What is Avoid Alcohol?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Alcohol may be avoided in a person's diet if they have experienced adverse reactions, allergic reactions, or are trying to cut back.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 137 29
Increase effect of another treatment 31 8
General ill feeling 22 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 11 1
Depressed mood 11 4
Balance problems 4 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 1
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 59

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Avoid Alcohol

Side effect Patients
Agitation 1
never sober 1
Pressure from others to drink 1
Seizures 1
Social withdrawal 1
Weird looks 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Avoid Alcohol

Dosage Patients
daily 18
24 hr daily 3
all the time (24/7) 2
1 other every other week 1
2 L every other week 1
2 other weekly 1
4 other every other week 1
5 other weekly 1
1 other daily 1
24 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Avoid Alcohol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 12
Did not seem to work 7
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Avoid Alcohol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 17

Stopped using Avoid Alcohol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 23
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 36
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 36
Not specified 26
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12 patient evaluations for Avoid Alcohol

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 12, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: feel more hydraded, my core feels better. The have been over seven different types of cancer associated with Alcohol. The benefits out weigh the taste.

  • 0 helpful marks
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: None
25 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Mar 27, 2015 (Started Mar 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 5, 2015 (Started Mar 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 26, 2014 (Started Mar 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 14, 2014 (Started Mar 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2014 (Started Mar 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Janice Lewis
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Janice Lewis
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
70 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Aug 26, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It helps my psychiatric meds work better if not drinking alcohol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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