31 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine with a cost of Not specified

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Jun 2, 2017 (Started Jun 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was switched over to Ritalin 20 mgs a day b/c the Adderall was making me a bit too hyper. The Ritalin ER program that I am now following has my Quality of Life back in the saddle again!

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May 15, 2016 (Started May 28, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took it rarely to help get me through work. It worked well, but my insurance wouldn't cover it since I was 26 and do not have an ADHD diagnosis. Coupons online helped with the cost.

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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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Mar 27, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 6, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only take it when you really need the energy boost -- like for especially long days or needing to be especially efficient at work. If your body gets too used to having it, then its effectiveness decreases and you need more to achieve the same "boost". You can also get addicted to this med and the withdrawls are no fun.

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, loss of appetite, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

Oct 16, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, loss of appetite, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On terms of the side effects, when I take it I have no appetite. But I see this as a positive cause it keeps me from eating all day lol. HOWEVER the withdrawal side effects when it wears off is the opposite so my appetite becomes supercharged. My weight kind of maintains though but if I want to lose weight I eat then take it later in the day so at night by the time it wears off, I'm ready for bed soon.

Jul 19, 2007 (Started Jul 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irritability, loss of appetite, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The positive effect is that it limits my appetite so I don't eat as much. The negative effect is when it wears off, my appetite becomes supercharged. But I've learned to control my appetite after it wears off.

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Jun 11, 2013 (Started Sep 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, loss of appetite, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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