130 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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Apr 21, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain so I had to stop and change to something else
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug worked great for my "Logical" mind. I felt more like the scientist I am and less emotional. I felt that my mood was leveled and I was less likely to have an emotional reponse to stressful situations. I only went off this drug because I lost my insurance and could no longer afford it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

May 3, 2010 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This particular antidepressant works great with my analytical mind. I feel very focused and "in the zone" when I'm at work.
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2011 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Deadened emotions)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Deadened emotions

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Jun 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lexapro was the first antidepressant I had ever taken, and it seemed to work well. However, as my dosage of Keppra increased, I began to get frequent panic attacks and anxiety, and I had little energy and no motivation. My general practitioner switched me to Paxil, and I am slowing the dosage of Keppra as I get onto Trileptal. I feel so much better! :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2011 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

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

May 27, 2010 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxiety and frustration and depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

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

Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Apathy, Insomnia

Dec 19, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Weight gain, Apathy, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Apathy, Insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 21, 2011 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • 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: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I were a single man, this drug would have been perfect for me, no sexual issues to deal with
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 11, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

Oct 2, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 7, 2011 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 6, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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