12 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'fatigue' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jaw clenching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 11, 2011 (Started Oct 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2013 (Started Sep 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, loss of appetite, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Feb 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lack of sleep, overwhelming life, too much to do and fatigue 24/7 made it difficult to get anything done. My son was diagnosed with ADD and was on it, and it worked great. So I went to my primary and said I want to try it, and even tho I dont have ADD, it has helped me get through my lists of things to do! Instead of " ok,call the doctor for appointment...look up this or that.....take your shot.." and never getting the doc appt made for example, its helped me focus on a task at a time.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased, heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I took Adderall XR, it did help with my fatigue. However within 30-40 miniutes of taking the medication, I would have an increase in my heart rate and experience heart palpatations.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heart rate increased, heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood

Oct 6, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased, heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken serveral stimulate drugs for my fatigue. I've found that they all are pretty much the same. My energy level it not as high as I'd like, however I do think the Adderall does help.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: heart rate increased, heart palpitations, shaky hands, anxious mood

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 7, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, anxious mood

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for weight loss too!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

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 5, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (overly talkative (talk too much), mood elevated or improved, dry mouth, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, mood elevated or improved, overly talkative (talk too much), weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks
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