4 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'problems concentrating' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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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.

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't be afraid to ask your doc to increase your dosage if not getting desired effect
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At the time I was put on this medicatoin, I was already on many others on a trial bases, so I really didn't see a whole lot of change other than I felt a little bit more planted on my feet.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With any treatment, you should always be evaluating yourself daily while trying to find the best cocktail for you. I'm basically my own Doctor as far as what works and isn't worth taking. This drug should of been taken when I was in my teens, but I didn't get diagnosed until I was 40 (3 years ago) Already had deep suspension, but life WAS functional and I don't believe this played to much of a part in my depression
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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