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Lindsay Lohan

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Maxalt-MLT
User Ratings:
6.8
Effectiveness
3.5
Side Effects
4.9
Holistic Benefits
Maxalt-MLT wipes out my migraines and is very easy to take. Since taking Maxalt I am able to stop my migraines before they start.
Symbicort
User Ratings:
6.8
Effectiveness
5.3
Side Effects
7.3
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easy to use, makes living with asthma a lot easier
Zyrtec
User Ratings:
7.3
Effectiveness
3.1
Side Effects
6.1
Holistic Benefits
I take Zyrtec daily for indoor and outdoor allergies and it relieves all of my symptoms. I started taking it when Clarinex stopped being covered by my insurance, although I do not think Zyrtec is quite as effective as Clarinex it is cheaper and it does not cause any negative side effects.
Glucosamine Chondroitin
User Ratings:
6.9
Effectiveness
1.9
Side Effects
6.3
Holistic Benefits
helps my joint pain
Lofepramine
User Ratings:
2.7
Effectiveness
8
Side Effects
4.3
Holistic Benefits
I suffer from fibromalgia, and depression has got worse due to relationship problems,children,bereavement. Doctor prescribed this.I told her i could not afford to put on any more weight, BMI 33@5FT6. initially i had bad vision problems on taking, tiredness, dry mouth, constipation, headaches, problems urinating. bad dreams. flushing of face constantly; i cut it down to half a day as i could not think straight , it was awful trying to work . 4 weeks on, feel calmer,bloated in face a bi... View full comment
Adderall XR
User Ratings:
6.8
Effectiveness
6.5
Side Effects
7.3
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I have ADD and have been taking Adderall and Adderall XR for over 10 years. I have had weird heart beats and when I work out I sometimes feel like my heart rate is way too high for the level activity that I'm doing. I feel like it's probably not a huge deal if you're planning on taking it temporarily but I do not recommend long term use. It's very effective but the heart risks that come with it are not worth it. You don't need a drug to make you do your every day activities, maybe every once... View full comment
Prozac
User Ratings:
4.8
Effectiveness
5.9
Side Effects
5.9
Holistic Benefits
Previous to Prozac I had taken Effexor XR for about 6 years for anxiety. I was switched from Effexor XR to Prozac because of the headaches I got while taking Effexor, but I've still noticed the headaches with Prozac, and I've had so much more anxiety. I'm starting the transition to Cymbalta tomorrow, wish me luck!
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