13 patient evaluations for Alprazolam with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Jul 19, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have stopped using Alprazolam I BC it made me feel odd. I only used it occasionally.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was just too dangerous driving for my job. My Pdoc worked with me to find other strategies for anxiety and stress relief rather than taking a benzo. We are making progress on reducing my symptoms with meditation, relaxation, visualization, journal writing, breathing, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: is effective if I take it everyday. If taken occasionally it causes drowsiness. Addiction danger for me. Only use occasionally as needed. Usually in anticipation of a stressful situation
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rather than take 1mg daily, I took these as needed. 1-3x's a day on severe anxiety days. Then many days I have none. That helps my concern re:addiction, as that is an issue with me. An unexpected benefit was a general feeling of well being after anxiety was diminishing. I am suspicious of depression being a reaction after several days in a row of Xanax and then none for a day...would leave me feeling down...probably a little withdrawel effect rather than Xanax triggering a depressive episode? This med worked wonders for the physical symptoms: sick stomach, shakes, inside quivers, sweating, and then I noticed a quiet feeling...didn't feel so uncomfortable in my own skin. The drowsies stopped after just a few uses.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 24, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this as needed. 0.25 mg up to 4 times a day. It takes the edge off. When I feel very anxious I will take two. I know some who take 1 mg up to 6 times a day. I would sleep with anything over .50 mg. (lol) This is one of the drugs that are not covered in my low prescription cost program though it is much needed!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for I am a nervous flyer-took it to help me relax)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only took this when needed- for flying or to have the MRI, don't want to become dependent on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started May 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: too many pills in my life. don't need this one.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2009 (Started Oct 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 3, 2009 (Started May 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was taken off for now to try the valium for the severe muscle spasms that I have in my right lower leg. It will hopefully help the anxiiety too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I always think twice before taking this medication. Its extreme efficacy and short half life make it very addictive. I am decreasing my daily dossage, taking it only if anxiety is very severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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