13 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Nov 14, 2015 (Started May 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2013 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in gums)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 17, 2013 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, blurry vision, weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), blurry vision, word fishing

May 31, 2012 (Started Mar 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (word fishing, blurry vision, weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ever since I started taking Trileptal, its been an interesting experience. It has tamed my seizures somewhat, but not on its own. The side effects can be annoying sometimes, and has lowered by blood sodium several times (gotta be careful for that!) Beware of drowsiness and possible weight gain!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, restlessness (akathisia), blurry vision, word fishing

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2012 (Started Oct 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 11 x 300 mg/5 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unless I take this on a very full stomach it makes me very sleepy so I recommend eating a very large breakfast before taking it in the mornings. However, I take twice as much at night and cannot sleep, I don't understand that. Either way if you are taking this medication in the morning there is a good chance it is going to make you want to go back to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had very bad vertigo attack that lasted for over 1 week. Dr. prescribed additional dosage of meclizine which helped.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick too it - it works
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: vertigo

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 28, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizzy spells, short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dizzy spells, short term memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (complex partial))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused low sodium even with fluid restrictive diet .Increased edema to lower extremities.I also experienced more shortness of air.Frequent irregular. heartbeat PVC's & PAC's.Felt upper abdominal fullness and weight gain even with exercise and diet.Craved carbs on this medicine.Felt brain fog much of time.It also made me feel pretty "so who cares!" about many things.This is just not the normal me.Needed more frequent inhaler and nebulizer treatments on this medicine.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 6, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, brain fog, balance problems, memory problems, fatigue, depressed mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get as much rest as possible..... as if you have much choice!
Side effects: balance problems, muscle spasms, brain fog, joint pain, atrophy of right arm muscles, insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems, insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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