125 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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May 15, 2013 (Started Mar 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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 (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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 (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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 (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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 (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2013 (Started Jun 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 17, 2013 (Started Jan 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 21, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cronic Depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I don't take it, I dive quickly back into sadness
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 30, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: go with the newer version...supposed to have less side affects

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2012 (Started Feb 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, Reduced anxiety, brain fog, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: decreased appetite, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 2, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive dry mouth, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is helpful if taken exactly as prescribed, without missing a dose. I have missed a few in the past and I always had a terrible headache the next morning.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially, this worked for me. In the past two months I have noticed a decrease in efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took the medicine at night as it makes you drowsy.

May 29, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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