104 patient evaluations for Alprazolam

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Mar 25, 2012 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2012 (Started Sep 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Just be cautious not to exceed the dosages since this can be addictive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was just too dangerous driving for my job. My Pdoc worked with me to find other strategies for anxiety and stress relief rather than taking a benzo. We are making progress on reducing my symptoms with meditation, relaxation, visualization, journal writing, breathing, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: is effective if I take it everyday. If taken occasionally it causes drowsiness. Addiction danger for me. Only use occasionally as needed. Usually in anticipation of a stressful situation
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rather than take 1mg daily, I took these as needed. 1-3x's a day on severe anxiety days. Then many days I have none. That helps my concern re:addiction, as that is an issue with me. An unexpected benefit was a general feeling of well being after anxiety was diminishing. I am suspicious of depression being a reaction after several days in a row of Xanax and then none for a day...would leave me feeling down...probably a little withdrawel effect rather than Xanax triggering a depressive episode? This med worked wonders for the physical symptoms: sick stomach, shakes, inside quivers, sweating, and then I noticed a quiet feeling...didn't feel so uncomfortable in my own skin. The drowsies stopped after just a few uses.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 24, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this as needed. 0.25 mg up to 4 times a day. It takes the edge off. When I feel very anxious I will take two. I know some who take 1 mg up to 6 times a day. I would sleep with anything over .50 mg. (lol) This is one of the drugs that are not covered in my low prescription cost program though it is much needed!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this maybe a handful of times through the year for major panic/paranoia events related to my bipolar disorder. I overally have a very good control and handle on the manic side of my bipolar disorder and I'm capable of talking myself down from panic attacks. When the self help techniques do not work, I will take this as it do calm me down quickly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fear of public or open places (Agoraphobia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment worked very well for me, was on it for over 3.5 yrs. New doctor wants to change up and see if a new combo will reduce the overall number of pills I have to take each day ( all meds included ).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2011 (Started Feb 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Side effects: Skin sensitive to touch

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2011 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 7, 2009 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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