9 patient evaluations for Modafinil taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Mar 18, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cigna won't cover this through CVS as of 5/2014 Dr said they appealed, have heard nothing, so I wonder about that. I have been taking this medicine for a decade, there's no reason that I see why this isn't covered even if it IS a C-IV.

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Mar 18, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It keeps me awake, which was perfect when I worked 12-hour days. I makes me pretty irascible, but if I take 20mg of fluoxetine with it, my moods are just fine. I wish this wasn't a C-IV controlled substance, it would be easier to get it refilled, but I never have been denied, there's just an extra form the doc has to fax to the pharmacy.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 3, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not noticed it is helping me yet. We are working on increasing the dosage to see if that will help, however I am noting chest pains which I was passing off as heart burn. We are now considering this to be a side effect of the medication that needs to be watched as I increase the meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jan 22, 2009 (Started May 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 25, 2009 (Started Dec 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (swelling hands with and popping painful joints)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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