154 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did not expect to gain so much weight off of 1 pill but I did!!! I Lost 30lbs after I got off of the medication and continue to lose.
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Dec 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was gaining weight so my Doc suggested to lower the dose. I must say I was not expecting this med to work but it cut the numbness down about 90% and totally stopped the Spasms!
Side effects: weight gain

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Aug 17, 2011 (Started Mar 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 30, 2009 (Started Mar 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Big help for Trimengial Neuralgia
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 19, 2009 (Started Mar 27, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's a wonderful treament combination as it addresses my trimengial neuralgia it also treats mild depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jul 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 20, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth at night, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth at night, constipation

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth at night, constipation

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Nov 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked for a few months, then became ineffective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: caused too much daytime sleepiness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

May 31, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe it contributes to weight gain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Jun 29, 2011 (Started Sep 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 20, 2011 (Started Feb 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: This drug actually serves a dual purpose. It is a tricyclic anti-depressant that has a side effect of dry mouth helping to treat excess saliva. It was originally prescribed for its drying effect. I stopped taking this because other medications I'm currently taking are causing the same dryness. This is an effective low cost dual purpose medication. I would recommend this medication for any patient in need of an anti depressant or management of excess saliva.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 16, 2011 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (circulation problems, loss of sex drive (libido), tension headaches, numbness in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately these affected my circulation in my hands and feet, they where always cold and my big toenails where becoming detatched from the nail bed as the nail bed was going soft. Since stopping the tablets iv been able to wake up much easier and my nail beds are starting to heal now and harden again. Also my hands and feet no longer feel like they are freezing cold all the time they feel normal warmth again.
Side effects: tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands, loss of sex drive (libido)

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (circulation problems, tension headaches, numbness in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I dont like this drug it leaves me feeling woosy in the mornings and I have problems with libido when I am on this drug :(
Side effects: tension headaches, circulation problems, numbness in hands, loss of sex drive (libido)

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