96 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a cost of < $25

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Jun 1, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (urinary retention, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As an anti-cholinergic, amitriptyline caused the unexpected side-effect of causing my bladder muscle to barely function at all - detrusor aflexia. UTIs were a result, as well as residual urine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 23, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (urinary retention, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Sep 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Amitriptyline is first-rate for fibromyalgia, the drug of choice to start with. For me, it improves sleep and pain. Studies have proven this. Not sure about depression, though. I take other meds for that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, memory problems, sedation, cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2012 (Started Nov 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve communication)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2011 (Started Nov 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve communication)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the higher dosage caused nighttime incontinence
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 3, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Reduce muscle tension at bedtime)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I tried taking 1/2 dosage for 1-2 weeks, since any pain symptoms had stopped. I found that when I woke up in the morning, muscle tension was increasing to the point of discomfort. I immediately resumed the prescribed dosage (25 mg).
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Reduce muscle tension at bedtime)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: was more important when I had pain at bedtime
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Reduce muscle tension at bedtime)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No negative side effects; most days are pain-free, but don't know if this is just where I am today, or whether the drug is contributing
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle tension)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In low dosage, it helped me to relax muscles and overcome pain to sleep better
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, 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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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