91 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine

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Jul 24, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive yawning, jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive yawning, jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dose: 20mg short acting in a.m. and 10mg short acting at 3 p.m. The first day of new dose was about 75% better. Up all day; took bedtime meds at 1:00 a.m.; woke up at 3:30 and was up for the day at 4:00 a.m. Second day was about 50% better than before I started, but I was yawning all day and started getting tired around 5:30. I started falling asleep during a movie between 5-7 p.m. and continued to nod off/fall asleep while I was on the computer and doing crossward puzzles. This is the third day and I woke up tired. It's 12:30 p.m. and I'm having trouble with concentration and vision. I notice that my sense of tiredness sometimes corresponds with vision and concentration problems. Another dose at 3:00 p.m. Will see PCP on Monday to discuss dose and the Sleep Specialist on Tuesday.

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 22, 2016 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: None
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 15, 2016 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibro fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication helped me focus and I couldn't see any long term side effects, but I didn't have any objective testing to verify that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2010 (Started Feb 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibro fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication improved my concentration, almost to the point of making me obsessive about the area of interest. I have enough energy to participate in home life nearly every day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 15, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for narcolepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5-2.5-2.5-2.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Took first thing (early) morning. Unexpected Benefits: helped with my depression (cheered me up!), BUT...it also RAN MY BLOODPRESSURE, & HEART RATE UP!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 18, 2018 (Started Apr 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It helps to keep me going.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2017 (Started Apr 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5-7.5-7.5-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 21, 2008 (Started May 02, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: don't skip doses, don't take more than prescribed, if taking twice a day, take second dose before 2:00p.m., more effective if taken on an empty stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, shaky hands, skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: shaky hands, skin rash, insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for impulse control disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), apathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Close monitoring needed when comorbid psychological dx exist, (i.e., Anxiety Dis, Panic Dis, Depression...)
Side effects: apathy, dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, weight loss, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, mood elevated or improved, apathy)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps a lot with fatigue but take early in morning so you can sleep at night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), mood elevated or improved, insomnia, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss, apathy

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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