9 patient evaluations for Modafinil taken for the purpose of 'brain fog'

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Jun 26, 2015 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Stick to it. Take before noon. It could otherwise keep you awake at night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 31, 2013 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I should miss taking this for some reason in the morning I can tell by early evening that I didn't take it. My medications are set up once a week to be taken daily 3 times a day so I won't forget to take them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2012 (Started Apr 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cognitive impairment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: WARNING: This drug interacts with hormonal birth control (E.G. - "The Pill") Talk to your doctor if you're using birth control and wanting to use Provigil

  • 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

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Really helps with fatigue...Don't notice it until I run out...then fatigue gets pretty bad after about 2-3 days. I will continue to take this as long as I can afford it!

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Really helps with fatigue and congitive issues. You don't notice it until you forget to take it for a few days!

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 4, 2009 (Started Feb 23, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irritability)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: same company has update medication and I do like NUVIGIL better because it has less personality affects
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: watch your Blood Pressure. Provigil made me feel great & I could concentrate & function. BUT,my BP went up so high I was falling & wound up in the ER with a concussion

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 26, 2008 (Started Nov 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches, headaches, nausea, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches, nausea, headaches, anxious mood

Nov 24, 2008 (Started Nov 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for brain fog)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, nausea, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not been taking it long enough to know for sure how much help it is going to be with fatigue but it has certainly seemed to help some so far, but could just be I have had a couple of 'good' days so need more time to be sure.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: migraine headaches, nausea, headaches, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks
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