Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nasal congestion 22 10
Sinus congestion 5 1
Sinus headaches 3 1
Fatigue 2 0
General health 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 7
Mild 10
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pseudoephedrine

Side effect Patients
Jittery feeling 2
Anxious mood 1
Chronic constipation 1
Dry mouth 1
Dry nasal passages 1
Fatigue 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pseudoephedrine

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 3
120mg as needed 3
2 30mg as needed 3
30mg as needed 2
60 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
60 mg twice daily 1
0.25 60mg as needed 1
15mg as needed 1
2 60mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Pseudoephedrine

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 15
Other 9
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 15
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 21
Not specified 9
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5 patient evaluations for Pseudoephedrine

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Jan 25, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Nov 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sexual dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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