8 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best way to take is at night otherwise i have found that day to day function can be very difficult
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't like taking a anti-depression medication so I stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 23, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had been taking this drug as a sleeping pill for insomnia as I can't take sleeping pill due to bad reactions to them. I am very sensitive to drugs and especially this one. I could only take 1/4 of the recommended dose to sleep through the night or I'd be sleeping for a few days. This worked fine for a while but all of a sudden I started getting bad reactions from this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this would be a fairly good treatment except for the drowsiness it causes in the morning. I used this drug as a sleeping pill because I'm very sensitive to it. I would take a quarter of this pill to give me a drowsiness to be able to fall asleep.A whole pill would knock me out for 2 days! but all of a sudden I started having bad reactions to taking the quarter of a pill. I would feel really strange and almost suicidal or something like that , strange thoughts would go through my head and then I would have pain in my stomache, weird feelings in my head and shortness of breath and was unable to sleep until the drug lost it's power. I really don't understand it because sometimes it does it and sometimes it doesn't. I think if I have to use it to often I do get a reaction but If I haven't used it in a long time, like a few months then I don't get a reaction.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jun 4, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), grogginess, mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Good for insomnia to help you sleep through the night if your not too sensitive to it. Good for when you wake up and can't go back to sleep. Keeps you drowsy so you can fall back to sleep fast. bad if you need to do something important in the morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, mood changes, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: This was definately not the correct medication for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mood changes

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2008 (Started Sep 02, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are not allergic to it it works
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: allergic reaction

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), dry mouth, headaches, grogginess, shakiness, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Side effects: grogginess, hangover effect, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), shakiness, headaches, dry mouth, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), headaches, grogginess, shakiness, spinning dizziness (vertigo), mood changes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: grogginess, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), mood changes, shakiness, headaches, spinning dizziness (vertigo), headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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