22 patient evaluations for Phenytoin taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy'

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

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Apr 28, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Worsens GERD, osteoclast, osteomalacia, Status epilepticus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Worsens GERD, osteoclast, osteomalacia, Status epilepticus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 3, 2013 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Worsens GERD, osteoclast, osteomalacia, Status epilepticus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Worsens GERD, osteoclast, osteomalacia, Status epilepticus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Worsens GERD, osteoclast, osteomalacia, Status epilepticus)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Phenytoin is an Osteoclast drug, that is the effects on my body make my osteoporosis worse, I do take a 1050mg codliver oil/vit D capsule as recomended by the neurologist as he is conversant with my osteoporosis. Furher to that my appointment with his clinic in May will be looking to reducing the dose further which at present is 200mg daily.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Ringing in ears (Tinnitus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Bone loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Ringing in ears (Tinnitus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Bone loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 23, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Problems concentrating, Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Immune disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I got sick, I stayed sick, low T-cell count, low white blood cell count. I know very few people have this problem with this medication, but this is far and away the one of the two worst treatments I endured for my epilepsy.

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Dec 30, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Anger, Dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had surgery 8/27/11, and they said it cured me. Started getting all toxic effects from dilantin. It never worked and just makes me sick. If I take with food, it seems to help block it a bit.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2011 (Started May 15, 1961)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: i just know i have to take this now in order to stay seizure free
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Daytime sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Sep 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a strong medicine, wears on the memory after time, not to be on for a long time, I have been on it for 5 years, my memory is getting bad and was not aware that I should not take this, other meds dont work at all, if you dont persist that the doctors find a way, they wont work for you on their own. Look into the meds they prescribe and the side effects, if I go a day or more without taking this, it will induce a seizure, like it did this last 4wks when I was sick. I need to get off this med. so I dont loose anymore of my memory.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory problems

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Sep 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Believe this was reason last seizure lasted longer then usual, it may prevent how often I have them

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