13 patient evaluations for Modafinil taken for the purpose of 'fatigue' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Jun 15, 2011 (Started May 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started May 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: As I said before, couldn't tell a difference in energy level or fatigue so I stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Aug 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Sep 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 11, 2010 (Started May 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (speedy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: speedy feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (increased brain stimulation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Kept me up until 3 or 4 am several times a week. I felt my brain was contantly firing , and lack of sleep hendered my daily routines involving my young kids. With com ination of othe drugs, I had to stop driving for at least 10 days.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased brain stimulation, dry mouth

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased brain stimulation, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Oct 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was a little less tired, but had trouble sleeping at night when I first started. It did not help me focus or any of my cognitive problems, shich was one of the reasons I tried it. Also very expensive.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: increased insomnia

Jan 4, 2008 (Started Oct 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: increased insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't skip a dose
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 27, 2009 (Started May 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: More is NOT better with t his drug! I was told this by a neurologist ("more than 200mg/daily does NOT do more for the fatigue."). I take 100mg in the am, and have tried taking another 100mg in the early afternoon-so I can stay a little more active a little longer in the day. Doesn't seem to make much difference. This drug can be hard on the liver, so, if I don't get much more relief from a higher dose, I just don't think it's worth taking more of it. That's been my experience with Provigil.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (distractibility, stiffness in neck, sleep problems, jittery feeling, headaches, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: In the beginning the Provigil seemed to work ok. As time went on I began to not be able to sleep soundly, had strange dreams, and other side effects listed. Did not do anything positive for the muscle fatigue.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood, sleep problems, jittery feeling, stiffness in neck, headaches, distractibility

  • 0 helpful marks
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