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

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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

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

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: 2 x 18 mg/24 hr 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

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

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

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

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

Jan 1, 2005 (Started Jan 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine worked for me for years. However, at some point I can't pin down, it stopped having any effect at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 1999 (Started May 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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