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

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Jul 19, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have stopped using Alprazolam I BC it made me feel odd. I only used it occasionally.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drug dependence, Need more so I Have to be careful., constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this daily in combo with my other meds and take a heavier dose to control severe upper leg/butt pain. Since I fear addiction, I keep the dose as low as I can. I do have trouble sticking to a lower dose after I use a heavy dose for the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 13, 2013 (Started Oct 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inability to handle stress (bad stress reactions))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 5, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this was just too dangerous driving for my job. My Pdoc worked with me to find other strategies for anxiety and stress relief rather than taking a benzo. We are making progress on reducing my symptoms with meditation, relaxation, visualization, journal writing, breathing, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: is effective if I take it everyday. If taken occasionally it causes drowsiness. Addiction danger for me. Only use occasionally as needed. Usually in anticipation of a stressful situation
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Dec 3, 2009 (Started Oct 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rather than take 1mg daily, I took these as needed. 1-3x's a day on severe anxiety days. Then many days I have none. That helps my concern re:addiction, as that is an issue with me. An unexpected benefit was a general feeling of well being after anxiety was diminishing. I am suspicious of depression being a reaction after several days in a row of Xanax and then none for a day...would leave me feeling down...probably a little withdrawel effect rather than Xanax triggering a depressive episode? This med worked wonders for the physical symptoms: sick stomach, shakes, inside quivers, sweating, and then I noticed a quiet feeling...didn't feel so uncomfortable in my own skin. The drowsies stopped after just a few uses.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Sep 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, constipation, constipation

Dec 7, 2009 (Started Sep 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, constipation, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 18, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2010 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: highly addictive , if i even forget to take 1 , i begin having withdrawals ...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

Sep 20, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (vertigo, anger and irritability between doses)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Started taking .05 mgs. in 2001 .. was gradually increased over time and ended up taking 6 - 1 mg. tabs a day .. the anxiety and panic got worse ... so after weaning myself down to 3 -4 , 1 mgs. tabs a day , made a plan with my therapist and pcp to get off this drug as it is most likely not needed anymore ... the side effects of withdrawal are horrendous, but necessary to get off this highly addictive and misused drug ...
Side effects: vertigo, anger and irritability between doses

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