129 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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Dec 28, 2016 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 11, 2015 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IF YOU READ MY BIO, YOU WILL SEE HOW BAD ALL OF 2014 WAS, AND HOW BAD 2015 IS. FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH, NOTHING IS HELPING MY DEPRESSION.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 11, 2014 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Lexapro is still helping me get through most of my "bad days"; but I am having more bad than good days this year. I have been through quite a few health issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been more depressed & upset lately due to added health issues, so I don't feel that the Lexapro helps me a lot when I am really depressed; so I don't know if it is me or the drug. I really don't think any drug can help you all the time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 20mg of Lexapro in the morning because of depression and stress. It seems to be helping and doing it's job.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 27, 2016 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach, headaches, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, upset stomach, headaches

Apr 6, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach, headaches, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, upset stomach, headaches

Apr 3, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, upset stomach, headaches

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, upset stomach, headaches

Mar 18, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, upset stomach, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 5, 2016 (Started Sep 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2016 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue

Aug 1, 2014 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea, sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue

Sep 16, 2011 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sex drive (libido) decreased, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2016 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2016 (Started May 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it just didn't work.. 
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 27, 2015 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have taken this med more than once and not been impressed with it either time. Told the md that when put on it this time but they wanted me on it anyway. Then they increased the dosage saying it usually doesn't help. I was impressed to say the least.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges, numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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