12 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Oct 26, 2015 (Started Jun 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The most annoying part of taking this drug is jumping through all the hoops to get it because it is a controlled substance. If you have a doctor willing to write for it, ask for 90 day script.

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Aug 3, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 4, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Dec 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Dec 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stay out of heat

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Nov 12, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of focus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, loss of appetite, anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not drink coffee when you're on this medication. It will cause severe anxiety if even one little thing that's negative happens to you, especially if you are also neurotic. It seems to help my mood when I'm on it, but coming down from these stimulants can sometimes be depressing and lead to anxiety. It took me a little while to find good times to take the medication so it would last all day and not be too much or too little. If you take too much in one day, it will cause you to become anxious. I also found that it made me quite a perfectionist, so some projects are taking longer than they used to.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Oct 3, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight loss, irritability, decreased appetite, dry mouth, anxious mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, irritability, dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia, anxious mood

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight loss, irritability, decreased appetite, dry mouth, anxious mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems like maybe the honeymoon is over--I think not sleeping enough and added life stress are mitigating the effects of this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, irritability, dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia, anxious mood

Aug 8, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss, irritability, decreased appetite, dry mouth, anxious mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected benefits: Initially I had more energy but that became less noticeable as I adjusted. I tend to be more talkative while taking Adderall. Impact: I'm able to concentrate more effectively; I end up getting more of my goals completed.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, irritability, dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia, anxious mood

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Sep 17, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a pure amphetamine (speed) and best left alone !
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 30, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only fatique drug that works for me
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 19, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: addrerall keeps the fatique away and waked up the brain functions to keep me alert
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (spaced out, irritability, headaches, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Force yourself to drink water throughout the day and be sure you're eating enough calories. Provided you're taking care of yourself, the side effects become less severe over time. Adderall alters your mood: It's normal to be irritable and/or inattentive while on this medication. Work with your friends, family, and/or partner to minimize the negative effects of the changes in your mood. Individual counseling and/or couple's therapy can be very helpful in addressing this.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: spaced out, irritability, decreased appetite, headaches

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Oct 24, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibro fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual arousal, mood elevated or improved, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, sexual arousal, mood elevated or improved

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Oct 10, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss, insomnia, insomnia, dry mouth, dry mouth

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Apr 5, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (overly talkative (talk too much), mood elevated or improved, dry mouth, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, mood elevated or improved, overly talkative (talk too much), weight loss

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