4 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 28, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the 3rd FDA approved drug to treat fibromyalgia and I have tried all three. This one works better than Cymbalta and Lyrica for me, but I can't really tell that it is helping unless I have to stop taking it for awhile (a week or more) then I notice that I am worse.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Sep 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, depressed mood

Oct 29, 2010 (Started Sep 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It did not make any difference in my pain. It did however increase my depression to the point that I thought I would have a nervous breakdown.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, depressed mood

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Sep 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't seem to make any difference in how I felt.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, depressed mood

  • 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
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