44 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'insomnia'

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I kept trying to lose the 30 lbs I had put on and was unable to do it, no matter what I tried. Then I read that this drug has this side effect and asked the doctor to give me something else, since I had insomnia without depression, and didn't need an anti-depressant. I started losing the weight immediately, and all of it came off without me having to do anything else.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 24, 2009 (Started Dec 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess in morning, bad dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: get at least 8 hours of sleep after taking meds otherwise you'll get sick
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess in morning, bad dreams, unrefreshing or poor sleep

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 6, 2009 (Started Oct 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, tiredness, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, grogginess, dry mouth

Jun 22, 2009 (Started Oct 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, grogginess, dry mouth

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Oct 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this medication when necessary but I have halved the dose
Side effects: tiredness, grogginess, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no side effects, I love it! it is a big help for my sleep issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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 (weight gain, dry mouth, headaches, shakiness)
  • 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 (shakiness, drug interaction with Neurontin)
  • 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 (grogginess 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: grogginess 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: grogginess 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: grogginess in morning

  • 1 helpful mark

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 (dry mouth, headaches, grogginess)
  • 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

Jan 20, 2009 (Started Sep 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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