6 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a cost of $25-49

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Mar 8, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jan 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, drug dependence, social withdrawal, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The medication works, but you will lose your appetite, some sociability, and will be highly dependent on it. I'd also recommend getting a short-acting supplement because it starts wearing off in the evening.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 23, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, depression in afternoon)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: depression in afternoon, dry mouth

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 27 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: depression in afternoon, dry mouth

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea if taken on empty stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Anyone who is looking to make their anti-depression meds work better should talk to their doc about starting on a low dose of concerta. I've found that it makes my SSRI more noticeable. I would say that if you have ever had a problem with any kind of drug addiction, legal or not, you should not take this. If you do take it, make sure to take it in the AM. When you first start it you may feel really sick, but it gets better. Taking this med has really helped me be functional so that I can take my mental health to the next level of adequate counceling.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: nausea if taken on empty stomach

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Oct 5, 2009 (Started Feb 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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