155 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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Oct 19, 2011 (Started Feb 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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