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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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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
1
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
5
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.
11/09/2017
Female, 46
Overall satisfaction 1

Yasmin (ethinylestradiol, drospirenone)
Contraception / birth control

Satisfaction with
5
1
1
5
I used the cheap version of Yasmin, ethinylestradiol drospirenone. I felt less happy when taking this pill. I also took it for years. The last year I started suffering from extreme hair loss, this was confirmed by the result of a biopsy taken by a dermatologist. Two months ago I stopped taking it and since then I've gone down from losing 400 hairs to 40 hairs a day. I wil[read more...]l never take this pill again, it's poisonous for me.
10/09/2017
Male, 59
Overall satisfaction 1

Simvastatin (simvastatin)
High cholesterol

Satisfaction with
4
2
1
4
Even in small doses simvastatin is poisonous for me! Started on 40 mg on the doctor's advice. After a few weeks: muscle pain in strange places: feet, shoulders, mostly neck pain. By the evenings I couldn't turn or raise my head, paired with bad pain. So I stopped this medicine. Bought 10 mg simvastatin later when I was abroad and tried that out. 10 mg is 'only 25% of 40mg [read more...]so I shouldn't have any problems with it'. But after 3 months exactly the same symptoms. So I stopped and I'm never taking this evil again.