Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Infection 13 8
UTI symptoms 4 1
General health 2 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Pain throughout body 2 0
Abscess 1 1

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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 3
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Antibiotics

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bladder infection 1
Diarrhea 1
Dry mouth 1
Loose bowel movements 1
Mania 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Antibiotics

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 23
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Antibiotics

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Antibiotics and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sulfamethoxazole 1
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1 patient evaluation for Antibiotics

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Bluef
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Bluef
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Nov 4, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peg tube infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: Sleepiness

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