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How effective is Nuvigil for Add (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

Summary: 14 Nuvigil users have rated its effectiveness for Add.

Overall ratings: 3.2/5
Long term ratings: 3.3/5

This is a review of how effective Nuvigil (armodafinil) is for Add and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 4,402 Nuvigil users)

Add

Add (attention deficit disorder-difficult to define) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Adderall Xr 30. (latest reports from 44,764 Add patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 14 people are studied for taking Nuvigil in Add




Nuvigil effectiveness for Add


Long term Nuvigil effectiveness for Add

Nuvigil effectiveness for Add (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall13442
Long term
(1+ years)
00210

Gender of people who take Nuvigil for Add * :

FemaleMale
Add71.43%28.57%

Age of people who take Nuvigil for Add * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Add0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%28.57%28.57%7.14%7.14%

Who find Nuvigil more effective for Add?

Gender of people who find Nuvigil more effective * :

FemaleMale
Add66.67%33.33%

Age of people who find Nuvigil more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Add0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%16.67%0.00%16.67%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Terri (2 years ago):

I am a 24 year old, female with ADD and my psychiatrist recently prescribed me to Nuvigil. I have found myself much more focused, alert and have been told by colleagues they have noticed a huge improvement in my work and ability to stay on task! I feel this medicine is great and has done wonders for me with no side effects! I suffer from anxiety so this wAs a big concern for me. Gratefully, it has not affected my anxiety at all!!! I recommend this medication to anyone with ADD looking for alternative medications than the usual.
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  • Can i take pristiq and nuvigil together?
    I have been on Pristiq for several months due to mood and anxiety issues. After many other issues I was dealing with, my GP and endocrinologist and two specialist at Cleveland Clinic order me to have a sleep and nap study. I was diagnosed with chronic acute insomnia and Narcolepsy during the day.
  • Can vyvanse and dilantin be taken together safely?
    has add and takes vyvanse and recently was prescribed dilantin
  • Does adderal have an effect on alzheimers? (1 answer)
    Adderall has been effective in treatment of ADHD, and I like it. It is highly effective as treatment of lack of focus, and I find that tasks (such as academic research) are much enhanced by it. However I am beginning to experience what I fear is early stages of Alzheimer's.(I am 68). I have been studying the disease, and have been doing things recommended as valuable to retard Alzheimer's development as well as to counter symptoms such as forgetfulness, and loss of mental acuity with significant success. I believe, at least in the short run, Adderall has had a positive effect in my endeavors to counter the symptoms of the disease. However, since one of the principal causes of Alzheimer's is inflammation, I wonder if Adderall causes inflammation, and if it does, is there a way to counter the inflammation?
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    I would like to start taking Garcinia Cambogia diet supplement colon cleansing regimen but I don't know if I can on these medications or not. Please help?
  • Has anyone else thought they were having a heart attack?
    I am 26, and have been on Vyvanse for about 8 months. I am in college and had several tests this week and papers due. From Sunday-Tuesday I got very little sleep and had a LOT of schoolwork. I was drinking redbull, coffee(not the whole time), etc as well as taking my meds. Anyway. Yesterday my heart started racing. Racing meaning pounding out of my chest and making it impossible to take three steps/speak a sentence without being out of breath. I sat down to see if if would go away if I was calm, but it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just sleep deprivation combined with everything so I brushed it off. When I bent over to put my shoes on to go to the library, I got the feeling I was going to faint. I went in the other room and told my roommate "I'm fainting" and laid down with my feet up. I began breathing VERY heavily and my eyes started watering like I was sobbing (I wasnt coluntary crying). Then the fun part, my lungs stopped working!!! I couldn't get any oxygen and felt like I was being suffocated! This was so terrifying. I finally got it under control and got some air. My heart continued racing, and the "suffocation" came in waves every 5-7 minutes for about an hour. This was the most terrifying experience of my life. I genuinely thought I might die. I wound up going to the ER, passed the EKG, they told me it was just a side effect of too much stress, my meds, caffeine, etc. When I got home, I noticed they had put "anxiety" as one of my symptoms when I never mentioned being anxious. I came home and did some research and my experience sounds a lot like a panic attack. Is that what has happened here?

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