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Amitriptyline [Apo]

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The following results on this page are based on 1582 unique reviews from patients using the DrugStars app. These DrugStars users have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of 62.8 in the range of -100 to +100 for Amitriptyline [Apo] To see how the MEA Score is calculated click here.

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We asked patients how effective they found this medicine.

(1576 respondents)


Extremely effective (36%)
Very (34%)
Somewhat (18%)
Slightly (7%)
Very little effective (4%)

We asked patients how bothered they were by side effects with this medicine.

(1582 respondents)


Not at all bothered (50%)
Slightly (25%)
Somewhat (15%)
Very (7%)
Extremely bothered (3%)

We asked patients how often they took this medication as prescribed.

(1582 respondents)


All the time (81%)
Most of the time (13%)
Often (3%)
Sometimes (2%)
Never (0%)

We asked patients how difficult they found it to take this medicine as prescribed.

(1582 respondents)


Not at all difficult (83%)
Slightly (10%)
Somewhat (5%)
Very (1%)
Extremely difficult (1%)

We asked patients how confident they felt about taking this medicine.

(1582 respondents)


Extremely confident (45%)
Very (31%)
Somewhat (19%)
Slightly (4%)
Not at all confident (2%)

We asked patients how necessary they find this medicine.

(1558 respondents)


Extremely necessary (56%)
Very (29%)
Somewhat (11%)
Slightly (4%)
Not at all necessary (1%)

We asked patients how often they forget to take this medicine at the right time.

(1434 respondents)


Never (56%)
Rarely (28%)
Sometimes (11%)
Often (3%)
Almost all the time (2%)

We asked patients to what extent they felt the benefits outweighed any disadvantages of this medicine.

(1462 respondents)


Extremely (46%)
Large (28%)
Moderate (16%)
Small (5%)
Not at all (5%)

We asked patients how satisfied they were with the information and guidance received along with this medicine.

(1462 respondents)


Very satisfied (51%)
Satisfied (31%)
Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied (13%)
Dissatisfied (3%)
Very dissatisfied (3%)

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Review recap

DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 1582 real-world patients taking Amitriptyline [Apo]. These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.

1576 patients who were using Amitriptyline [Apo] were asked how effective they found their medicine. 71% were very positive about Amitriptyline [Apo] answering that they were very / extremely effective, however 18% felt Amitriptyline [Apo] was only somewhat effective. Unfortunately 11% of the patients asked felt Amitriptyline [Apo] had only a slight or very little effect for them.

We asked 1582 patients taking Amitriptyline [Apo] just how bothered they were by side effects? 75% of those we asked this too reported feeling they were not at all or only slightly bothered by side effects, yet 15% of patients asked said they felt somewhat bothered from Amitriptyline [Apo]. This leaves 9% of the patients we asked who were using Amitriptyline [Apo] still felt very or extremely bothered from side effects when they were taking Amitriptyline [Apo].

We recently asked 1582 patients who reported taking Amitriptyline [Apo] how often they took it as prescribed? While 94% told us they never, or only sometimes forgot to take it on time, 3% said that they often forgot to take their Amitriptyline [Apo] as prescribed. Sadly 3% forgot to take them all the time. Taking medication as prescribed by your doctor is so important. If you have difficulty, or know someone who does, feel free to try DrugStars a free app to help you remembering your medication.

1582 patients using Amitriptyline [Apo] were asked how difficult they found it to take their medicine as prescribed? There are several reasons why it can be difficult for a patient to take their medication as prescribed. Luckily 93% of those asked felt that they found it not at all or only somewhat difficult to take their Amitriptyline [Apo] as prescribed by their doctor, 5% felt they found taking Amitriptyline [Apo] very difficult. Leaving 2% who felt it extremely difficult for them to take Amitriptyline [Apo].

A patient survey asked 1582 patients just how confident they felt about taking Amitriptyline [Apo]? 76% replied postivly that they felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking Amitriptyline [Apo]. 19% of the patients replied they were only slightly confident, while 6% of them responded feeling only slightly confident when it came to taking Amitriptyline [Apo].

1558 patients were asked how necessary they found taking Amitriptyline [Apo]. 84% said they found Amitriptyline [Apo] to be very or extremely necessary, while 11% said they found it to be only somewhat necessary. Sadly, the final 4% of patients asked found it only slightly or even not at all necessary for them. If you feel your medication is unnecessary, please talk to your doctor about it.

1434 patients were recently asked how often they forgot to take their medication? 84% of those asked never or rarely forgot their medication, while 11% of those taking Amitriptyline [Apo] reported that they sometimes forgot. This left 5% of patients sadly reporting that they often or almost all the time forgot to take their medication. If you also forget your medication try using DrugStars to help you remember.

Surveying 1462 patients we asked them to what extent they felt that the benefits of their medicine (in this case Amitriptyline [Apo]) outweighed its disadvantages. A group of 74% replied that they felt to a large or even extreme extent that the advantages of taking their medication outweighed any disadvantages that Amitriptyline [Apo] may have. 16% of the patients felt this and a reduced level and reported feeling only a moderate extent. At the bottom of the scale were 10% of the patients asked, who felt this was true to only a small extent or even reported a result of not at all.

When asking 1462 patients taking Amitriptyline [Apo] if they were satisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication. 82% of them answered that they were very satisfied or satisfied while, 13% of were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. That left 6% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or worse of all very dissatisfied when it came to the information and guidance they received with their Amitriptyline [Apo].


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