What is Eslicarbazepine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aptiom

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Eslicarbazepine is an antiepileptic drug that is also used to treat bipolar disorder and trigeminal neuralgia. It is a prodrug for S(+)-licarbazepine, the major active metabolite of oxcarbazepine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 19 65
Occipital neuralgia 4 4
Seizures (complex partial) 2 9
Depressed mood 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 10
Mild 25
None 32

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Eslicarbazepine

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 2
Flatulence 2
Grogginess in morning 2
Headaches 2
Nausea 2
Tremor(s) 2

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Eslicarbazepine

Dosage Patients
1,200 mg daily 4
400 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 1
600 mg daily 1
800 mg daily 1
1,600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Eslicarbazepine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Eslicarbazepine

Duration

Currently taking Eslicarbazepine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Eslicarbazepine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 68
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 64
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 8
$25-49 3
< $25 38
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Eslicarbazepine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) 4
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 2
Levetiracetam (Keppra) 2
Perampanel (Fycompa) 1
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

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1 patient evaluation for Eslicarbazepine

Aug 10, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 16, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 17, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 17, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After surgery the 1200 mg made me rely on a wheelchair after a month. I tried cutting 800mg for 2 weeks then went back to getting lazy. I then took 800 the next day and the problem vanished.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 20, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2018 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: got it 1/15/2018. After being called in on 1/9/2018
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 23, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 5, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 8, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: ordered 3/1/17 filled 3/1/17.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 11, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 17, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took way longer then it should have.  He said give him at least 5 days.  I  did call the refill in within 5 days but Kmart had not transfered it yet, so Victor told me to call back in a day or 2.  Whhich I did but it still was not transferedd yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 2, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: got rid of constipation from onfi.  Don't know which lowere seizures, Aptiom or raising VNS.  My guess is VNS because seizures increased after I returned.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 25, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage was upped from  800 to 1200, noticed a huge difference.  Pablo told Me AHCCCS will cover the new dose so got it the 25th.  I got all 45.  I was anticipating just 10-15.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 7, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: filled: 12/06/15, no documentation
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 12, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 21, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Eliminated the constipation Onfi caused.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Aug 25, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: undid the constipation onfi causes
Cost: $200+ monthly

Aug 21, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: fixed my constipation problem. Would like to discuss bumping taking 600 mg in AM and 300 mg at about 5:00pm.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 3, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s), grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: way better attitude. No more constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: took away my bad attitude, much easier to take the high road. No more constipation.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 30, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: calmed me, reduced figity, but increased seizures. I will just wait to see how the full dose works.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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