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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
3/20/2010 7:59:29 AM

Reviewer: poohey, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been using this drug for over 28 years now.I was diagnosed epileptic at age 12.I was put in a major university for over 3 mo.they tried depakote,dilanten,you name it,then at 16 I became pregnant @found out the other drugs given causes such bad side effects to my unborn child I changed drugs.This has been a life saver I have 6 children,3 grandchildren non can keep up with me.The side effects ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
2/20/2010 11:07:52 PM

Reviewer: 2Knowepilepsy, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had Epilepsy for 32 years and this was the first medication i took or was forced to take as a todler. while i only took the medication for two years i am sure it is what lead to my learning disabilitys and my anger as a todler. now a parent my self i would not recomend this to any parent seeking treatment for any growing child. I have taken more then 13 diffrent medications had a VNS implan ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
1/3/2010 8:31:14 AM

Reviewer: CJ, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Eplipesy when I was 11 (I am not 46) but had been suffering from seizures for many years prior. Started with Phenobarbital (and Dilantin). My advice... do your homework and think twice before approving the use of Phenobarbital for yourself or your child!!! Can cause severe depression, rapid tooth decay and osteoporosis.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
12/7/2009 11:33:20 PM

Reviewer: gloriasick47, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Well i have had seizure's since i was 1yr old @ that time i was on oral pheno.i did not have any seizure's .Until i went to another nerologist and he put me on Dilantin i had 12 seizure's in 2week's so he put me back on Pheno.and that was 3week's ago and i have not had a seizure since but i injured my head alot having those seizure's alot of bad bumps &lumps.I know i ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
11/22/2009 12:52:15 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken it for 29years and works fine.

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