13 patient evaluations for Modafinil taken for the purpose of 'excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Jan 15, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would certainly recommend this drup to keep you awake but it does not increase energy levels
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jul 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling

Dec 11, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Jitteryness does lessen
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

May 26, 2011 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Got my life back. When combined with SSRI's was by far the best treatment for depression I have ever seen. It should be considered for trials for depression.....
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

Jun 19, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Life with out Modafinil is very ordinary. I was first diagnosed with depression two year before having a sleep study and OSA and somnolence was discovered. I wonder now if the depression was just a result of these two conditions. I am on 150mg of Setraline for the depression and since being on both that and 200mg of modafinil, I have my life back. I once could not walk past the bed and not want to get in. I often fell aslep if I lay down on the floor to play with my children. I was a zombie. Great drug. Worth every cent for my issues.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

  • 2 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2010 (Started May 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Provigil worked wonderfully WITH admantadine... my insurance refused to pay for it anymore. My neuro introduced me to Nuvigil and it's been great!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 26, 2008 (Started May 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it early in the morning, don't go much past 10am or it can cause insomnia. If it causes insomnia at 200mg, go to 100mg dose and see how it goes with the half does for starters. It may build up in the system so that later down the road you may have to increase it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no longer needed after I stopped taking rebif

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling, heart rate increased, tachycardia (fast heart rate), dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this is an excellent drug to fight fatigue but doesnt last all day,made participating in life possible
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: tachycardia (fast heart rate), jittery feeling, heart rate increased, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (stiffness in neck, dry mouth, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, stiffness in neck, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks
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