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User Reviews for Dextromethorphan / quinidine

Also known as: Nuedexta

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Pseudobulbar Affect
14 reviews 1 medications
Summary of Dextromethorphan/quinidine reviews 7.8 14 reviews

Reviews for Dextromethorphan/quinidine

Rinpoche · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2018

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I took this medication for PBA, after a brain stem stroke. It seems to get good reviews, but it was not the case for me. Lost all of my energy and enthusiasm. Made me so depressed. Seriously. Stayed on it too long, because I was looking for a good result. Seemed to work so well for others. Be careful."

Daidala · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 18, 2018

For Not Listed / Other: "I've been living with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 11 years and have been taking Nuedexta for a few years. Mostly for my excess saliva. It helps most of the time."

rivarat · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 18, 2016

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I started nuedexta almost two months ago due to severe mood swings, angry outbursts and frequent crying episodes. Thanks to this medicine, these behaviors have pretty much stopped. I do think for two generic drugs, that the price should be lower."

griggins420 · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2016

For Pseudobulbar Affect: "I feel horrible right now. Only day 2 starting meds but massively depressed and totally drained no energy"

Belladonna4880 August 29, 2015

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I have MS and my mood swings were unbearable. I feel like this drug has balanced out my brain. Not only am I no longer sad and suffering, I think more rationally. I am going through a very stressful time in my life. Normally I should just want to lay in bed and cry. This drug has put ME in control of my emotions! I have tried a variety of anti depressants.. They made me feel numb . I hated them. This drug is different!!! I also have a history of self medicating with alcohol to cope with my anxiety when a very stressful situation occurs. Since I have started this med, I have no desire or urge. I'm not one to get online and write a review.. But I feel like this is helping me live again.. And I want to share the word!!"

Tajah7 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 31, 2015

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I have MS, and hadn't even considered that it was effecting moods- such as anger and constant crying. I've been taking Neudexta for approx. 3 months now. It has helped me exponentially! now I no longer cry all day, and I don't often yell! Neudexta really smoothed things out for me!"

lizzy2015 January 30, 2015

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "My mother has Alzheimer's Disease and lately she started crying and getting aggressive. This medication has controlled her behavior and her emotions 100%. Thank you very much."

CKG · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 30, 2014

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "Sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequently had a stroke. Depressed as to sudden limitations of what I could do after the TBI. Was on anti-depressant, CYMBALTA that had no effect. Within 7 days of taking Neudextra I did not feel as hopeless. Had been very much an A type personality and practiced as an attorney prior to my TBI and subsequent stroke. I had great difficulty in suddenly having limitations as to what I was able to do, my memory, and executive function. Grateful I was referred by my neurologist to another neurologist that had a specialty in TBI. Not many physicians, including neurologists, have a proper understanding of traumatic brain injuries, let alone how to treat it. Price REALLY should be lower."

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 14, 2014

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I have been crying inappropriately since a stroke 2 years ago. Nuedexta has helped me keep my emotions in check. I still cry, but usually in more appropriate situations. Recommend it."

Deb I January 28, 2014

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "This medication addressed inappropriate crying and laughing that has plagued me since a right frontal lobe aneurysm rupture 10 years ago. Took a few weeks to adjust to the side effects but well worth the effort!"

Granfather · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 8, 2013

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "After finally dad was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzeihmer's he went through aggressive behavior, tried to hurt himself. Risperidone helped with aggression but the constant yelling and crying started. After lots of trials the doctor prescribed Nuedexta, which took away most of the yelling and crying. He is more alert and thinking clearer. We are truly happy to be able to visit and enjoy the time together."

Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 29, 2012

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "This medicine has changed my life. I suffer from rapid cycling bipolar. My up and down mood swings had been well controlled with valproic acid but I was left with spontaneous crying jags. It was so frustrated to be completely unable to control my outward emotional appearance. It's hard to be taken seriously at work or find a new job if I look like I'm having a total breakdown. Internally of course I know this will be over in minutes and I don't feel any emotion about it at all except intense embarrassment. I found I started to avoid situations I couldn't predict. After about two weeks on this medication twice a day, my crying stopped. I feel like a new person. I am so much more confident about going about my daily life."

Anonymous November 16, 2011

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "I suffered a bilateral subarachnoid brain hemorrhage and am happy to be alive. However, one of many hurtles left behind for me to deal with was laughing at inappropriate times and crying at the drop of a hat. My brilliant Doctor, prescribed Nuedexta. I have not had an outburst since taking the medicine and no side effects at all."

Anonymous October 19, 2011

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "Diagnosed with a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome that has been progressive. Latest development was extreme mood changes and sudden outbursts. After one week on Nuedexta, I felt much improvement. Had to stop during third week due to infection (I am immunodeficient due to chemo) and antibiotic I was taking. Fell back into prior symptoms. Now into second week retaking and positive effect is the same as the first time around. The difference is remarkable."

anonpoet August 15, 2011

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan / quinidine) for Pseudobulbar Affect: "It has been about two weeks since I've been taking Nuedexta. I went to my doctor back then as I was having angry outbursts as well as increased thoughts of hurting myself or others. Additionally, my anger was taking over any type of rational decision making. My doctor prescribed Nuedexta...just more recently, I've felt somewhat of a change. I don't feel as angry and if I'm in an anger-provoking situation, I know I have to "step aside" and take time out. This never happened until I took Nuedexta. The only complaint I have about the medicine is that since it's new on the market--as far as I know, as the pharmacist had never heard of it--the cost was high and I had to wait a day for the prescription to be delivered."


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