31 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a side effects rating of Mild

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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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May 11, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with my sleep, before I was taking Zolpiedem to help me sleep, but I was doing things that I could not remember doing, and it was kind of scary. It took a little while to get the dosage right, but it seems to be working for the depression and with my insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, dry mouth at night

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Nov 19, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bad taste in mouth, drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find this medication leaves a really bad taste in my mouth for hours after I have taken it. I take this medication at night as it can make you feel sleepy and I find that if I am late in taken the medication (like if I have been out and not taken my medication till I get home) that it can make you feel quite foggy in the morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: bad taste in mouth, drowsy in morning

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Sep 30, 2010 (Started Feb 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Everyone is different, just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean that it won't work for someone else.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 3 pills each evening (25 mg each). I noticed on a recent road trip that I was extremely fatigued each evening and ended up crying uncontrollably over nothing. I increased my intake to 4 pills only when fatigued. It helped tremendously.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 23, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 13, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

Apr 17, 2010 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

May 22, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

May 7, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find that this medication works well for a while and then it looses its effectiveness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

Apr 14, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

Apr 7, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

Apr 2, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, grogginess, bad taste in mouth, mood changes, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, headaches

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Jul 6, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jaw pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: slightly drowsy for about 1 hour after taking them, help me sleep.

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jaw pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with jaw pain alot, restless leg, seems to have gotten a little worse over the last 3/4 weeks, they help me sleep.

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jaw pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: helped with jaw pain alot, restless leg settled quite alot and helped me sleep

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Elavil at night time to make me sleep through the night because I was having really BAD nightmares. I was screaming and crying and the really bad part was my eyes were open and my husband thought I was awake and doing this, he was calling my name and I didnt respond... so he had to shake me to yell at me to get my attention. It scared him to. The nightmares were all about death, so I have no idea why... but I didnt like it at all and talked to my doctor right away. So Elavil works. But it does make you a little sleepy feeling the next morning, so I advise you to take the med atleast around 8pm maybe 9pm before you go to bed and then that way it has time to work on you and then wear off before work the next morning (if you work). I hope this helps. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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Dec 28, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This med did slightly help me to sleep but it helped me gain weight WAY TOO MUCH.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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