129 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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Dec 27, 2015 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2016 (Started May 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it just didn't work.. 
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2016 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Suicidal thoughts or urges, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 5, 2016 (Started Sep 10, 2014)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2016 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Aug 1, 2014 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Sep 16, 2011 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Sep 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Sex drive (libido) decreased, Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 27, 2016 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Headaches, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Upset stomach, Headaches

Apr 6, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Headaches, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Upset stomach, Headaches

Apr 3, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Upset stomach, Headaches

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Upset stomach, Headaches

Mar 18, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • 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: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Upset stomach, Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 28, 2016 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

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

Aug 11, 2015 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IF YOU READ MY BIO, YOU WILL SEE HOW BAD ALL OF 2014 WAS, AND HOW BAD 2015 IS. FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH, NOTHING IS HELPING MY DEPRESSION.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 11, 2014 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Lexapro is still helping me get through most of my "bad days"; but I am having more bad than good days this year. I have been through quite a few health issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

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

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been more depressed & upset lately due to added health issues, so I don't feel that the Lexapro helps me a lot when I am really depressed; so I don't know if it is me or the drug. I really don't think any drug can help you all the time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 20mg of Lexapro in the morning because of depression and stress. It seems to be helping and doing it's job.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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