What is Felbamate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Felbatol

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Felbamate is an anticonvulsant used as either monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and as adjunctive therapy for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children. It is not used as first-line antiepileptic treatment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 63 43
Seizures (complex partial) 8 3
Dravet's syndrome 3 1
Seizures (partial focal) 2 1
Insomnia 1 0
Placenta previa 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
17
Moderate
15
Mild
10
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Felbamate

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 2
Headaches 2
Insomnia 2
Migraine headaches 2
Seizures 2
Weight loss 2

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Felbamate

Dosage Patients
800 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Felbamate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 16
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 11
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking Felbamate

Duration

Currently taking Felbamate

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Felbamate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 11
< $25 20
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Felbamate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 1

Patients stopped taking Felbamate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 1
Levetiracetam (Keppra) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Felbamate

Nov 10, 2010 (Started May 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 600 mg/ 5 mL Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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