20 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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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

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me virtually comatose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (grogginess, memory problems, brain fog, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was completely unable to function the next day. It kind of helped me fall asleep, but I would wake up after a few hours and be unable to go back to sleep. It wasn't worth feeling hungover and being so out of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, memory problems, brain fog, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take it continuosly unless constructed by a physician your body can become highly dependent very quickly!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, memory problems, brain fog, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2012 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have blown thru the hole......with my meds as far as price...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, addiction

Mar 22, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, addiction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: increased appetite, addiction

Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, addiction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: increased appetite, addiction

Dec 7, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased appetite, addiction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: increased appetite, addiction

  • 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 1, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (multiple sclerosis)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien worsened my MS symptoms over time.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 29, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 27, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien is addicting so use with caution. It also interferes with Stage 4 of dreamless sleep so it does not mimic natural sleep the way cannabis does for example. It also exacerbates my sleep apnea and asthma. It can also produce some amnesia, goofy dreams, and mild perceptional distortions. I was on this med for 4 years before I discovered medical cannabis which was the key for me to get off this drug successfully.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: amnesia

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tended to make me eating while I was mostly asleep and didn't know about it until AM

  • 0 helpful marks
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