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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Emsam transdermal.

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70 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/18/2014 4:43:08 AM

Reviewer: Jkay, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Started on emsam when approved by FDA in 2006 after nearly 5 years of disabling MDD which was resistant to all anti-d's and other treatments , including ECT. Within 3 weeks of starting on 6/mg-24 hr dose all scores had improved significantly and I was able to feel emotions and function akin to normal. in the first 3 years my dosage needed to be increased and I've been on a 12/mg-24 hr for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
6/11/2014 11:04:04 PM

Reviewer: Carrw, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
6 did nothing.9 snapped me out of a 2 yr major depression in several days. Went bad and had to go on 12s. Been good for 6 months. While I have occasional bouts when I sit or lay around and take naps(feel.lousey when I wake up)or get up in the morning, a tremendous improvement.Saved me.suicidal.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/18/2013 11:45:16 AM

Reviewer: jimmie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
12mg has worked for me,but I'm being checked out for fluid retention side effect,legs swelled below the knees to top of feet..

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/26/2013 9:59:36 AM

Reviewer: Kimberly, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Having bi-polar2 & personality disorder for the last 30yrs. I have been on everything. This was my last resort before ECT's.I take 6mg and 600mg of Lithium. I started on my arms then the chest area. Worked much better. Noticed a big change.Applied after shower will stay on all day. still suffer from suidial thoughts.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
6/6/2013 11:53:38 PM

Reviewer: chas_@hotmail.com, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Is anyone still using Emsam 6mg.? I see the last post 8/17/12.

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