9 patient evaluations for Alprazolam taken for the purpose of 'anxious mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jan 5, 2013 (Started Nov 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

Nov 16, 2012 (Started Nov 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no bad side effects from the drug itself, however since I have been on it for so long, I can not go without it. By not getting my refill in time on a Friday, I had to go without it all weekend and went through living hell until Sunday night when I finally got hold of my doctor. At this time, I do not know if I could stop taking this medication without help from possibly some other drug. If I do not take the afternoon tablet, I experience a tightness in my chest, feel anxious and get upset easily, which in turn just makes the first 2 symptoms worse...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Feb 14, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Side effects: sleepiness

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If taken for anxiety, I have found it to take away the tightness I experience in my chest and the drowning feeling when I have a bad anxiety attack.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 24, 2012 (Started Feb 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this as needed. 0.25 mg up to 4 times a day. It takes the edge off. When I feel very anxious I will take two. I know some who take 1 mg up to 6 times a day. I would sleep with anything over .50 mg. (lol) This is one of the drugs that are not covered in my low prescription cost program though it is much needed!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 1, 2010 (Started May 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: too many pills in my life. don't need this one.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk to the pharmacist before you fill your prescription if you've never taken said medication before (obviously). Do not drink alcohol with this medication as it can cause blackouts and in rare cases, death. Do not drive or "operate heavy machinery until you know how you will react on this medicine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2009 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Unfortunately, I was uneducated on the addictive components of this medication. After taking xanax for 3 years, I discontinue taking the drug. I experienced major withdrawls. My advice for anyone taking this class of medication is to read your rx paperwork with your medicines.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2009 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Dec 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2008 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, problems concentrating, balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't take it if you have to drive a car or anything; it makes me really dizzy. I'm also on another medication that makes me dizzy, so I don't know how much is each medication's fault, but I noticed a strong increase in the dizziness on the day I took these pills vs my normal everyday pills of the other medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, headaches, problems concentrating, balance problems

  • 1 helpful mark
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