Review: taking Suboxone and Nuvigil together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Suboxone and Nuvigil together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Suboxone and Nuvigil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 61 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 15,624 users)

Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 8,604 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

61 people who take Suboxone, Nuvigil are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Suboxone and Nuvigil drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Suboxone:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Nuvigil:
  • < 1 month: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Suboxone:
  • female: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • male: 85.0% - (6 of 7 people)
Nuvigil:
  • female: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Suboxone:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (7 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Nuvigil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety disorder
  • back pain
  • balance disorder
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • ear discomfort
  • eye irritation
  • hypoaesthesia
  • kidney stones
  • migraine
1 - 6 months:
  • acne aggravated
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • constipation
  • depression
  • drug abuse
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • rash
  • suicide attempt
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
1 - 2 years:
  • dry mouth
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • heart attack
  • kidney stones
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • acne aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • back pain
  • confusion
  • constipation
2 - 5 years:
  • dry mouth
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • mood swings
  • pupillary reflex impaired
not specified:
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • death
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • rash generalised
  • vomiting
  • convulsion

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • rash generalised
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • convulsion
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • head injury
  • loss of consciousness
  • constipation
  • depression
  • fall
  • headache
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • death
  • pain
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • drug abuse
  • fatigue
  • tracheobronchitis
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • depression

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • back pain
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • hyperhidrosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • tremor
  • dry mouth
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • mood swings
  • pupillary reflex impaired
30-39:
  • convulsion
  • head injury
  • loss of consciousness
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • acne aggravated
  • anxiety disorder
  • back pain
  • bipolar i disorder
  • confusion
  • constipation
40-49:
  • skin hyperpigmentation
  • headache
  • nausea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • angioedema
  • balance disorder
  • completed suicide
  • constipation
  • dizziness
50-59:
  • death
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • drug abuse
  • fatigue
  • tracheobronchitis
  • depression
  • haemorrhagic diathesis
  • arthralgia
60+:
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • myocardial infarction
  • urinary retention
  • euphoric mood
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dysarthria
  • feeling abnormal
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypertensive heart disease

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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