53 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate

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Oct 1, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. O did increase my dose but I did not receive any added benefits. We are going to have to discuss other options.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am so bogged down with fatigue. I have to do something so I am going to keep trying this medication. When I see my doctor at the end of August I am going to ask for a stronger dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 54 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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