18 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My husband thinks that this medication might contribute to my having ALS, so I take much less than I used to. I don't think it causes ALS, but I have found that I do as well with the lower dosage (20 mg once a day, rather than 40 mg twice a day). I get much more accomplished when I take Adderall, and feel better about myself.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 30, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Eat a nutritious meal before taking medication, do not over exert yourself, and check your weight regularly.
Side effects: decreased appetite

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Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Athough I am on Adderall for ADHD, I found that it helped my "fibrofog" a great deal!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Clarity of thinking and ability to focus

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Oct 24, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibro fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, mood elevated or improved, sexual arousal)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, sexual arousal, mood elevated or improved

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood pressure, mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate), elevated blood pressure

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood pressure, mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good for adults that have ADHD or have carried it onto adulthood from childhood. XR [Extended Relsease] is better also because you don't get that high that can make one manic or cranked up looking. It is designed to keep one's mind more stable like your mood and even sleep pattern after taking it for a while. It can be addictive especially during times of bad stress. It also is an expensive drug.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate), elevated blood pressure

Jul 5, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood pressure, mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's definitely an ace up my sleave. My concentration and motivation are affected by this drug in a positive way. But it has it's draw backs and problems. Its addictive and its expensive. You should talk to your doctor before trying this drug.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mood elevated or improved, thirst, tachycardia (fast heart rate), elevated blood pressure

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Oct 22, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for impulse control disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), apathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Close monitoring needed when comorbid psychological dx exist, (i.e., Anxiety Dis, Panic Dis, Depression...)
Side effects: apathy, dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), insomnia

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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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