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See What Other Patients Are Saying About Metoprolol Succ ER

Metoprolol Succ ER (the common abbreviation for Metoprolol Succinate ER and a generic form of Toprol XL) is an extended release formulation of the drug metoprolol, which is used for the treatment of angina or hypertension and to reduce mortality/hospitalization in patients with heart failure who are already receiving cardiac and diuretic medications. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, 185 patients report using Metoprolol Succ ER.  What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform.  For example, the most commonly reported duration amongst current users is two years or more, while the most commonly reported dosage at PatientsLikeMe is 50mg daily. Wondering about Metoprolol Succ ER side effects?  Some of the commonly reported side effects include loss of energy, fatigue, excessive daytime drowsiness and weight gain.  Check out the 29 treatment evaluations of Metoprolol Succ ER submitted by our patients to gain even more insight.  For example, the following are several tips submitted by Metroprolol Succ ER users on their evaluations: “Remember to get up slowly.  [This drug] has been making me very light headed and dizzy.  Also be sure …

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What Other Patients Are Saying About Solupred

Solupred is an international brand of prednisolone, a widely prescribed corticosteroid that modifies the body’s immune response and decreases inflammation. It is used to treat a host of inflammatory and autoimmune health conditions, including multiple sclerosis (acute exacerbations), organ rejection, lupus, psoriasis, asthma and ulcerative colitis. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, two patients report using Solupred currently while 68 patients report using another form of prednisolone.  What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform.  For example, the most commonly reported prednisolone duration amongst current users is two years or more, while the most commonly reported dosage at PatientsLikeMe is 5mg daily. Wondering about Solupred side effects?  Some of the commonly reported side effects of prednisolone include weight gain, heart palpitations, insomnia, dry eyes and abdominal bloating.  Check out the 22 treatment evaluations of prednisolone (the generic form of Solupred) submitted by our patients to gain even more insight. JOIN PATIENTSLIKEME TODAY Have you taken Solupred – or another brand of prednisolone?  Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice …

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What’s your experience with Cetomacrogol cream?

Used to treat dry, sensitive skin as well as eczema and itching, cetomacrogol cream FNA is a mitigating and protective skin cream.  It contains cetomacrogol (an emulsifying agent), cetiol (a fast-spreading dry emollient), sorbitol (a humectant and texturizing agent), water and the preservative sorbic acid. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, over 700 patients report dry skin.  The majority rate this symptom as either “moderate” (35%) or “severe” (17%).   Primary conditions representing include everything from fibromyalgia to depression, showing that this uncomfortable symptom affects all different types of patients. Only one member currently reports using cetomacrogol cream for dry skin.  Her treatment evaluation of cetomacrogol cream, which she rates as “moderately” effective, notes that “a little bit seemed to go a long way” and that she also used the cream as a facial moisturizer prior to makeup application.  However, she discontinued it after a year and a half of use. If you’ve tried cetomacrogol cream or another therapeutic skin lotion, we encourage you to share your experiences to help other patients.  PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform allows you to share detailed data about all types of treatments, interventions and lifestyle …

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Are You Taking Asthmanex for Your Asthma?

Asthmanex is a brand name for the anti-inflammatory agent mometasone furoate, a corticosteroid used in various formulations (inhaler, intranasal spray or topical ointment) for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis as well as inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. A prescription inhalant drug marketed by Schering-Plough, Asthmanex – which is available as a “twisthaler” – is approved for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients four years of age and older.  A dosage of 110mcg is approved for patients age four to 11, while a dosage of 220mcg is approved for patients age 12 and older.  Asthmanex is not indicated for the rescue treatment of sudden, severe asthma symptoms. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, three patients report using Asthmanex while 27 patients report using a formulation of mometasone.  What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform.  For example, the most commonly reported mometasone duration amongst current users is two years or more, while the top reasons for discontinuing the mediation include doctors’ advice, expense and “it did not seem to work.” Wondering about side effects?  …

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The Choices Patients Like You – and Like My Mother – Face

Patients like you with life-changing conditions have to make choices every day, just like anyone else. These choices, however, typically have more at stake than how to RSVP to a party or even whether to walk away from an “underwater” home. For patients like you, your lives may be at stake. I have watched my mother deal with three different types of cancers for more than 25 years, and the choices she had to make for me and my siblings to be successful were stark. As a single mother with a doctorate and two master’s degrees, she had to take jobs that paid less because cancer limited her energy. She took on enormous debt because she wouldn’t let her illness stop her from giving her children a private school education. Those choices started from physical and emotional hardship, then led to economic hardship. Patients like you – and like my mother – have conditions you didn’t ask for, and your ability to keep a job and maintain economic stability isn’t just based on your talent or training, but also in your management of your conditions. Brought on by infection, age, genetic pre-disposition or unknown causes, these conditions factor into every …

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Share Your Experiences with Amox TR K CLV

Amox TR K CLV (also known as Amox TR-K, Amox TR-K CLV, Amox TR-K-CLV and Amox TR K CLV 875 125) is an abbreviation for , an antibiotic in the penicillin group that combines amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium.  Due to its expanded coverage, it is often prescribed when amoxicillin resistance is present and patients cannot tolerate alternative treatments. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 120,000 patients are sharing their experiences with prescription drugs, supplements and more, we have three patients who report that they are currently taking Amox TR K CLV while 11 patients report taking another generic formulation of amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium.  Some of the common reasons for taking this antibiotic include sinusitis, sinus infection, ear infection and bronchitis. What can we learn from these patients’ experiences?  Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform.  For example, the most commonly reported dosage is 875mg/125mg twice daily, the most commonly reported cost is “under $25,” and the most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, nausea and upset stomach.  The majority of patients who’ve discontinued the drug say they took Amox TR K CLV for a month or less, likely for the short-term treatment of an infection. Here are some highlights …

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One for All: A Cross View of Patient Sharing

With more than 82,000 patients on PatientsLikeMe, there’s a lot of information being shared with one another.  Last month, we highlighted how your sharing affects the experience of many on our site (One For All series). Today, we continue that theme by taking a look at information being shared across all of our communities that many of you may have in common. Can you guess how many of you are on similar treatments or experiencing similar symptoms even though you are in different communities? Read on to find out. DID YOU KNOW… Of the members who have reported their age, more than 8,000 of our of you have indicated you’re under 30-years old and more than 12,000 are 55-years old or older. Approximately 31% (or 27,013) of patient members across all communities experience depression. How are you treating your condition? You report using more than 4,500 treatments for your conditions, including prescription drugs, supplements, over-the-counter medications, medical devices, life-style modifications, therapies, etc. One of the top lifestyle modifications reported by our members is heat avoidance; and physical exercise is the #1 exercise cited. The most widely used prescription drugs reported across communities include Gabapentin (Neurontin), Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta). The top 3 supplements …

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Sharing and Learning with PatientsLikeMe

In December community newsletters (launched earlier this week), we asked some of our members to think about what they’ve shared and compared in 2010.  Below are highlighted answers from each interviewee across all nine community newsletters.  Thank you for your contributions. We also want to thank all of you who have contributed to the 90 newsletters we ran this year, including the newly launched ones in our Epilepsy and Transplants communities.  Finally, a special thanks goes out to our newsletter writer, Amy Morton, for pulling these together every month. To review all of our newsletters, you can visit our archives page here. * * * (Amy) How has PatientsLikeMe helped you learn and share this year? (Tommy Maker – ALS Community) PatientsLikeMe has provided me with new friends-people who are experiencing the same problems as I am. I’ve learned that there isn’t a single question that won’t get a vast myriad of answers from the community. I’ve learned that we’re all very different people, and I’ve learned we don’t always agree.  I’ve learned that we all care enormously for each other and are very eager to help those who find themselves in the same boat as we are. But most …

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Treat Us Right: Comparing Cymbalta and Lyrica in the Fibromyalgia Community

Since its launch in November 2008, our PatientsLikeMe Fibromyalgia Community has served as a place for more than 11,000 fibromyalgia patients to share with, find, and learn from others.  Over the past 2 years, thousands of you have reported using Pfizer’s Lyrica® and Eli Lilly’s Cymbalta® as prescribed treatments for your fibromyalgia. PatientsLikeMe recently analyzed the experiences you’ve shared in our Fibromyalgia Community about Lyrica and Cymbalta.  Here are three key insights we learned: Many of you experience little efficacy from either treatment. More than 40% of Lyrica patients and 50% of Cymbalta patients on our site perceive slight to no efficacy or simply cannot tell.  By comparison, only 20% of Lyrica patients and 15% of Cymbalta patients on our site perceive major efficacy. Those of you using Cymbalta experience fewer side effects than those of you using Lyrica. 26% of Cymbalta patients on our site report no side effects, versus 16% for Lyrica. Additionally, 29% of Lyrica patients on our site report severe side effects, versus 19% for Cymbalta. It is not surprising that more Lyrica patients than Cymbalta patients discontinue treatment and do so more quickly. Many of you attribute weight gain to Lyrica. In fact, of all …

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