3 patient evaluations for Imipramine

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nocturia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This remains an effective treatment that allows me to sleep through the night, without needing to pee.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2015 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nocturia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking 2 pills a night remains very effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 24, 2012 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for minimize night time bathroom trips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for prolong sleeping time periods)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Increasing the dosage to 20mg a night has enabled me to sleep uninterrupted for a significantly longer time period. I now usually stay asleep for between six to ten hours. Plus I don't have to immediately pee upon waking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 24, 2011 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm using this to cut down on the number of night time bathroom visits I need, which helps me have a longer, more restful sleep. Next month I should be able to split my Vesicare dosage (daytime bladder control), so I will see if the delayed second dose, will extend its benefits to the evening as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2009 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just one 10mg pill each evening, has decreased my night time bathroom trips from 4 to 1. Before starting treatment, I had to get up and go every 2 hours. This lengthened to every 4 hours, after about a week and now after a month I'm good for 6 - 8 hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 23, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sudden onset of sleep, morning sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When this medication is increased by even 50mg, I fall asleep without knowing it within an hour from the drowsiness/grogginess. It had meant I need to make sure I'm not holding anything I can spill or break, or a lit cigarette. This small increase also means the hangover effect is more severe on waking. (Of course, if I were able to stay asleep more than 2-4 hours, the hangover effect would probably not be so strong.) ;)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sudden onset of sleep, morning sleepiness

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sudden onset of sleep, morning sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although an "older" antidepressant, the side effect of drowsiness helps with sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sudden onset of sleep, morning sleepiness

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Another med to take as part of migraine regimen. I didn't want so many meds in my system.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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