2 patient evaluations for Oxcarbazepine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Nov 18, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the week I took this medication, admittedly immediately after stopping 100 mg Lamictal abruptly, I experienced a drugged feel, significant tiredness, and brain fog/an inability to think clearly. I started at 300 mg twice a day and was supposed to add another 300 mg in the morning, but given how I felt my doctor advised me to stop taking the medication altogether. Hmmm, I wonder what I get to try next?
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, tiredness, tiredness

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Oct 10, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle shaking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I got toxic on even a slight increase in my dosage, but the right amount really does the job.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle shaking

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