7 patient evaluations for Modafinil with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Aug 1, 2013 (Started Dec 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 20, 2013 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Remember to set an alarm to take lunch time dose

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 24, 2011 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory and cognition problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: anxious mood

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory and cognition problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was mor irriatble-stop taking.
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 1 helpful mark

May 12, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (distractibility, stiffness in neck, sleep problems, jittery feeling, headaches, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In the beginning the Provigil seemed to work ok. As time went on I began to not be able to sleep soundly, had strange dreams, and other side effects listed. Did not do anything positive for the muscle fatigue.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, sleep problems, jittery feeling, stiffness in neck, headaches, distractibility

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2009 (Started Mar 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in neck, sleep problems, overactivity, jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a hard drug to get approved by insurance companies especially if you are also on medicines to help you sleep or calm your nerves.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, sleep problems, overactivity, heart rate increased, stiffness in neck, anxious mood, jittery feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DUE TO BEING INJURED WITH A HERNIATED DISC AND NOT HAVING TO GO TO WORK,I AM ABLE TO CONSERVE MORE ENERGY. I AM ABLE TO LET MY BODY RUN IT'S NATURAL COURSE. I DEAL WITH FATIGUE BY RESTING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHEN I AM ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK,OR MAYBE WHEN EVERYTHING CALMS DOWN TO NORMAL?? I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO ,AND I MEAN DEFINITELY RE-START THIS MEDICATION.WITHOUT PROVIGIL, I CAN'T MAKE IT 5 HOURS WITHOUT WANTING TO GO TO SLEEP.I HAVE BEEN THROUGH QUITE AN ORDEAL,ANXIETY LEVELS HIGHEST EVER IN MY LIFE. PROVIGIL CAUSES ME TO HAVE ANXIETY IN MY LIFE. AND I CAN'T HANDLE ANYMORE THAN I ALREADY HAVE, SO I AM TAKING THIS STEP TO HELP.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

Oct 9, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

Jul 31, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: CAUSES ANXIETY,IF I NEED TO I WILL RESTART AGAIN. I WANT TO TAKE A BREAK, AND SEE HOW I FEEL.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, anxious mood, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in neck, dry mouth, shallow breathing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Adderall XR is a MUCH less expensive alternative and has worked JUST as well for me. I still have SOME of the side effects, but they are not NEARLY as pronounced as with Provigil.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, shallow breathing, stiffness in neck

  • 0 helpful marks
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