133 patient evaluations for Modafinil

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Apr 20, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in neck, irritability, headaches, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take too close to bedtime - or you will not sleep. Does give some help with daytime drowsiness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability, headaches, stiffness in neck

  • 2 helpful marks

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

May 26, 2011 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Got my life back. When combined with SSRI's was by far the best treatment for depression I have ever seen. It should be considered for trials for depression.....
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

Jun 19, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Life with out Modafinil is very ordinary. I was first diagnosed with depression two year before having a sleep study and OSA and somnolence was discovered. I wonder now if the depression was just a result of these two conditions. I am on 150mg of Setraline for the depression and since being on both that and 200mg of modafinil, I have my life back. I once could not walk past the bed and not want to get in. I often fell aslep if I lay down on the floor to play with my children. I was a zombie. Great drug. Worth every cent for my issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

  • 2 helpful marks

Mar 31, 2013 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I should miss taking this for some reason in the morning I can tell by early evening that I didn't take it. My medications are set up once a week to be taken daily 3 times a day so I won't forget to take them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At tne end of 2016, I quit working at UTC full time. When the days get shorter in August, something happens to my mood. This year was different because I didn't have to work. The Psych Dr said to try adding 30 mg of Cymbalta later in the day to get rid of the "zaps". This happens because the brain needs more antidepressant. I also added 200 mg modafinil per day. It has been 1 week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The jury is still out. If I was working full-time, perhaps I would need 300 mg/day. I think the key is to not take long naps that end up keeping you up until 2am.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am starting at 100mg/day. Maybe the Rytary helps with wakefulness? Must wait until the dead of winter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 300mg/day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started on Nov 1. 2014 this season. 300mg modafinil. Yes, I n case I start to doubt if the drug is helpful--it is. Caffeine does not help me feel better. More sleep does not help me feel more lively.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been take this seasonally. Note that the "plan" price at Express Scripts was about $1000 for 90 day supply (any dosage); my insurance price was about $100. Now, my insurance price for the same 90 day supply is $20 and I think it's because of generic/patent status.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still take this in the fall (when the days are just starting to get short) like the end of August. I then stop in March. I have used Nuvigil or Provigil. If I decrease dose, i am sleepy during day. If i maintain does, it is very easy to stay up until 1am.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with sleepiness during the day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 13, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I liked Provigil. It counteracted the sleepiness from Cymbalta prescribed by the psychatrist, but the dosage wasn't enough for sleepiness from Mirapex prescribed by the neurologist. Medco wouldn't up my dosage.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works. My Rx ran out, then Medco wouldn't allow me300mg/day. then the dr. subscribes a new drug Nuvigil for250g/day. Note that Provigil will go generic soon, and the cost will decrease.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 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 28, 2008 (Started Aug 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: getting on the lexapro and giving that about a month was the thing that helped the provigil have a better effectiveness in treating my fatigue and also helping me focus and deals with the depression all at the same time now. lexapro is the 1st anti-depressant that has ever had a good effect on me
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 4, 2008 (Started Aug 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 19, 2009 (Started Feb 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for narcolepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tachycardia (fast heart rate), anxious mood, sleep problems, jittery feeling, irritability, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since this medication was prescribed to me because I was diagnoised with narcolepsy during a sleep study done in 2007, this condition makes meel just fall asleep sometimes without any reason. So this medication gives me like a pick me up. The positive effect is that it gives me false energy.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), dry mouth, sleep problems, jittery feeling, anxious mood, irritability

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2009)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 19, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: watch your Blood Pressure. Provigil made me feel great & I could concentrate & function. BUT,my BP went up so high I was falling & wound up in the ER with a concussion

  • 1 helpful mark
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