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01/02/2017
Female, 41
Overall satisfaction 3

Gabapentin (gabapentin)
Neuralgia

Satisfaction with
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2
3
5
I finally had surgery for a hernia (L5-S1) last October. Unfortunately the pain only decreased slightly. I had an epidural injection combined with Gabapentine three times a day. As a result the pain decreased, but the side effects are still serious. Side effects are a dry mouth, hot flashes and a red face like when having a fever. Also heartburn, dizziness and double visio[read more...]n. These should decrease over time.
01/02/2017
Male, 47
Overall satisfaction 4

Oxycodone (oxycodone hydrochloride)
Colon cancer

Satisfaction with
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4
4
4
I’m taking Oxycodon since January 25th for pain in the liver caused by metastasis and I must say it helps very well. Only side effects worth mentioning are fever and perspiration. The dosage went down to twice a day.
31/01/2017
Male, 56
Overall satisfaction 2

Simvastatin (simvastatin)
High cholesterol

Satisfaction with
3
2
3
4
To me the side effects are very unpleasant. But my GP said not to stop, or my cholesterol will go up again. cholesterol was 11 and is now down to 8 with the use of Simvastatine.
30/01/2017
Female, 66
Overall satisfaction 1

Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)
Diabetes type 2

Satisfaction with
3
1
1
4
Makes me ill. Heavy diarrhoea, stomach ache, nausea and fatigue. Have used Metformine since september 2nd 2016 and had to stop taking it this last week due to the seriousness of the side effects.
26/01/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 1

Stelara (ustekinumab)
Psoriatic arthritis

Satisfaction with
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2
3
5
I've just been given the second injection, but there's still no positive effect on my joints and only e very smal effect in my skin. A lot of pain in my muscles, nausea and I feel as if i'm having flu. Like there's a big stone in my stomach. Not so good.
26/01/2017
Male, 60
Overall satisfaction 2

Brilique (ticagrelor)
Heart attack

Satisfaction with
2
2
2
4
I had a heart attack in January 2015 (male 58 yr), had percutaneous angioplasty and 1 stent. I had to take a whole load of medicine one of which was Brilique. After a few months of serious anaemia (they even gave me a drip and iron tablets afterwards). After many unpleasant examinations the cause was found to be a weak blood vessel in the small intestine. GP and cardiologi[read more...]st decided I should quit Brilique at once. Problems solved. The blood vessel in the small intestine healed on its own.
26/01/2017
Male, 28
Overall satisfaction 5

Lormetazepam (lormetazepam)
Insomnia

Satisfaction with
5
4
5
5
At first I took Lormetazepam made by Apotex and it made me fall asleep instantly. The day after I woke up with a heavy headache which I took for granted. Now I use the brand from Sandoz and it gives me a lot less side effects. No headache or sleepiness when I wake up. Just six hours of sleep standard. Terrific!
25/01/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 5

Humira (adalimumab)
Rheumatism

Satisfaction with
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4
5
5
The composition changed in August 2016. I used to get an injection once every 3 weeks. Now it's once every 2 weeks and even that period is too long. My rheumatism is much more noticeable.