11 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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May 14, 2013 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Melatonin after seeing too much negative press about Ambien.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2011 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Jan 13, 2011 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 27, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 19, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: accept higher dose for first few weeks, then lower it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (ataxia (lack of coordination), clumsiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not for me, but I know it works for others
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Oct 9, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (ataxia (lack of coordination), clumsiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Not for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (ataxia (lack of coordination), clumsiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Spacey, fatigued. Takes longer to work than I expected, 1.5 hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take this no more than 3x a week.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsy in a.m.

Aug 4, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsy in a.m.

Jun 19, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in a.m.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 3, 2009 (Started Apr 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Dec 06, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug dependence, groggy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it does still help me stay asleep and i have been taking it for a long period of time
Side effects: drug dependence, groggy in morning

Feb 16, 2009 (Started Dec 06, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drug dependence, groggy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if it ain't broke don't fix it. i don't know why society feels it is so bad to become dependent on something if it is doing what it is supposed to do.
Side effects: drug dependence, groggy in morning

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (groggy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this does not help me get to sleep, it does help me stay asleep, without it i wake up frequently and can't get back to sleep. if i don't get enough sleep on this i feel groggy all the next day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drug dependence, groggy in morning

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2008 (Started Jul 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irrational behavior, grogginess, crying)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It can cause you to do strange things.
Side effects: crying, grogginess, irrational behavior

  • 0 helpful marks
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