User Reviews for Carbatrol
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Reviews for Carbatrol to treat Epilepsy
"No help at all did not work"
Gloyra (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 21, 2015
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm 51, been having seizures since I was 12. Carbatrol and Depakote are what I'm taking now for about 20 years. These are the only medications that seem to work for me, I've been considered controlled, I drive, the best thing that happen to me. Only thing they are just so expensive."
xert (taken for 10 years or more) October 18, 2013
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I was put on this medication over 11 years ago. I had to be boosted up to 1200mg daily to get the blood serum level in the right area. It had to be combined with Keppra to finally help me obtain control of my epilepsy. It has been very effective the past 11 years, and I have had no side effects with it."
rowdytexan (taken for 10 years or more) August 13, 2013
15 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had epilepsy for 14 years now and during the first 9 years I took Carbatrol. At first it was great seizure free then the side effects kicked in. I was depressed and had anxiety, my emotional state changed. I felt nausea, dizzy, and sometimes uncomfortable in my body. I switched to Keppra and I'm happy. I'm normal moods and so far no side effects in Keppra."
Carbatrol Free (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 17, 2013
17 users found this comment helpful.
"Carbatrol has helped me tremendously. I have been taking it for about 12 years. All I can say is Thanks Carbatrol!"
Charmaine1312 (taken for 10 years or more) October 2, 2012
9 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 29, and have been on anti-convulsants since 13. Tegretol made me dizzy, sleepy, and black out in random places so my doctor changed me to Carbatrol. It is crazy expensive without insurance. It works well, but Not 100%. Over the years I've noticed its effectiveness wanes. Increasing the dosage causes dizziness and doesn't seem to solve the problem. However I have been tried on 3 other seizure medicines and they did not help at ALL, so I feel I have no choice but to stick with the rough journey on Carbatrol. Its crazy how epileptics have to FIGHT to prove their disability."
Jesica Racsumberger (taken for 10 years or more) June 3, 2012
16 users found this comment helpful.
"Dizziness for a couple of days as I adjusted to it then again had dizziness for a couple of days as dosage was later increased to 1200mg per day. Slept well, but was tired early and required going to bed about an hour earlier. Took for five years. Unfortunately it did not eliminate all seizures. Had several absence seizures requiring that I change medication."
Anonymous December 20, 2009
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been using this for 5 years now, no side effects."
cwboone98103 May 17, 2009
12 users found this comment helpful.
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