134 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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Nov 17, 2013 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hair pulling (trichotillomania))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopped thanks to Neuro behavioural Cognitive course.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It managed my depression but not my pain.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), cotton head, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cipralex was quite good at treating my depression, and I would recommend it to others. However, it does make it difficult to think clearly some of the time, which can be very frustrating. It also, in my case, led to gradual weight gain, so I'm switching to a different med that won't cause me to continue gaining weight - and will hopefully also allow me to think more clearly.

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), cotton head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that taking Cipralex (Escitalopram) makes it more difficult for me to think about one thing for prolonged periods of time. This might be a good thing in some instances - once I missed a dose and found myself unable to let a topic go for a good twenty minutes. But it is annoying to have your train of thought constantly "leave the tracks".

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 14, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gastroparesis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 7, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the best single treatment I have tried for MDD. But alone it did make me want to sleep 10 hours a night. Added Buproprion for additional energy and to obtan more complete relief from Depression.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this med with my evening meal.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido), weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Nov 17, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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