5 patient evaluations for Sertraline taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (suicidal thoughts or urges, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Feb 11, 2011 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, dry mouth, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped for 2 weeks in order to have some sort of urinary test done. Started right back up again when [whatever] test was completed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Cymbalta and Zoloft at the same time (with Lamictal) so I'm not sure what works for what. I DO know that this was diagnosed for OCD, and it didn't work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doses went from 50 to 100 to 150 to currently 200mg. I don't remember the dates, my brain is foggy; I'm doing my best to fill things out somewhat correctly here.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, sudden complete dry mouth, change in outlook)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: HOW DO YOU MEASURE HOW MANY SWEETS YOU'VE EATEN IN YOUR LIFE???? Or how many sweets you're eating now? I started on my b'day (I assume <giggle>) and I'm eating a chocolate bar as we speak. I'm not overweight (150#, 5'1"), I just like chocolate.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2013 (Started Oct 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started May 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (liver disease)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If Sertraline is the right medication for your problem, it works like a charm. Easiest to take before sleep for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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