17 patient evaluations for Carbamazepine with a side effects rating of Severe

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Dec 30, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, slowed thinking, daytime sleepiness, overwhelming fatigue, depression with suicidal thoughts, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2014 (Started Dec 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Substance abuse)
  • Side effects
    Severe (feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation, slowed thinking, daytime sleepiness, overwhelming fatigue, depression with suicidal thoughts, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was supposed to help bring my mania down but it takes away the drive to live completely. All I want to do is sleep and it has affected my day to day functioning. If you battle with a drive to live I would discuss this with your doctor before starting this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, depressed mood, sleepiness, dizzy spells, mood swings, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was the most awful medication i have ever taken in my hole entire life, i was always dizzy, felt depressed, couldn't concentrate, always tired. just awful.

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May 26, 2012 (Started May 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heavy sensation, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

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Nov 30, 2011 (Started Nov 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vomiting, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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Aug 12, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, dizziness with disorientation, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still had seizures while taking the meds. And the meds made me more sick.

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (double vision (diplopia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia)

Jan 1, 1980 (Started Jan 01, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (double vision (diplopia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: double vision (diplopia)

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Jul 8, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: must eat with them as some stomach discomfort follows,then uncomfortable dizzy,out of it & very tired. sleep at least 1 hour after med. enter system.spend balance of DAY looking for what I set down, no short term memory.very moody & a great deal of depression. restlessness
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Jul 3, 2009 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have your CBC done often, every two months at least.
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking 400mg in a slow release pill twice a day. It has been wonderful in relieving pain. I still have numbness in my hands but I can live with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Has worked well for me, especially for most of my nerve pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, increased appetite, mood swings

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Feb 9, 2008 (Started Feb 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It caused my throat to go totally raw and caused me to become ill within one day of taking it...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rashes (redness, swelling)

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Sep 15, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (decreased appetite, loss of thirst, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), low testosterone, uveitis, lactose intolerance, non-celiac gluten intolerance, food allergy, loss of thirst, iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became much less lucid and had major difficulties carrying out everyday activities. I had to stop work.

Sep 15, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (decreased appetite, loss of thirst, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), uveitis, lactose intolerance, non-celiac gluten intolerance, food allergy, loss of thirst, iritis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Owing to escalating food intolerances, I asked consultant if drugs could be withdrawn. They suggested I switched to Oxycarbazepine.

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