13 patient evaluations for Citalopram with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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May 1, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

May 13, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 30, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for menopause)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sexual dysfunction is a concern.

May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am supposed to taken 60 mg, but there's been some kind of mix up with my mail order pharmacy, and I have run out of them and it looks like I will be waiting 2 mo. to get more. I don't feel like they are working so good.

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick on my tongue when I try to take them. Weight gain. Don't feel like they ease my depression enough.

Mar 17, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It may not work as well as the name brand

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Jan 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 3, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Craving carbs, Anxiety while in public or large crowds, Craving sweets, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Craving carbs, Craving sweets, Anxiety while in public or large crowds

May 12, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Craving carbs, Anxiety while in public or large crowds, Craving sweets, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to kep it right where my coffee cups are so that I take it regularly, and i have to take it one hour before I eat or two hours after I eat. That can be problematic at times. It helps the depression mostly, but does not help the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Craving carbs, Craving sweets, Anxiety while in public or large crowds

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg One time
Advice & Tips: i feel nasua , i feel like i cant tell how i feel any more im on so many meds yeaaaaaa GINEEEEE PIGGGG
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of balance

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 25, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Abdominal pain, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Brain fog, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I ramped up slowly on this medication and found an increase in abdominal pain and frequency of migraines (which I already suffered from) most likely because the bouts of constipation were followed by diarrhea. And coming down slowly I noticed a reduction in those symptom. However, rather quickly on the drug I noticed a reduction in anxiety although only a slight improvement in depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Abdominal pain, Brain fog, Constipation, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Sweating increased

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2009 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sweating increased, Short term memory problems, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Anxious mood, Fatigue, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: Short term memory problems, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Sweating increased, Anxious mood, Dizziness, Fatigue, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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