91 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

Aug 21, 2008 (Started May 02, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: don't skip doses, don't take more than prescribed, if taking twice a day, take second dose before 2:00p.m., more effective if taken on an empty stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2008 (Started Jan 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Adderall was way too much of a stimulant for me, even at a half dose. I may have gotten used to it, but got heart palpitations one day and stopped taking it completely. I only took it for one week

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Nov 15, 2007 (Started Mar 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shaky hands, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: 1. I am retired and enjoy staying awake about 19 hrs/day (two naps), sometimes I will do a full "night's" sleep during the day. No problem finding things to do: cooking, internet, grocery store at 3,4, or 5 in the morning. 2. Significant weight loss but it made me feel even better. 3. Decreased libido. Used to read much more. Due to my erratic lifestyle I sometimes fail to attend family things which I don't mind but others do. I've always been a loner, the medication feeds it, which I also don't mind. Initially (12 mos), I dropped 35 lbs. Since, have gained back 10-12; but, felt much better at lighter weight mood-wise.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), shaky hands, hyperactivity

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