9 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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May 15, 2012 (Started Apr 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for almost 2 months. It caused such dryness in my mouth that my taste buds were hard and swollen. It became painful to swallow.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2011 (Started Apr 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: irritability

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hot flashes, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: hard for me to remember 2 does per day makes my mouth dry problems with urinary tract
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, hot flashes

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 24, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (brain fog, difficulty with orgasm, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the store does not carry it sometimes and its difficult to go back to pick it up when I could get it it gave me a bad migraine and vomited
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, difficulty with orgasm, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

Aug 24, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness with nausea, difficulty with orgasm, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Some people I have talked to had too many altering side effects so take lowest dosage as possible and go from there and definatly do not drive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, nausea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It didn't work and made me very sick, ie. extremely nauseous.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, constipation, headaches, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Savella is a brand new drug that is intended to treat the pain, not the depression
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jul 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, headaches, heavy sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heavy sensation in head, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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