What is Blood Levels?

Category: Procedures

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When taking certain medications, such as lithium, concentrations in the blood must be measured regularly.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 15 4
Increase effect of another treatment 5 2
Diabetes type 2 4 1
Hypothyroidism 3 0
Diagnostic assessment 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
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Blood Levels

Side effect Patients
Bruising 2
Small veins 2
Take blood on back of hands 2
Rolling veins 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Blood Levels

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
every 3 months 1
one time 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Blood Levels

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Feb 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (take blood on back of hands, small veins, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: small veins, bruising, take blood on back of hands

  • 0 helpful marks
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