132 patient evaluations for Modafinil

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, headaches, irritability, stiffness in neck)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take too close to bedtime - or you will not sleep. Does give some help with daytime drowsiness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, headaches, stiffness in neck

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood, dry mouth, irritability, jittery feeling, stiffness in neck, sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take if you need it and leave it alone if you don't
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, jittery feeling, sleep problems, anxious mood, irritability, stiffness in neck

  • 2 helpful marks

May 26, 2011 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Got my life back. When combined with SSRI's was by far the best treatment for depression I have ever seen. It should be considered for trials for depression.....
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

Jun 19, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Life with out Modafinil is very ordinary. I was first diagnosed with depression two year before having a sleep study and OSA and somnolence was discovered. I wonder now if the depression was just a result of these two conditions. I am on 150mg of Setraline for the depression and since being on both that and 200mg of modafinil, I have my life back. I once could not walk past the bed and not want to get in. I often fell aslep if I lay down on the floor to play with my children. I was a zombie. Great drug. Worth every cent for my issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

  • 2 helpful marks
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