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

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Dec 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2013 (Started Dec 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 30, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: go with the newer version...supposed to have less side affects

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sweating)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Nov 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (racing thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was prescribed this medication in November 2010 because of significant enough seasonal depression. I started at 10 mg and increased to 20 mg by the end of the winter and never noticed any significant positive effects but continued taking the medication. In April of 2011 my dose was increased to 30 mg to combat ongoing low-grade depression, would have been 40 but I was sure my doctor had said that was higher than he'd prescribe for bipolar so I talked him down to 30 mg. But even 30 mg made me very nearly manic and caused rapid mood cycling that, along with anxiety and life stressors landed me in the hospital. I never plan to take an antidepressant again.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing thoughts

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2009)

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

Jan 17, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: It seeemd to cause severe diaphoresisso, Also, it seemed to lose efficacy or my needs changed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg One time
Advice & Tips: i feel nasua , i feel like i cant tell how i feel any more im on so many meds yeaaaaaa GINEEEEE PIGGGG
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: loss of balance

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, brain fog, decreased sex drive (libido), abdominal pain, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I ramped up slowly on this medication and found an increase in abdominal pain and frequency of migraines (which I already suffered from) most likely because the bouts of constipation were followed by diarrhea. And coming down slowly I noticed a reduction in those symptom. However, rather quickly on the drug I noticed a reduction in anxiety although only a slight improvement in depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: abdominal pain, brain fog, constipation, decreased sex drive (libido), sweating increased

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2006 (Started Mar 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, anxious mood, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: anxious mood, fatigue, anxious mood, dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
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