131 patient evaluations for Modafinil

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Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It just didn't seem to work at all and to get it approved through my insurance just for one month was a nightmare. Even with my insurance covering it, it was over $100 for a one month prescription.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not noticed it is helping me yet. We are working on increasing the dosage to see if that will help, however I am noting chest pains which I was passing off as heart burn. We are now considering this to be a side effect of the medication that needs to be watched as I increase the meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 27, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling

Dec 11, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Jitteryness does lessen
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 26, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2011 (Started May 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started May 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: As I said before, couldn't tell a difference in energy level or fatigue so I stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

Dec 4, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I got bad headaches on a whole tablet but 1/2 a tablet works just fine without any side effects
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It serves it's purpose, (fights fatigue)
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 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

  • 1 helpful mark
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