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Review: could Nuvigil cause Narcotic abuse?

We study 3,792 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil (latest outcomes from 4,380 users) has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,515 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 3,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 10 people (0.26%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.02% of all the 45,448 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Nuvigil reports

Time on Nuvigil when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse36.36%63.64%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Nuvigil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain in extremity (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Muscle spasms (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Gout (2 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Naproxen (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Fluoxetine hydrochloride (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Cyclobenzaprine hcl (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Meclizine hydrochloride (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Allopurinol (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I started to suffer from symptoms of Narcolepsy in January 2011. I wasn't officially DX until Aug 2011, then was RX Nuvigil (2x / day 250 mg). Actual DX is Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. By Feb. 2012, 13 months after onset of symptoms and six months after beginning Nuvigil, I started to suffer from severe cognitive deterioration and short term memory loss, that continues to persist to today (May 2014).

    This cognitive deterioration and short term memory loss is extremely frustrating and I describe myself as feeling like an Alzheimber's patient, as well as someone who has had a labotomy. I no longer can multi task, or even complete basic functions on a timely basis - and it is extremely frustrating to me.

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