Review: could Nuvigil cause Narcotic abuse (Drug abuse)?
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 Naproxen, and have Pain in extremity.
We study 3,819 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 has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 4,406 Nuvigil users)
Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 10,559 Narcotic abuse patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 3,811 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 10 people (0.26%) have Narcotic Abuse.
Time on Nuvigil when people have Narcotic abuse * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Narcotic abuse||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Nuvigil * :
|Narcotic abuse||36.36%||63.64% |
Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Nuvigil * :
|Narcotic abuse||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Nuvigil ** :
How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain in extremity (2 people, 20.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 20.00%)
- Muscle spasms (2 people, 20.00%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 20.00%)
- Gout (2 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Naproxen (2 people, 20.00%)
- Fluoxetine hydrochloride (2 people, 20.00%)
- Cyclobenzaprine hcl (2 people, 20.00%)
- Meclizine hydrochloride (2 people, 20.00%)
- Allopurinol (2 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can i take pristiq and nuvigil together?
I have been on Pristiq for several months due to mood and anxiety issues. After many other issues I was dealing with, my GP and endocrinologist and two specialist at Cleveland Clinic order me to have a sleep and nap study. I was diagnosed with chronic acute insomnia and Narcolepsy during the day.
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The drugs came only after the symptoms. I will lose nuvigil next month as insurance companies won't cover and apparently there are no alternatives. (Adderal but doc won't write that script for some reason which would save me $500 and help with concentration!!) I had a stressful event that caused (I believe) the Sleeplessness, depression, almost felt like a nervous breakdown. Pain in legs and back. The worst part are the chills/sweats accompanied by akathisia during the sleepless nights.
From this study (1 month ago):
I do have Relapsing-Remitting MS. Went to doctor the other day I thought the issue in my hips, leg which is occasional in the right hip but pretty constant in the left. It is not painful- but it feels tight- and I have slight problem walking. Also having balance issues. Doctor things the hip is bursitis and not related to the MS. I think it is spasticity.
From this study (2 months ago):
Mirapex helped to alleviate the severe restlessness (legs, feet, arms, shoulders - partial torso) but caused severe sleep attacks during the day - at work. I fell asleep any time that I got still - in my office, in meetings, while talking with people). I was prescribed Nuvigil to offset the sleep attacks, but taking Mirapex and Nuvigil together made me very sick - I couldn't function at work. Then I developed insomnia and was prescribed sleeping pills. The sleeping pills along with all the other medication was not good. But then I began to be able to stay awake all night, take a shower, go to work, go home - and stay awake another night. So if felt like my body was on a roller
coaster. I could no longer work. I had to take FMLA leave and use all my sick leave to quit work until I reached retirement age. Since leaving work (8 mths ago), I have been trying to regain my physical and mental equilibrium. I have been taking Mirapex ER for approx. 2 months and the restlessness is MUCH less. I still have sleep attacks whenever I get still (day or night). My quality of life has declined very much because of the sleep attacks.
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