6 patient evaluations for Duloxetine with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Apr 28, 2016 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for Fibromyalgia and it is an SSRI so it lifts you mood a bit after you take it for an extended period of time.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with Anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me Cymbalta had absolutely no pain killer in it. It is an anti-depressant which is fine because of course living in pain is very depressing. At first, taking it, it made me feel sick as though I were going to vomit so I took them at night the first 2 weeks then went to days. I was given 60 mg -3 x a day and I did not like the way I felt at all. Finally I weaned off of them and quit. I like the other meds I'm on!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 28, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was told to take at bedtime, but left me restless and wakeful, so I take it during the morning hours now. Was lucky enough to be given samples as I have no ins coverage for this and there's no generic.
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

Sep 17, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this at night to help with fibro and sciatic pain at night. I didn't sleep well, was wakeful, but did help pain. I've started taking it in the morning, and it helps the pain and I don't want to sleep as much during the day now. It has helped with pain and depression. I was given a huge bag of samples to last til next appt. Don't know the cost, but do know my ins won't cover it!
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 4, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink lots of fluids and try to eat little and often to combat the nausea.
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sweating increased, sedation, difficulty with orgasm, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start with 30 mg dosage as long as it works for you and is no longer making you sick. Only bump the dosage up if the 30 mg is no longer working for you, no matter what your dr says. Take it with food to avoid sick stomach. This side effect will go away with time. I take mine in the am and at lunch time so that it doesn't make it even harder to sleep.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sedation, sweating increased, difficulty with orgasm, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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