154 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline

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Jan 9, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This hasn't worked well for me. I still salivate a lot and my mood has not been affected. I still cry a lot when provoked.

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Jan 16, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Jan 26, 2009 (Started May 15, 2008)

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

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Feb 1, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had weird side effects when I when weaned off of this. I became very nervous and very aggitated to where I wanted to punch walls and pull my hair out. My p-doc was shocked and said it is unusual. However, he upped my dose of Seroquel and I had no problems when I stopped it the second time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, weight gain

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this for many years and have not have major problems. The weight, I try to get under control. Plus, you have to have blodd testing every so often to check the Elavil Level in blood.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, weight gain

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Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, grogginess, shakiness, spinning dizziness (vertigo), mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: grogginess, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), mood changes, shakiness, headaches, spinning dizziness (vertigo), headaches

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Feb 15, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hangover effect

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Feb 19, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, headaches, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just take it, and see if it helps, give it some time, it's not a drug that helps right from the start.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, headaches

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Apr 29, 2009 (Started Dec 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i feel this is helping very much with my depression
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, weight gain

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drug interaction with Neurontin, shakiness

Apr 13, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness, drug interaction with Neurontin)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drug interaction with Neurontin, shakiness

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