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

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Condition: Essential Tremor
9/15/2014 7:47:20 AM

Reviewer: jrobin, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started taking primidone about two months ago per my neurologist for termers.Im taking 50mg once a day in the evening.The effects have been amazing termers stopped almost overnite and am sleeping better than I have in 20yrs.Most of all my wife and friends have said im a new person.I saw a lot of bad reviews here but at the dosage im taking im a fan

Condition: Essential Tremor
8/12/2014 1:46:50 PM

Reviewer: none, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I ended up having to take 500 mg. per day and experienced terrible itching. It took me 3 weeks to wean off this drug and now I have the bad tremors again. I am hoping to find something else to calm them.

Condition: Essential Tremor
8/10/2014 1:13:36 PM

Reviewer: Lloyd H, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I a a 63 year old male taking 50mg once a day at bedtime. My tremors had gotten distractingly annoying and noticeable by others. The treatment almost immediately stopped the tremors. For me the worst side effect has been dreaming/poor sleep. It seems like I dream all night. Meaningless disconnected dreams, waking up feeling unrested. There are other medications to treat the tremors. I will discus ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Essential Tremor
8/2/2014 4:59:19 PM

Reviewer: Red Leary, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Reason for taking Primidone was to try as an alternative treatment of hand tremors to Propranolol. I tried one 250 mg dose at 11pm (no alcohol or other drugs consumed) and was unable to function the next day. I felt doped out/stoned for 24 hours and slept for a long time. I did notice it was greatly dampening my hand tremors, though. In short, I was unable to tolerate the drug. Maybe we can t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Essential Tremor
7/29/2014 1:56:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took the pill for 8 days and what I found maybe because it doesn't work well with the other meds I'm taking. I found myself extremely tired my vision was blurred and I just found myself lost.If this is what I have to do to stop the tremmers then I will not take it.

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