10 patient evaluations for Topiramate taken for the purpose of 'headaches'

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Aug 18, 2016 (Started Jun 12, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medication are set up a week in advance for 3 time a day. Had additional benefit of weight lose over a year of from 315 to 240. Quit smoking and put on 20 pounds and thyroid went out of wack and added another 25 lbs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, pain behind eye, recurring urinary tract infection, kidney pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: weight loss
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 5, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: topamax seems to have the effect of having a weight loss. that is good for me because i have lost 10 pounds since i started taking it. i do have what i call "topamax brain" from time to time and during this time i feel like i am in a fog==light headed feeling. but all in all, it seems to work with the migraines with which i suffer.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: naproxene works just as good and don't have horrible bitter taste
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: metallic taste in mouth

May 13, 2009 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: metallic taste in mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2009 (Started May 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bad taste in mouth, hands tingling, feet tingling, word fishing, brain fog, tremor in hands, mood swings, nausea, head tingling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take this med if you can avoid it!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feet tingling, hands tingling, head tingling, nausea, mood swings, word fishing, tremor in hands, bad taste in mouth, brain fog, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2009 (Started Sep 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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