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

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Apr 22, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

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

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

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

May 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first began this medication it would help me sleep or rather help me feel sleepy. It no longer does that for me, even after the increase. I know it has helped my depression, I was on the verge of suicide before the increase. Now I am more positive and I feel better, if only it would help me sleep. The dry mouth is constant, I have become accustomed to it, I keep hard candy around, to me it helps with stimulating saliva.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Dec 24, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started the medication I had horrible dry mouth. I solved it by chewing gum, it seemed to stimulate the saliva. I am also drinking half a pot of coffe to wake up in the morning, which I don't really care to do, but I have to work so I do what I have to do. Also I am taking the generic which I get at walmart because of the $4 dollar deal which this medicine actually cost me $3.83 a month!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mouth sores (ulcers), grogginess, dry mouth

  • 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
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