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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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27/07/2017
Female, 66
Overall satisfaction 3

Hydrea (hydroxycarbamide)
Essential thrombocythaemia

Satisfaction with
4
1
3
3
I have to keep taking this medicine because I make too many blood platelets myself but now that I've been on this for 17 years, the side effects are just getting worse. Nauseous, skin cancer, mouth pain, skin discoloration, dizziness, stomach problems, bowel problems, toenails falling out, dead tired. Has anyone else experienced this? I have essential thrombocythaemia.
27/07/2017
Female, 54
Overall satisfaction 5

Alendronic Acid (alendronate sodium)
Osteoporosis

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
For 3 years now I've been taking one capsule of alendronic acid a week. I adhere rigidly to the user guidelines. I'm very happy, don't have any horrid side effects. Walking/moving is even better. Feel top!
27/07/2017
Female, 23
Overall satisfaction 1

Cerazette (desogestrel)
Contraception / birth control

Satisfaction with
4
1
1
5
Because I simply cannot handle external hormones, my doctor prescribed me the mini pill. It's supposed to contain fewer hormones and so cause me fewer problems. To start off with it went pretty well, but then after a week I got my period and it lasted for about 3 weeks, even though I had started taking the pill whilst I was still bleeding. On top of that I have noticed dep[read more...]ressive moods and intense mood swings. My libido has vanished, which is pretty annoying because I am taking this pill to avoid unplanned pregnancy. All in all a rather dramatic experience and I decided to stop it after just one month!
26/07/2017
Male, 43
Overall satisfaction 4

Cialis (tadalafil)
Not in the list

Satisfaction with
5
4
4
4
Helps me to enjoy sex for a long time, and a lot. Definitely something for men of a certain age who still think they are in their 20s šŸ˜šŸ‘Š
26/07/2017
Male, 43
Overall satisfaction 1

Citalopram (citalopram hydrobromide)
Chronic depression

Satisfaction with
2
5
5
5
The only thing that this medicine does is interrupt your continuous spiral of negative thoughts, which you get with depression and 20 years of PTSD, it doesn't stop them. But that's all, doesn't make you happier or more active. The bad thoughts came back after about 2 months. Wouldn't recommend this one.
26/07/2017
Male, 43
Overall satisfaction 1

Efexor XL (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
Chronic depression

Satisfaction with
1
1
1
5
Developed Steven-Johnson syndrome as a side effect, it felt like I was witnessing what was happening to me through somebody else's eyes, an out-of-body experience, really horrendous nightmares.
26/07/2017
Male, 50
Overall satisfaction 4

Omeprazole (omeprazole)
Stomach pain

Satisfaction with
4
3
4
3
After first being given a milder medicine for stomach problems, the GP prescribed me 40 mg omeprazole. It seems to work well so I got a repeat prescription from the pharmacist and I was given Omecat. After a few days the symptoms all came back and I went back to the pharmacist. I asked and apparently this is what I was entitled to have on my insurance. I decided to pay for[read more...] omeprazole myself because it's not covered. Just 2 days later and my symptoms are all under control again.
26/07/2017
Female, 65
Overall satisfaction 1

Anastrozole (anastrozole)
Breast cancer

Satisfaction with
4
1
2
4
Lots of pain in my spine and bones, weak hands and legs and lot and lots of hot flushes. Almost unbearable and attacks of rheumatoid arthritis at pain level 10.