129 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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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: 20 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

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopped thanks to Neuro behavioural Cognitive course.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It managed my depression but not my pain.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Decreased sex drive (libido), Cotton Head, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cipralex was quite good at treating my depression, and I would recommend it to others. However, it does make it difficult to think clearly some of the time, which can be very frustrating. It also, in my case, led to gradual weight gain, so I'm switching to a different med that won't cause me to continue gaining weight - and will hopefully also allow me to think more clearly.

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Decreased sex drive (libido), Cotton Head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that taking Cipralex (Escitalopram) makes it more difficult for me to think about one thing for prolonged periods of time. This might be a good thing in some instances - once I missed a dose and found myself unable to let a topic go for a good twenty minutes. But it is annoying to have your train of thought constantly "leave the tracks".

  • 0 helpful marks
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