APTIOM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Seizures “I was using 800mg Aptiom samples for about two months and they worked great. Pros: no seizures or auras, less side affects and once a day tablets. Cons: Way to expensive!! ($500 a month) and nausea…but only lasted a month. Wish my neurologist told me the cost before getting off keppra and getting my hopes up with aptiom. Doesn’t make sense. Next, oxcarbazepine.”

Atlanta (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2018

For Seizures “I’ve been on many seizure meds and aptiom is a combo along with my keppra and vimpat. Side effects have been minimal like dizziness and nausea at first, but it goes away. Now that I’m on 800 mg. my seizures have stopped. Only been a week, but for me that’s a great sign!!”

smile (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2018

For Seizures “I’m about to start taking Aptiom 200mg! I read so many reviews on this medication and hoping it will help with my seizures! “

Veranika RN (taken for less than 1 month) February 21, 2018

For Seizures “I take Aptiom as a 2nd-line med, along with Vimpat. I started aptiom with 400mg. Side effects of dizziness and loss of balance were fairly bad. After a week, the doctor had me go up to 600mg. I did that for just 2 days because I could hardly stand up due to the dizziness and loss of balance. Short-term memory problems developed also. I called the doctor and told him how bad I felt, and he moved me down to just 300mg/day along with Vimpat 800mg/day. After a couple days for the meds to adjust, my seizures went away! I’ve had seizures for over 45 years, but with Aptiom and Vimpat I’ve had no seizures for 56 days! That’s a record for me. The doctor had me scheduled to go up to 800mg/day eventually, but he decided 300mg is ok.”

Mr. T. December 18, 2017

For Seizures “Taking aptiome, dilantin and quetiapine. Nocturnal seizures due to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Difficult to control seizures with any meds. I think aptiome helps most of the time, but may have several seizures suddenly for 5+ days in a stretch…then nothing for a couple of weeks. Feel very on edge and am severely thirsty especially after bathing. Doctor doesn’t respond to my concerns as he seems challenged by my situation. Hope to get referral to a Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) clinic close to home hoping to find other meds.”

Geegaw (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 15, 2017

For Seizures “I was on Aptiom 800 mg once a day for Partial motor seizures. Price was astronomical !My co-pay was over $600 a month. Luckily I was given 3 months worth of samples for free. I changed Doctors and was told that oxcarbazepine was basically the same as this drug (eslicarbazepine)and my copay was $2.85. I was a little ticked when I was told this.Yes it is the newest drug on the market, but is it really new? Be sure to ask questions of your Doctor. It may save you lots of money.Oh….the initial days I was sick, but after I took it a while I felt better. No Seizures in the 3 months I was on it.”

Not an ace July 6, 2017

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