18 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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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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Dec 8, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (involuntary muscle movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: After taking for so long, I became immune to it, beware. It definitely makes me lose weight.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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Aug 3, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 4, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2015 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, cold hands, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Dec 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Dec 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stay out of heat

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May 10, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 5, 2010 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2003 (Started Feb 06, 2012)

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

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Mar 16, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 25, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (addiction, loss of appetite, sexual dysfunction, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Adderall XR works pretty well for me. I find it works to treat ADD as well as depression - since the increased focus and productivity repels unwanted thoughts and helps me achieve a sense of accomplishment. I only take it 'as needed', so it can be a bit of an issue if I only have a small amount of work I need to get done that day, but end up being jacked on it for the rest of it. I try to be mindful not to take it too much or for a sustained period, because coming off of it produces a certain rebound low, increases my overall tolerance for the drug, and increases insomnia. It's best if I have a stretch of time to dedicate to my work and am in a distraction-reduced environment.

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Nov 12, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of focus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, loss of appetite, anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not drink coffee when you're on this medication. It will cause severe anxiety if even one little thing that's negative happens to you, especially if you are also neurotic. It seems to help my mood when I'm on it, but coming down from these stimulants can sometimes be depressing and lead to anxiety. It took me a little while to find good times to take the medication so it would last all day and not be too much or too little. If you take too much in one day, it will cause you to become anxious. I also found that it made me quite a perfectionist, so some projects are taking longer than they used to.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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