11 patient evaluations for Methylphenidate with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 22, 2020 (Started Jul 01, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 13, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taken of concerta and put on strattera. I used it for 5 years without problems, but then started developing hypertension. So we are trying strattera too see the effect on the blood pressure
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 13, 2016 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Aug 14, 2012 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very fortunate - I have not had any side effects - I have heard from other people taking Concerta that they have had problems with headaches, aggression and loss of appetite
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 8, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 36 mg/24 hr Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shaky hands, unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 54 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I try to drink more water than normal in order to prevent headaches. The poor sleep has always been a problem on any stimulant ADD medication. Concerta has the most mild symptoms. I also keep track and schedule my meals to manage the appetite problems. The one thing I like about Concerta is that is helps me focus with out making me feel jittery.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It works great to make me more alert to be able to function, but the downers when medication starts to wear off are very hard...and i need to go to bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, drug dependence, social withdrawal, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The medication works, but you will lose your appetite, some sociability, and will be highly dependent on it. I'd also recommend getting a short-acting supplement because it starts wearing off in the evening.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Oct 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dosage too high for my current health. When my energy levels drop again I may return to using it.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Oct 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loss of energy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: insurance would not approve Provigil or nuvigil so resarted this drug again
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling, anxiety and frustration

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My heart rate was alarming to my Drs and they advised me to stop taking it. It helped to clear the cog fog and I was able to think clearly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

May 15, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Methylphenidate on days that I really need to get something accomplished. It really clears out the dreaded cog fog. It also helps alot with the fatigue.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 5, 2003 (Started Oct 13, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started developing nervous tics that's why I stopped taking it

  • 0 helpful marks
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