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Condition: Additional Medication to Treat Partial Seizures
1/22/2014 1:34:49 AM

Reviewer: To a T., 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My doc. started me on a low dose used for children and slowly had me go up in does of Vimpat while lowering my Dilantin. My seizers have been under control, my only side affect since I've been off Dilantine and on full 200mg of Vimpat twice a day is sensitivity to bright lights. Also as someone else commented the cost is so high. I hope it soon drops a bit.

Condition: Additional Medication to Treat Partial Seizures
11/29/2013 12:39:54 AM

Reviewer: lo, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Vimpat for the last year. It has controlled my seizures very well. I do experience side effects such as numbness mainly on my face and tongue and ringing and short term hearing loss especially a half hour or so after taking it. This usually lasts about a hour. I also have horrible memory loss and trouble verbalizing my thoughts at times. This can be very frustrating. I do not have ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication to Treat Partial Seizures
11/16/2013 6:20:40 PM

Reviewer: jezebelle, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
1st made me fattest in my life, now I have to force myself to eat. Crying for no reason - 13 times in one day. Staggered down the street. Never had heartburn in 67 yrs. Popping tums and had to be put on (memory loss) med. for GI problems and constipated. Skin feels like it's crawling. I take it with primidone (30 yrs.) Stopped seizures for a record time - 1 year and 1 month, but they& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication to Treat Partial Seizures
10/28/2013 9:00:43 AM

Reviewer: NurseMad, 3-6 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible drug. Especially for toddlers which was what was prescribed for mine. He has had nothing but problems with it!!!! Thanks Big Pharma!

Condition: Additional Medication to Treat Partial Seizures
9/27/2013 5:04:53 AM

Reviewer: RIver Evans, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am 26 years old and was diagnosed with generalized epilepsy 2 years ago..VIMPAT has controlled my Grand Mals and other episodes. My dissatisfaction lies in the side effects of the drug. For me the main, and worse side effect is a crushing pit of despair, the word depression barley begins to scratch the surface of these feelings. I do now experience most emotions in this very intense fas ... Show Full Comment

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