23 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a side effects rating of None

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Dec 15, 2017 (Started Mar 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As long as I maintain therapeutic levels I don't have a problem so I am diligent about taking this med on time.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. O did increase my dose but I did not receive any added benefits. We are going to have to discuss other options.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2013 (Started Jul 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am so bogged down with fatigue. I have to do something so I am going to keep trying this medication. When I see my doctor at the end of August I am going to ask for a stronger dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 10, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the most effective treatment that I have ever had for my fatigue. I also suffer w/ADHD, so there was the added benefit of getting a gliimpse of how the other side lives, so to speak. For the first time, mentally, I felt almost normal. But then my doctor started acting funny and wouldn't prescribe it anymore. Since, I've not found anyone to give me a prescription for Ritalin or Adderall.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked at first, but then it just stopped helping me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2012 (Started Dec 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18 mg/24 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2011 (Started Apr 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This prescrption worked well for my fatigue. However, there is a drug shortage for the fast acting and had to switch to the extended release, Concerta.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 29, 2011 (Started Aug 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially this med worked very well; roughly six weeks after starting ritalin, I bumped my dosage up to 15 mg on the advice of my neuro but I'm still low energy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was prescribed to help with fatigue but did not have much effect on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After taking riddelon for several months it begining to stop working. I keep trying to go back to Provigal but the insurance company is refusing to pay for it. Thay keep trying other meds that don't work, and Im afraid there doing more harm than good.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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