135 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

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May 23, 2009 (Started Jan 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Feel depressed seek treatment, meds & counseling
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 26, 2009 (Started Apr 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was seriously suicidal. Lexapro has REALLY helped. It is my most important med. I never miss a dose. Beneficial side effect = slightly lower libido. Time-of-day for dosing is important for me; Evening dosing is not so good (can't fall asleep); morning dosing works well.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: ask me ptiveately

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (ejaculation delayed)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Some sexual side effects, anger was less frequent
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: ejaculation delayed

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 4, 2011 (Started Oct 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty with orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Lexapro hasn't curtailed my desire just my ability to easily achieve orgasm. Since my loss of job I've had to discontinue treatment and noticed an immediate return of ability.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 8, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (paranoia, slowed thinking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 16, 2018 (Started Apr 05, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some neuropathic pain reduction

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2008 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2008 (Started Jan 02, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: adding alcohol (even 1-2 glasses a week) can cause the unexpected side effects that i mentioned when i accidently miss a dose. the experience is usually transient so i refain from drinking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, fatigue, decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks
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