54 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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Jul 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 10, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the most effective treatment that I have ever had for my fatigue. I also suffer w/ADHD, so there was the added benefit of getting a gliimpse of how the other side lives, so to speak. For the first time, mentally, I felt almost normal. But then my doctor started acting funny and wouldn't prescribe it anymore. Since, I've not found anyone to give me a prescription for Ritalin or Adderall.

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked at first, but then it just stopped helping me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shaky hands, unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I try to drink more water than normal in order to prevent headaches. The poor sleep has always been a problem on any stimulant ADD medication. Concerta has the most mild symptoms. I also keep track and schedule my meals to manage the appetite problems. The one thing I like about Concerta is that is helps me focus with out making me feel jittery.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2012 (Started Dec 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Dec 30, 2011 (Started Apr 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This prescrption worked well for my fatigue. However, there is a drug shortage for the fast acting and had to switch to the extended release, Concerta.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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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