Nuvigil and Narcotic abuse - from FDA reports


Summary

Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Xyrem, and have Narcolepsy . We study 9,059 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA. Among them, 16 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 10,151 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, drug dependence, pain, depression (latest reports from 32,289 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

9,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil.
Among them, 16 people (0.18%) have Narcotic Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nuvigil cause Narcotic abuse?

Time on Nuvigil when people have Narcotic Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Nuvigil *:

  • female: 46.67 %
  • male: 53.33 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Nuvigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 20 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 60 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (3 people, 18.75%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Gout (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Depression (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Cataplexy (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Vitamin D (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Fish Oil (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Cialis (2 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (13 people, 81.25%)
  • Overdose (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Visual Impairment (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Presyncope (1 person, 6.25%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (1 person, 6.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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