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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Tegretol oral.

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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
11/6/2008 7:55:57 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Caution the first 5-6 days, then afterwards no problems. Just remember to take the drug on time as prescribed by the physician. The drug is cost effective. No need for more expensive drugs. I am a senior citizen and this is a big concern.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
10/29/2008 2:49:23 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Tegretol XR since 2002; prior to that I was on regular Tegretol. The Extended action has greatly decreased the frequency of seizure and, according to the blood tests my doctor has ordered (about once a year) has stayed in my system. I take 2 600MG capsules in the morning and 2 in the evening and am very happy with the overall effectiveness of the medicine. I do not feel overly ti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
10/16/2008 7:19:18 PM

Reviewer: Winston, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was in my teens and had a very diffucult time in high school. It was very hard to concentrate on school work and I could hardly stay awake. I've read where people are on these types of drugs for many years without seizures. Have they ever tried weaning themselves off to see if they have outgrown the seizures. I weaned myself off and found that I was seizure free without medication. Don& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
10/15/2008 5:56:12 PM

Reviewer: tiptoby, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Started off ok no symptoms but after 2 weeks tablets increased to 400mg twice a day. Started with a rash which progressed over a few days to a very bad itchy skin rash all over body swollen hot red face. By about the 6th day my lips had swollen I had sore blisters all over my mouth and tongue. I have stopped taking tegratol and after 5 days the rash is going darker in colour and is not as itchy. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
6/9/2008 12:03:37 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I went on this after having a gran-mal seizure after having what i foudn out were partial-seizures for 10 years previously. before the drug i would get the partial-seizures (can't talk right or move to well or think straight) about once every 3-4 months. I'm still having them. Havent' had any gran-mal's though, so not sure if it's truly helping or not.

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