8 patient evaluations for Amantadine taken for the purpose of 'excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)'

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Nov 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not need yet another med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2013 (Started Jan 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, constipation, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: try it. it may work for you
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Jan 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, constipation, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has given me a bit more energy and notice more clarity in thinking - although far from restored.

Sep 5, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 12, 2012 (Started Apr 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

May 18, 2012 (Started Apr 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this treatment every morning and it seams to help. I have not noticed any thing else while taking this medacation, I have not had any trouble taking the medacation but I do take others along with it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: worked fine but new neuro suggested Nuvigil to do what Provigil and Amantadine was doing together.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked well in conjunction with Provigil
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: since some people were taking this for sleepiness AND some people were also taking Provigil and I was already on Provigil and doubling Provigil DIDN'T help improve my somnolence or narcoleptic-like episodes, I asked the neuro to try the combination and together they are helping tremendously. I STILL get the extreme fatigue and if I don't check myself I can still fall off sort of asleep but it's not the instant out like it was and I have more energy longer into the day now. WITHOUT it I couldn't cope. Without BOTH, I'd be bedridden.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 8, 2010 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness and feeling faint, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: be careful as I had excessive dizziness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness and feeling faint, dizziness

Sep 13, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness and feeling faint, dizziness

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told that there is a newer medication that works but my in insurance did not pay for it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dizziness and feeling faint, dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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