5 patient evaluations for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine taken for the purpose of 'excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)'

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (overly talkative (talk too much), giddiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive yawning, jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), excessive yawning, jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dose: 20mg short acting in a.m. and 10mg short acting at 3 p.m. The first day of new dose was about 75% better. Up all day; took bedtime meds at 1:00 a.m.; woke up at 3:30 and was up for the day at 4:00 a.m. Second day was about 50% better than before I started, but I was yawning all day and started getting tired around 5:30. I started falling asleep during a movie between 5-7 p.m. and continued to nod off/fall asleep while I was on the computer and doing crossward puzzles. This is the third day and I woke up tired. It's 12:30 p.m. and I'm having trouble with concentration and vision. I notice that my sense of tiredness sometimes corresponds with vision and concentration problems. Another dose at 3:00 p.m. Will see PCP on Monday to discuss dose and the Sleep Specialist on Tuesday.

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Severe (overly talkative (talk too much), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, restlessness (akathisia), headaches, dry mouth, weight loss, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), overly talkative (talk too much), always feel urgent need to be doing something productive, weight loss, headaches, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 14, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is the best medication I have taken for lack of energy and motivational problems and fatigue. It also improves my ability to read, and use the computer and concentate on everything, helping me also to find out more about my MS. This medication is very easily abused.Over taking and running out before next refill
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 1996 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (restlessness (akathisia), dry mouth, mood elevated or improved, weight loss, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Woo Hoo! Good stuff! Oh No! Too Good! I told my Doc I was having too much fun on this med and was on the verge of addiction. I gave him what was left in my bottle, and said GOODBYE TO AMPHETAMINES.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, restlessness (akathisia), mood elevated or improved, insomnia, weight loss

  • 0 helpful marks
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