8 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Dec 13, 2013 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, mood elevated or improved, heart rate increased, elevated blood pressure, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: thirst, heart rate increased, mood elevated or improved, insomnia, elevated blood pressure

Aug 20, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, mood elevated or improved, heart rate increased, elevated blood pressure, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: thirst, heart rate increased, mood elevated or improved, insomnia, elevated blood pressure

Jul 23, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, mood elevated or improved, heart rate increased, elevated blood pressure, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although I know that "happier mood" can be seen as being a "side effect" and can be problematic, for me this med has been a huge help! It has been a wonderful augmentation for the antidepressant medication, and has greatly improved my mood.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: thirst, heart rate increased, mood elevated or improved, insomnia, elevated blood pressure

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Adderall xr does help and it has many positive side effects. It peaked my blood sugar though, constricted my blood vessels, increased swelling, made me tired, made me depressed and moody, i formed a quick tolerance, and it's very habit forming. It actually helped me sleep which is an odd side effect. It ended up making me very tired and I would hyperfocus which didn't help me accomplish anything. It made me very depressed when I was coming off of it. It really helped me wake up in the morning and gave me a hope to be able to accomplish something for the day. Without insurance this is very expensive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug dependence, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i struggle to eat, at first i enjoyed losing the weight, but now i think i am getting to small, i'm never hungry i eat just to keep from getting sick
Side effects: drug dependence, weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (apathy, mood elevated or improved, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, restlessness (akathisia), dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia)
  • 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: apathy, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), mood elevated or improved, insomnia, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2008 (Started Oct 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (druggy buzz)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Side effects: druggy buzz

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 28, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (apathy, headaches, small flacid (u-no-what), mood elevated or improved, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, restlessness (akathisia), tiredness, muscle tension, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it with magnesium. The main focusing effects last longer...like a lot longer. The side effects don't get greater or last all that much longer. So I think its a pretty safe thing. Plus, you never get the amount of magnesium you need anyway. Be prepared to be "UNCOMFORTABLY ENERGETIC". Also, any amounts of caffeine will make you hyper. Avoid eating or drinking anything acidic 1hr before or 2hrs afterward as it will lower the absorption of the chemical into your bloodstream. Anything basic has the opposite effect - causing side effects to worsen. Overall... It's a very useful thing. It's just uncomfortable at first, and I'm still adjusting to it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: apathy, dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), small flacid (u-no-what), mood elevated or improved, muscle tension, always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, tiredness, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 30, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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