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The independent platform for sharing experiences with medicines

The independent platform for sharing experiences with medicines

Experiences with medicines

What is your experience of medication?
Have you suffered from side effects or only had positive experiences?

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10/11/2017
Female, 77
Overall satisfaction 4

Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol tartrate)
Atrial fibrillation

Satisfaction with
3
3
3
4
if I take 12.5 mg 1 hour before I play tennis, I successfully avoid getting arrhythmia and I have no side effects. If I take 12.5 mg several days in a row without playing tennis, I have trouble breathing when exercising on my elliptical on the third day. If I take nothing on the days that I do not play tennis I have been frequently getting arrhythmia that can last many [read more...]hours, average HR usually around 105. Currently taking it only every other day if I will not be playing tennis. Still testing that scenario.
24/10/2017
Male, 35
Overall satisfaction 4

Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
Schizophrenia

Satisfaction with
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4
5
5
5 years i was on olanzapine and i always get worst. Half a year now i changed to Seroquel. Now i have no stress,i can sleep well. I also found a job.
14/09/2017
Female, 57
Overall satisfaction 4

Omeprazole (omeprazole)
Heartburn

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
Been taking this drug for about 19 years now for heartburn and poorly closing stomach valve. it works well for me...don't have any symptoms once I've taken it.
14/09/2017
Male, 23
Overall satisfaction 1

Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Satisfaction with
1
1
1
5
This drug was unsuccessful. I got suicidal thoughts from both Concerta and methylphenidate, I felt like a zombie, I was really anxious and everything irritated me. It was like what was going on in my head was just getting worse. I have used this drug once before and back then it did help me. Now I'm an adult. Perhaps it has a different effect now.
14/09/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 4

Keppra (levetiracetam)
Epilepsy

Satisfaction with
4
5
5
4
I use the original brand (keppra) and it makes a bit difference. hardly any side effects. It's generally know by neurologists and pharmacists that you can react very differently to the different brands. Other brands give me up to all of the side effects, especially severe distress, instability and epileptic attacks.
14/09/2017
Male, 71
Overall satisfaction 1

Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
Arthrosis

Satisfaction with
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1
2
5
took 1 tablet, then I go stomach pain, dizziness, didn't feel good. tried it for 4 days but then I stopped and switched to celecoxib 100mg, great.
13/09/2017
Female, 45
Overall satisfaction 3

Amlodipine (amlodipine besilate)
High blood pressure

Satisfaction with
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4
4
2
The only bad thing about Amlodipine Accord is that the tablets are rough and they are difficult to swallow. So after I've taken one, I've got a sore throat.
12/09/2017
Female, 62
Overall satisfaction 1

Gliclazide (gliclazide)
Diabetes type 2

Satisfaction with
2
2
2
4
Constant headache that goes away with paracetamol but comes back again straight away. Blood sugars on the high side. Difficulty going to the toilet. Dizziness and difficulty seeing. Nauseous all day long. Stopped taking it myself. Symptoms went away.