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23/03/2017
Female, 81
Overall satisfaction 2

Furosemide (furosemide)
Heart attack

Satisfaction with
4
2
2
3
I have used Furosemide and several other medicines for a few years now. When I developed an extreme rash two years back I quit most of these medicines because it was unclear which of these was the cause. Now I only use Carvedilol, Lisinopril and Furosemide. I now know it has to be Furosemide because the rash has changed into hives exactly as mentioned in the patient inform[read more...]ation leaflet. Now I have to look for another cure, for I cannot do without.
22/03/2017
Male, 28
Overall satisfaction 4

Citalopram (citalopram hydrobromide)
Depression

Satisfaction with
3
1
2
4
I have continued taking Citalopram from 21st of February. The first week 10mg, since the 2nd week 20mg. The side effects are very disagreeable. I often feel sad, nauseous, my appetite has disappeared the last 3 weeks and recently I’m also having breathing problems. Makes me worried it’s not a depression but a burn-out I’m having. How long does it take for the side effects [read more...]to subside? I read it usually 2 weeks, but I’m already taking it for 4 weeks.
22/03/2017
Female, 35
Overall satisfaction 5

Champix (varenicline tartrate)
Stopping smoking

Satisfaction with
5
4
4
5
Since the first tablet I’ve been plagued by pimples. My whole face is covered. Very annoying but I definitely think it’s worth it! In the nearby future I’ll be rewarded with a clear, healthy and smoke free skin!
16/03/2017
Male, 75
Overall satisfaction 2

Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)
Thrombosis

Satisfaction with
4
3
2
4
I have hallucinations, especially at night. Images appear, sometimes very strong, sometimes scary. For that reason I am not satisfied with this medication. At the moment I’ve started taking 1 tablet every other day for I suspect the dosage, one tablet a day, was too high. I am very curious to see if this results in a moderate reaction. Beside the hallucinations I have no o[read more...]ther side effects.
16/03/2017
Female, 36
Overall satisfaction 5

Citalopram (citalopram hydrobromide)
Anxiety & panic disorder

Satisfaction with
5
4
4
5
Here’s a positive experience for a change. I’ve been taking these tablets for four weeks now and I am super satisfied. I feel like I can breathe again and feel like myself! The first two weeks I had side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, no appetite. These completely disappeared. After three weeks I really feel a difference and I feel like doing things again. I even catch myself[read more...] giggling like I did before. I do have intensive therapy as well. When my anxiety and panic disorder is treated I’ll be able to stop medication.
15/03/2017
Male, 69
Overall satisfaction 1

Nebivolol (nebivolol hydrochloride)
Heart attack

Satisfaction with
2
1
1
5
I had to take nobivolol after having a heart attack and stent placement. After a few weeks I noticed I had a severe case of fatigue, which I mentioned every time I went to my cardiologist for a check-up. I still had to take the meds according to protocol. After a year I changed hospitals and my new specialist told me to stop nobivolol at once. Two weeks later I felt reborn[read more...], the fatigue is all gone!
15/03/2017
Male, 16
Overall satisfaction 2

Roaccutane (isotretinoin)
Acne / spots

Satisfaction with
4
3
3
5
I took these pills for a period of 9 month in all and the side effects I had, dry skin, very dry lips and low back pain, were very annoying. The low back pain lasted for about three months and my skin gradually became less dry, but my lips remained incredibly dry. After the treatment ended, now three months ago, I didn’t have any pimples for about two months. They’ve been [read more...]coming back over the last few weeks, not as bad as it used to be, but still very disappointing after taking those pills for nearly a whole year.
15/03/2017
Female, 55
Overall satisfaction 3

Anastrozole (anastrozole)
Breast cancer

Satisfaction with
3
3
4
5
After amputation due to a large hormone-sensitive tumour I had Tamoxifen prescribed before starting radiation therapy. Because it didn’t have the expected result the amount of 20mg was changed to 40 mg after 3 months. This also didn’t help so for the last 2 weeks I’m on Anastrozol. How long does it take for side effects to show? The only thing I noticed are tiny hot flashe[read more...]s, so minimal they shouldn’t even be called hot flashes. I never had any problems during menopause so who knows. Aching joints however are not something I’m looking forward to.