43 patient evaluations for Mirtazapine

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May 30, 2019 (Started Aug 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think this is the main reason I have less nightmares. I wake up without having rested the same as before but at least the nights are less stressful. Something you should have in mind (even though it may be different for each person): this causes excessive sleepiness especially the next 8-9 hours after taken, so better take it right after dinner instead of waiting to bedtime (for example I wake up at 6am so I take it at 9pm) Due to sleepiness increasing as temperature does, I have now decided to only take this on weekends, otherwise I would fall asleep right before dinner.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2018 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased appetite)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

Aug 29, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased appetite)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been advised to stop taking as it may conflict with a new drug which I can only take after stopping this drug - 5 weeks clean out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 6, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It gives me comfort in knowing I wont experience anxiety attacks or depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 7, 2015 (Started Nov 13, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Finally able to get to sleep and stay asleep, as it prevents night tremors (when levodopa is low) from being bothersome.  I have been able to reduce daytime levodopa use from 14 grams carbidopa-levodopa 25-100 equivalent to 10.5 grams.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 6, 2015 (Started Sep 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lightheadedness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unsure at present. need to evaluate later, have only recently re-started this medication. So far difficult to say if better or worse than Sertraline
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Sep 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lightheadedness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Nov 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vivid dreams)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness, heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 20, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vivid dreams)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I prefer to take it after the Efavirenz. This way the sleepiness on the next morning seems to be smaller.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for reactive depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for self harm thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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