29 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a cost of < $25

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Aug 13, 2018 (Started Aug 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach irritation if not enough food in stomach, muscle tension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched from Adderall XR to Methylphenidate d/t fact that Adderall was making me jumpy to a fault. I find that the Ritalin doesn't make me jumpy; I have more clarity & focused thinking. I had to add the 10 mg. at noon b/c my morning dosage of 20 mg. was fizzling out by 3 p.m. It should really be taken with food d/t possible stomach aggravations.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Aug 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle tension)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 324 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2017 (Started May 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inattention)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2011 (Started May 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2016 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty waking up)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Nov 20, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

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

Jan 24, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, irritability, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 1, 2014 (Started Mar 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Start with the lowest dose available. Stay hydrated. Watch the caffeine intake, especially at first. This wiped out my appetite during the first few days. After that, I would get ravenously hungry as soon as the medication wears off (~ 8 PM for me). Watch this if you are trying to control your weight. I can definitely feel the 'bumps' in medication from the time release. They are very predictable at 3 1/2 hour intervals for me. Keep a diary and you can time the 'bumps' to be beneficial for big meetings, tests or whatever it is that you need special concentration for.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • 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

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • 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: 27 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

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

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
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