134 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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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: 5 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: 20 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

Apr 16, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2014)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: apathy

May 18, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: apathy

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: apathy

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: apathy

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual side effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When starting an anti-depressant, remember that it will usually take several weeks before you can feel a positive difference.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2005)

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

Mar 12, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2005)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As side effects go, drowsiness is one I can manage, but at times the daytime napping really gets old. I'm very lucky that I work from home, so nobody knows if I nap during the day, so long as my work is submitted on time. So far, the increased daytime sleep has not impacted my work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2013 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hair pulling (trichotillomania))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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