154 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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May 13, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shakiness, headaches, dry mouth, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the major issue I have is weight gain, and extremely dry mouth,this causes dental issues
Side effects: shakiness, dry mouth, weight gain, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drug interaction with Neurontin, shakiness

Apr 13, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drug interaction with Neurontin, shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drug interaction with Neurontin, shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (groggy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When beginning this drug, take earlier than your bedtime to ease the grogginess the next morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It takes a few days to get use to taking it, if you have to get up and go to work. When I worked I had to take it about 8pm each night, instead of waiting until bedtime.
Side effects: groggy in morning

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first began taking this med, I could hardly get up on the AM. I learned that I had to take it about 8:30PM, so I could get up at 5:30AM without feeling groggy. It took a long time for this to go away.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Dec 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, dry mouth, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i feel this is helping very much with my depression
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, weight gain

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lets me fall back asleep quicly when Iwake in the night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, headaches, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just take it, and see if it helps, give it some time, it's not a drug that helps right from the start.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hangover effect

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had weird side effects when I when weaned off of this. I became very nervous and very aggitated to where I wanted to punch walls and pull my hair out. My p-doc was shocked and said it is unusual. However, he upped my dose of Seroquel and I had no problems when I stopped it the second time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, weight gain

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this for many years and have not have major problems. The weight, I try to get under control. Plus, you have to have blodd testing every so often to check the Elavil Level in blood.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2009 (Started May 15, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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