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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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17/06/2018
Male, 72
Overall satisfaction 3

Sertraline (sertraline hydrochloride)
Depression

Satisfaction with
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2
2
2
Bad side effects first three weeks (Nausea, tiredness, feeling spaced out, unsteadyness,tinnitus ) then suddenly gradual improvement. Like many people say, don't give up hope when you feel lousy.
17/06/2018
Female, 56
Overall satisfaction 5

Sertraline (sertraline hydrochloride)
Anxiety disorder

Satisfaction with
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5
5
4
I was utterly against taking any pills for the anxiety and PTSD that I’m suffering from. I actually put up with nearly a decade of deep despair and found it almost impossible to go out on my own. It was extremely hellish and I often thought of suicide. I was doing psychotherapy three times a week. In a strange way that was often making it worse. I started with 25 mg of s[read more...]ertraline and after a week I went up to 50 mg. My libido has gone down to 0 which is a shame. I think I’ve put on a little bit of weight. Overall it has helped enormously and I would say that I usually feel nicely Okay and quite happy. I would recommend it. It is advisable not to eat grapefruit nor to drink alcohol whilst on this medication but I can get away with a small amount of alcohol occasionally. I seem to be very lucky in that my side effects are small and the positives absolutely outweigh them. 👍 I have been on sertraline now for nearly 2 years.
14/06/2018
Female, 30
Overall satisfaction 1

Seroxat (paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Satisfaction with
1
1
1
1
Absolutely awful withdrawal problems. Terrible anxiety, thought distortions, suicidal thoughts. Just google how many people can't stop this awful stuff. Don't go near it, should never have been released. Never helped anything either.
19/05/2018
Male, 51
Overall satisfaction 2

Fluanxol (flupentixol dihydrochloride)
Anxiety

Satisfaction with
3
1
1
2
I tried coming off fluanxol under control of my GP and it was total hell I can sympathise with drug addicts coming off drugs. I didn’t manage to come off it - I tried twice. Must be around 30 years I have been on it. I got diabetes and my pharmacist said everyone who takes it does. Of course the manufacturers Lundbeck deny this.
07/05/2018
Female, 20
Overall satisfaction 5

Arcoxia (etoricoxib)
Not in the list

Satisfaction with
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5
5
4
I had terrible pain after extracting my wisdom teeth and my regular ibuprofen wore off very quickly. I took one tablet of this and no pain for the entire day, thank God! it was really good and I did not have side effects
06/05/2018
Female, 50
Overall satisfaction 1

Gyno-Daktarin (miconazole nitrate)
Rash

Satisfaction with
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3
2
4
I have been suffering with mild but continuous itching on my vaginal areas that meet the inner thigh.. also around my anus... the dr prescribed dakarin pessaries and cream... however it make the situation 10 x worse.. the itch went through the roof and the pain was extreme and also burning inside my vagina from the pessaries. The rash didn't improve.. just got worse an[read more...]d itching became unbearable. I was using canestan which didn't help but didn't make it worse like the daktarin
03/05/2018
Female, 30
Overall satisfaction 1

Ferinject (Ferric carboxymaltose)
Anaemia

Satisfaction with
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2
3
4
It's the second time I'm getting ferinject. While I was getting the medicine I got a rash and a sensation of tingling in the throat, which went away after a while. After the first day I got extreme fatigue, dizziness and some difficulty breathing. My stress levels also got high but that could be because of the tiredeness I experience. The 1st time I got it, these symptoms [read more...]lasted for more than 2 months. The 2nd time is now, it's been 1 week and it's really awful, I feel completely depleted of energy and mostly lying in bed. I really don't want to use it again unless I have no choice.
28/04/2018
Female, 27
Overall satisfaction 1

Gyno-Daktarin (miconazole nitrate)
Bacterial infection

Satisfaction with
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1
1
1
This Is the worst vaginal capsule ever. As I type its past 2am and I can't sleep because it feels like I'm on fire down there. The content of this capsule can literally kill a human being, I mean this is my first dose and its this horrible, the manufacturer of this capsule deserves to be sued.