2 patient evaluations for Alprazolam with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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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

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May 14, 2010 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: highly addictive , if i even forget to take 1 , i begin having withdrawals ...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

Sep 20, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Started taking .05 mgs. in 2001 .. was gradually increased over time and ended up taking 6 - 1 mg. tabs a day .. the anxiety and panic got worse ... so after weaning myself down to 3 -4 , 1 mgs. tabs a day , made a plan with my therapist and pcp to get off this drug as it is most likely not needed anymore ... the side effects of withdrawal are horrendous, but necessary to get off this highly addictive and misused drug ...
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

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