Could Nuvigil cause Headaches - from FDA reports


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 Xyrem, and have Narcolepsy . We study 9,553 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA. Among them, 769 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 10,137 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,965 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

9,553 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil.
Among them, 769 people (8.05%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nuvigil cause Headaches?

Time on Nuvigil when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 63.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.73 %
  • 10+ years: 1.46 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Nuvigil *:

  • female: 73.97 %
  • male: 26.03 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Nuvigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.61 %
  • 20-29: 14.03 %
  • 30-39: 19.44 %
  • 40-49: 25.25 %
  • 50-59: 26.25 %
  • 60+: 11.42 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 8 %
  • moderate: 64 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (260 people, 33.81%)
  • Drowsiness (88 people, 11.44%)
  • Cataplexy (82 people, 10.66%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (77 people, 10.01%)
  • Depression (74 people, 9.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (174 people, 22.63%)
  • Cymbalta (74 people, 9.62%)
  • Vitamin D (45 people, 5.85%)
  • Synthroid (43 people, 5.59%)
  • Provigil (39 people, 5.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (160 people, 20.81%)
  • Fatigue (99 people, 12.87%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (80 people, 10.40%)
  • Dizziness (79 people, 10.27%)
  • Insomnia (72 people, 9.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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