Review: could Nuvigil cause Headaches (Headache)?
Summary: Headaches is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Narcolepsy.
We study 3,811 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 364 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.
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Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 4,402 Nuvigil users)
Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 168,758 Headaches patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 3,808 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 364 people (9.56%) have Headaches.
Time on Nuvigil when people have Headaches * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Nuvigil * :
Age of people who have Headaches when taking Nuvigil * :
Severity of Headaches when taking Nuvigil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headaches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Narcolepsy (89 people, 24.45%)
- Fatigue (65 people, 17.86%)
- Sleep apnoea syndrome (62 people, 17.03%)
- Multiple sclerosis (39 people, 10.71%)
- Somnolence (30 people, 8.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (32 people, 8.79%)
- Cymbalta (30 people, 8.24%)
- Synthroid (27 people, 7.42%)
- Nexium (23 people, 6.32%)
- Provigil (22 people, 6.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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SO far the nuvigil makes my brain and body feel awake for the first time in a long time. No jitters or shakes or feelings of extreme energy. By 7 or 8, I am sleepy but can stay awake. The only adverse side effect is headaches, which get better when I remind myself to eat, and loss of appetite. Still waiting to see which if any adverse reactions occur with the yaz and Nuvigil, since Nuvigil reduces the effect of hormonal BC.
emily on Oct, 1, 2011:
Just a warning, the "adverse effects" you would see on Yaz and Nuvigil would be pregnancy. Just a heads up if that's not in your plan right now, as my doctor told me when I was on hormonal BC and Nuvigil to either always use condoms or get an IUD, since it renders hormonal BC pretty much ineffective. I opted for the Paragard IUD.
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