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

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Aug 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this medication every morning I had to drive to work (Mon, Tues & Wed) or anytime I had to drive for more than just a few minutes. It helped keep me awake & alert. Without it I was always on the verge of falling asleep at the wheel. I never suffered any side effects at all. This medication made it possible for me to drive the 40 minute trip to work every morning & back every night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Aug 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this when I will be driving and need to stay alert and awake, about 3 days a week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At one point, insurance coverage denied the drug for MS Fatigue. My primary Care sent me for a sleep test, knowing I would probably fail (and did) Took it to aid sleep Apnea. Another Insurance change and I took it back to my neurologist and am now taking Nuvigil for MS Fatigue!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 15, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: be thankful for this one
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (feeling of heart pounding, racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: seemed to strong even at half does
Side effects: feeling of heart pounding, racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 23, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 28, 2009 (Started Sep 05, 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

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Begin as prescribed. Take it each day, but not to late.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irritability, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel it helps me to a degree w/the fatigue...I would really hate to have to try and function w/o it because I don't think I could..
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, irritability

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep problems, irritability, headaches, anxious mood, pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I like to have energy, but sometimes Provigil just isn't for me.
Side effects: sleep problems, irritability, anxious mood, pain, headaches, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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