30 patient evaluations for Sertraline taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder'

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Jul 6, 2014 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One of five, moved to taking it at the evening to help with daytime focus.

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Feb 11, 2011 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Nov 15, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped for 2 weeks in order to have some sort of urinary test done. Started right back up again when [whatever] test was completed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Cymbalta and Zoloft at the same time (with Lamictal) so I'm not sure what works for what. I DO know that this was diagnosed for OCD, and it didn't work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doses went from 50 to 100 to 150 to currently 200mg. I don't remember the dates, my brain is foggy; I'm doing my best to fill things out somewhat correctly here.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: HOW DO YOU MEASURE HOW MANY SWEETS YOU'VE EATEN IN YOUR LIFE???? Or how many sweets you're eating now? I started on my b'day (I assume <giggle>) and I'm eating a chocolate bar as we speak. I'm not overweight (150#, 5'1"), I just like chocolate.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 15, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 15, 2013 (Started Oct 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Nov 17, 2012 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (aggressive behavior)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2012 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started May 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (liver disease)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If Sertraline is the right medication for your problem, it works like a charm. Easiest to take before sleep for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: you may have to try many different treatments before you find one that works for you,don't be afraid to mention anything that is bothering you,let it all out.stopped-jan.5, 2012. did not help, if another Dr. said"your questionare was filld in from a depressed person".
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 25, 2011 (Started May 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Being my first prescription Medication for Depression, I figured it would not work effectively until maximum dosage, so for people who are going to start taking zoloft or setraline, do your best at being patient because we ll know what it is like to have to wait for positive symptoms unfortunately. Also i like to believe that even though a standard dosage does range from 50-200mg/day, optimal amounts would be between 150-200mg so it can be months before you see any real-Life changing results. Also, Don't do what I did-I went off of it immediately without weening off! stupid mistake. Again, Please be patient and Get AS MUCH MORAL SUPPORT YOU CAN.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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