28 patient evaluations for Modafinil taken for the purpose of 'fatigue' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Apr 24, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep problems, stiffness in neck, jittery feeling, irritability, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take if you need it and leave it alone if you don't
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, jittery feeling, sleep problems, anxious mood, irritability, stiffness in neck

  • 2 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2009 (Started Mar 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in neck, sleep problems, overactivity, jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a hard drug to get approved by insurance companies especially if you are also on medicines to help you sleep or calm your nerves.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, sleep problems, overactivity, heart rate increased, stiffness in neck, anxious mood, jittery feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 7, 2009 (Started Jul 10, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2008 (Started Jul 10, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DUE TO BEING INJURED WITH A HERNIATED DISC AND NOT HAVING TO GO TO WORK,I AM ABLE TO CONSERVE MORE ENERGY. I AM ABLE TO LET MY BODY RUN IT'S NATURAL COURSE. I DEAL WITH FATIGUE BY RESTING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHEN I AM ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK,OR MAYBE WHEN EVERYTHING CALMS DOWN TO NORMAL?? I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO ,AND I MEAN DEFINITELY RE-START THIS MEDICATION.WITHOUT PROVIGIL, I CAN'T MAKE IT 5 HOURS WITHOUT WANTING TO GO TO SLEEP.I HAVE BEEN THROUGH QUITE AN ORDEAL,ANXIETY LEVELS HIGHEST EVER IN MY LIFE. PROVIGIL CAUSES ME TO HAVE ANXIETY IN MY LIFE. AND I CAN'T HANDLE ANYMORE THAN I ALREADY HAVE, SO I AM TAKING THIS STEP TO HELP.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

Oct 9, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

Jul 31, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: CAUSES ANXIETY,IF I NEED TO I WILL RESTART AGAIN. I WANT TO TAKE A BREAK, AND SEE HOW I FEEL.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started Dec 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 9, 2008 (Started Jan 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It does seem to help fatigue. It is very expensive if you don't have insurance. I am insured at present time. Ater I pay out of pocket, I pay nothing. ($1500).

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Aug 21, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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