14 patient evaluations for Modafinil with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Sep 9, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (speedy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I like ritalin.

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (speedy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I like ritalin.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Aug 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (buzzing vibration sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Aug 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2013 (Started Dec 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Dec 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Provigil has given me so much of my life back. I take it twice a day to counteract some of the extra fatigue that comes from Lyrica (which has helped me a lot). With Provigil I feel like my old self and it helps me think to do financial activities and sme housework and stuff. The window is about 6 hours per dose .... but it has been an amazing treatment for me. I have been taking it for years.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Dec 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I need Provigil to maintain some quality of life. Without it, I am often beaten by fatigue which is so disabling.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not noticed it is helping me yet. We are working on increasing the dosage to see if that will help, however I am noting chest pains which I was passing off as heart burn. We are now considering this to be a side effect of the medication that needs to be watched as I increase the meds.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

Dec 4, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I got bad headaches on a whole tablet but 1/2 a tablet works just fine without any side effects
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: headaches, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 24, 2011 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory and cognition problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: anxious mood

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory and cognition problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was mor irriatble-stop taking.
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (feeling of heart pounding, racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: seemed to strong even at half does
Side effects: feeling of heart pounding, racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At first, this med worked wonderfully for my fatigue. After a while, it stopped working and just made me feel sick. I sampled the new version (Nuvigil), and that didn't appear to work at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 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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