7 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jul 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

Apr 12, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Nov 12, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try and drink lots of water in the few hours before you take it as it gives you a dry mouth. While it does not make you fall asleep, when you do sleep it puts you in a very deep sleep. It is difficult to wake up in the morning as well. You just keep drifting off! I used to sleep 11pm-7am on weekends. Now I sleep till 9am or even 10am sometimes. That is a good thing though if you wake up at 5am some mornings worrying.

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Mar 10, 2014 (Started Oct 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 11, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with my sleep, before I was taking Zolpiedem to help me sleep, but I was doing things that I could not remember doing, and it was kind of scary. It took a little while to get the dosage right, but it seems to be working for the depression and with my insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, dry mouth at night

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May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful about taking it in day time hours especially if you have to be away from the house. This medicine causes me to get very drowsy and it is not a good idea to be driving.

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Dec 28, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This med did slightly help me to sleep but it helped me gain weight WAY TOO MUCH.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, headaches, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just take it, and see if it helps, give it some time, it's not a drug that helps right from the start.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, grogginess, headaches

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