14 patient evaluations for Ziprasidone with a adherence rating of Always

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Jul 15, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I suggest starting at 40mg and moving up from there,60mg was way too high for me at first,i the fatigue was unbearable at that dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hallucinations/delusions)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 320 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2012 (Started Feb 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for eating disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Difficulty falling asleep, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Loss of appetite, anxiety, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Feb 21, 2012 (Started Feb 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for eating disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Difficulty falling asleep, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Loss of appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 26, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Difficulty urinating (dysuria))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Bad urinary retention, well beyond hesitancy. It takes me at least a full minute to start a stream, even when my bladder is really full.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty urinating (dysuria)

Jul 24, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty urinating (dysuria))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty urinating (dysuria)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me Geodon is my antidepressant. I can't take regular antidepressants, but this is great. I take a real high dose but I don't get depressed and I don't switch into mania.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Insomnia if dose taken late or missed

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Insomnia if dose taken late or missed)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Side effects: Insomnia if dose taken late or missed

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Insomnia if dose taken late or missed)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily
Side effects: Insomnia if dose taken late or missed

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 3, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor felt that the Geodon and the Zoloft were competing in my brain with the relapse that was in progress the relapse is significant in my ability to walk. So we backed off of them slowly and replaced with Celexa
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Whole body ache, Overeating causes pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With drawals are awful even after tapering off. Chills, sweats, vomiting, and diarreaha.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Whole body ache, Overeating causes pain

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Whole body ache, Overeating causes pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be sure to take with food. Do not overeat while taking this medication because of the potential risk of severe discomfort for a protracted period. My mood is improved and I seem to have avoided manic phases and my libido has been somewhat enhanced. Over all I have felt better about myself and mood has improved.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Whole body ache, Overeating causes pain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Exhaustion, Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Anxiety attacks, Depression with anxiety, Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch for anxiety. We believe my severe anxiety was triggered by the Geodon since I was not suffering from it until I began taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Exhaustion, Anxiety attacks, Daytime sleepiness, Depression with anxiety, Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)

May 5, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Exhaustion, Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be very, very careful of "hyper-sleep". I was driving to work and had this happen twice while I was driving. Hyper-sleep is characterized by 1-4 minutes of deep sleep that comes on suddenly. While brief, if operating a motor vehicle it can be deadly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Exhaustion, Anxiety attacks, Daytime sleepiness, Depression with anxiety, Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)

  • 0 helpful marks

May 8, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Impulsivity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Chronic constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
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