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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
11/22/2009 6:57:41 PM

Reviewer: Tegretol Retard, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on this drug for 19 years. It was of no benefit to me at all. Even though the seizures wasn't so frequent, i still had very bad side effects which included depression, hypothyroidism, agression, irritability and hullucinations. I thought i was going mad. When i came off the drug and went on to another, i very much improved. The side effects have gone. My new drug is leaving me seizure fr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
11/22/2009 6:25:25 PM

Reviewer: mhumphrey01, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/26/2009 8:23:37 PM

Reviewer: Dillon, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My Son had Focal seizures starting at 4 yrs of age....He had sesrious facial and speech distortions. Eventually he could not even breath. it was a nightmare each time it occured. He was put on Dilantan with little success. He was put on Tegratal XR finally at 5 yrs old...His seizures finally dissapeared. By age 9 he had no more seizures....Today at 17 yrs old he has been # 1 in his class at sc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
7/25/2009 7:48:25 AM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I had nausea and a headache when I first began taking it, but none of the other medications either didn't stopp the seizures or I had severe size effects. Topamax gave me terrible side effects and depleted my energy to the point where all I wanted to do was sleep.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
7/7/2009 3:42:07 AM

Reviewer: muycalentehoy@aol.com, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
only seizure med to control seizures effectively; side effects minimal--mostly tiredness and excessive sleepiness. am post menopausal now and having difficulty losing weight

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