22 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a adherence rating of Usually

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May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for exhausting dreams)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for exhausting dreams)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

May 1, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I started getting panic attacks for no reason. I suspected possible interaction with atenolol so the dr offered me trazodone since its like a 2 in one for anxiety and insomnia.

Apr 30, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 2, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I RARELY take this. Only if I REALLY need to and I'm having severe sleep trouble where I need one night of good rest, or I have something important the next day where I NEED good uninterrupted sleep. The side effects are you get high off of it and you hallucinate. It's strange and yet another reason why I rarely take it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dillusions, delusions)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not for me, but I know it works for others
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Oct 9, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Not for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Spacey, fatigued. Takes longer to work than I expected, 1.5 hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jan 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

  • 0 helpful marks

May 22, 2010 (Started May 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 10mgs at night, worked exceptionally well, ..... however, once I increased my dosage of Parnate, 15-20mgs is necessary to make me fall asleep, and I wake up 3-4 hours after dosing, and must re-dose in order to go back to sleep. Obviously, Ambien has positive effects besides its Anti-Insomnia properties, these include (for me) - reduction of Anxiety/Depression/OCD/Fibromyalgia/RLS symptoms. I have found Ambien to also be useful for Random unexpected bouts of Akathisia, but positive effects only last 4 hours at most, which limits its usefulness for long periods of time. For Me, Tolerance to the sedative/hypnotic effects of Ambien/Zolpidem occur rapidly with Daily use, (tolerance does not seem to occur for any of the other beneficial effects) --- thus, I occasionally take short breaks from use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It really helps me fall a sleep. It does not always help me stay a sleep but the Ambien ER did. My insurance does not cover the cost of the ER.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Be cautious with this drug. You can remain active, even driving, although you will have no recall of the activity.
Side effects: amnesia

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Ambien, I had amnesic episodes where I bought expensive items on the internet. Did not remember doing it. The drug would make me stoned, but I did not sleep.
Side effects: amnesia

  • 1 helpful mark
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