51 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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Dec 31, 2008 (Started May 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med has made all the difference for me in being able to focus on what I'm doing and to be able to finish what I start. I was to the point that I'd start several thing and finish nothing. I would recommend this old fashioned med to anyone able to take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2008 (Started May 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: You have to take it as prescribed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 3 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2008 (Started Sep 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Wow, this is great for MY cognitive problems and my tiredness. Helps me focus and I get less easily distracted, which results in that I am less stressed and moody.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take a half a 10mg pill, when I feel zapped. The whole thing, if I'm really exhausted.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Oct 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: have dr prescribe ambian or something to help with sleep while on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: withdrawal effects

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 14, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It works great to make me more alert to be able to function, but the downers when medication starts to wear off are very hard...and i need to go to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Combination w/ Sinemet -- much improved results.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Up to x3/day when prn added focus needed. Helps with sleepiness from PD. Take it particularly when driving long distances.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2008 (Started Oct 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Life can change dramatically. Ability to stay focused is paramount. The dosage is now extended so the dose at 2 per day lasts ALL DAY/ ALL Night affecting sleep only in a positive manner. I stopped taking this years ago because of the crash in the early evening, which no longer happens.
Side effects: shaky hands

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have just recently returned to taking this med, because it is now an extended release tablet. There is a constant level of medication, rather than the peaks and valleys formerly found in the previous doses.
Side effects: shaky hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2009 (Started Jan 11, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain cloud, jittery feeling, tiredness, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 54 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: it will make you feel full
Side effects: jittery feeling, brain cloud, tiredness, stomach pain, stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My heart rate was alarming to my Drs and they advised me to stop taking it. It helped to clear the cog fog and I was able to think clearly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

May 15, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Methylphenidate on days that I really need to get something accomplished. It really clears out the dreaded cog fog. It also helps alot with the fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks
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