3 patient evaluations for Orphenadrine

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Jul 6, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Affects short-term memory /retention
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

May 24, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetting words, loss of short term memory, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately after many years relatively free of stiffness, tremor & associated pain over the last 18 months I became increasingly forgetful & confused.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

May 12, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (forgetting words, loss of short term memory, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For many years (4+) this helped reduce tremor & associated pain, helped balance & was generally beneficial BUT the cognitive side effects, similar to dementia, were intolerable.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

Apr 30, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetting words, loss of short term memory, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I HAVE FOUND NO PROBLEMS MANAGING IT. HOWEVER A SIDE EFFECT OF WHICH I WAS UNAWARE HAS BEEN INCREASING MEMORY PROBLEMS & SOME CONFUSION. I AM CURRENTLY PHASING OUT THE DRUG & AS I'M STILL ON AGONISTS (REQUIP) I'M CONCERNED THAT I WILL START DOPAMINS
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

May 25, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetting words, loss of short term memory, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: WITH MY CONSULTANT & PD NURSE I AM REDUCING THE DOSE OVER TIME AS THE SIDE-EFFECTS HAVE BECOME DISTRESSING - MAINLY CONFUSION & LOSS OF SHORT-TERM MEMORY
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

Jun 9, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetting words, loss of short term memory, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems, loss of short term memory, forgetting words

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Feb 8, 2011 (Started Dec 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2009 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation, bowel incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Need different muscle relaxer
Side effects: chronic constipation, bowel incontinence

  • 0 helpful marks
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