39 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best way to take is at night otherwise i have found that day to day function can be very difficult
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2016 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mucous membrane dryness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected benefit in reduced drippy nose in the morning and throughout the day from allergies.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Oct 22, 2015 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve damage)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Feb 20, 2001 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mucous membrane dryness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Aug 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 8, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2014 (Started Jan 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you start taking this, don't plan to drive after your morning dose or after dinner time until you've discovered how it affects you regarding tiredness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loopy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2013 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, sleeplessness, difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

Aug 9, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, sleeplessness, difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking 1 to start with; changed to 2 to try to get better sleep - made me "depressed" and made sleeping even harder. Went back to 1 and have noticed decrease in pain again and easier to sleep with 1 full dose of sleeping pill.
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

Jul 13, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since taking this, the pain has definitely decreased. The one side effect I've noticed is my sleep isn't at restful at times. Some days the sleep is good, others not.
Side effects: sleeplessness, depressed mood, difficulty staying asleep

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2013 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess in morning, fever (99 to 100))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take at night if it makes you tired. Elavil can cause sweet craving. I believe it was causing fevers, I accidentally stumbled upon the fact that it rarely can cause drug induced lupus. I was having many low grade fevers for unexplained reasons, rashes, and had odd bruising under my skin on my arms/hands. I was also very groggy in the morning. The fevers and grogginess stopped when I discontinued Elavil.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am experiencing a few different effects I am not sure if it is from the ms or a side effect from the medication? I am very tired, little motivation, and just feel overwhelmed! I have been in relapse for about 5 years! Numb on the right side and no coordination or balance on my left.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, memory problems, sedation, cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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