25 patient evaluations for Modafinil with a side effects rating of Mild

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Sep 30, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At tne end of 2016, I quit working at UTC full time. When the days get shorter in August, something happens to my mood. This year was different because I didn't have to work. The Psych Dr said to try adding 30 mg of Cymbalta later in the day to get rid of the "zaps". This happens because the brain needs more antidepressant. I also added 200 mg modafinil per day. It has been 1 week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The jury is still out. If I was working full-time, perhaps I would need 300 mg/day. I think the key is to not take long naps that end up keeping you up until 2am.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am starting at 100mg/day. Maybe the Rytary helps with wakefulness? Must wait until the dead of winter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 300mg/day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 8, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started on Nov 1. 2014 this season. 300mg modafinil. Yes, I n case I start to doubt if the drug is helpful--it is. Caffeine does not help me feel better. More sleep does not help me feel more lively.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been take this seasonally. Note that the "plan" price at Express Scripts was about $1000 for 90 day supply (any dosage); my insurance price was about $100. Now, my insurance price for the same 90 day supply is $20 and I think it's because of generic/patent status.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still take this in the fall (when the days are just starting to get short) like the end of August. I then stop in March. I have used Nuvigil or Provigil. If I decrease dose, i am sleepy during day. If i maintain does, it is very easy to stay up until 1am.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 23, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with sleepiness during the day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 13, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I liked Provigil. It counteracted the sleepiness from Cymbalta prescribed by the psychatrist, but the dosage wasn't enough for sleepiness from Mirapex prescribed by the neurologist. Medco wouldn't up my dosage.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 2, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works. My Rx ran out, then Medco wouldn't allow me300mg/day. then the dr. subscribes a new drug Nuvigil for250g/day. Note that Provigil will go generic soon, and the cost will decrease.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

Mar 20, 2013 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Remember to set an alarm to take lunch time dose

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 14, 2012 (Started Aug 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased energy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wish I still could.... It is an amazing thing that gets me through my day. Had an abnormal EKG and chest pain- Dr. said to put on hold
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 25, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: N/A
Cost: $100-199 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

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased, heart palpitations, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: best taken very first thing in am not later in day. Did seem to cause irregular heart beats if fatigue was not an intense cycle. IT was needed to function in the world.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heart rate increased, heart palpitations, dry mouth

Aug 8, 2010 (Started Jan 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart rate increased, heart palpitations, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take first thing early in the morning or not at all.Be aware of rapid heart beats or skipped beats.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heart rate increased, heart palpitations, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had lots of energy with no side effects. Disappointed I had to stop due to cost and no generic medicine
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 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

Sep 7, 2010 (Started Aug 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches

  • 1 helpful mark
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