29 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a cost of < $25

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Aug 29, 2011 (Started Aug 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially this med worked very well; roughly six weeks after starting ritalin, I bumped my dosage up to 15 mg on the advice of my neuro but I'm still low energy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was prescribed to help with fatigue but did not have much effect on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After taking riddelon for several months it begining to stop working. I keep trying to go back to Provigal but the insurance company is refusing to pay for it. Thay keep trying other meds that don't work, and Im afraid there doing more harm than good.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, upset stomach

Mar 21, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Ritalin "as needed". I suggest that if you are also of this regime, make sure to have a ritual (a Ritalinual?). For example, if you take a dose and then go on the computer just to wait for it to "kick in", you might get sucked into the e-world. If you take it before a planned stretch of work have everything ready before hand: all materials in front of you, your workspace tidied, and all unrelated tasks finished. Start with the small stuff during that 0-20m kick in phase, maybe just review some notes or re-read what you have already started on. Good luck!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, upset stomach

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, upset stomach

Oct 27, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Ritilin helps me when I need to keep my thoughts and work ordered, especially when I am in danger of being distracted (when I am under pressure, for example). I take it "as need", per doctor's instructions. I do have fears of developing a functional dependency on it however, and will try to moderate usage.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, upset stomach

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 23, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, dry mouth

Jun 7, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, dry mouth

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Dec 9, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flushing, rebound headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: migraine/rebound headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flushing, rebound headaches

Nov 11, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flushing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: flushing, rebound headaches

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Mar 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 28, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: insurance would not approve Provigil or nuvigil so resarted this drug again
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling, anxiety and frustration

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel that this med (Ritalin, aka methylin) works moderately well in treating my ADD. I take one 10mg tab when I wake up & one 5mg tab around noon. I do feel that I wake up easier & faster when taking this, which was unexpected. This is positive for me as I have always had a very hard time waking up in the morning no matter how much sleep I've had. Anything that makes it easier for me to wake up is a good thing for me! I say the Ritalin has helped moderately because when I first started taking it the difference was remarkable! I felt almost normal, like I could sort out my thoughts a bit more coherently. Unfortunately, this didn't last long - my body seems to adjust to meds VERY fast (always has w/every med I've taken). At first I was taking 5mg in the am & another 5mg at noon. The noon dose made me sleepy if that makes any sense! So, I started taking both in the am. After talking to my pdoc, she decided to increase my dose to what I take now. I do feel that it works, but just not enough. It's like there's these steps in my brain, and the ritalin bumps me up the step, but just not quite enough. I can feel it, like it's just not quite there, not quite right yet... don't know if that makes any sense! Anyway, I'm babbling!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 15, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This caused me extreme stomach problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

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