Review: could Nuvigil cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Depression . We study 5,046 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

You are not alone

Join a support group for people who take Nuvigil and have Weight gain >>>

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>


Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 5,588 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

5,046 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil.
Among them, 67 people (1.33%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nuvigil cause Weight gain?

Time on Nuvigil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Nuvigil *:

  • female: 77.61 %
  • male: 22.39 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Nuvigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4 %
  • 30-39: 14 %
  • 40-49: 38 %
  • 50-59: 22 %
  • 60+: 22 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Nuvigil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 56.25 %
  • severe: 31.25 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.09 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (30 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (18 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (13 people)
  • Tiredness (10 people)
  • Narcolepsy (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (12 people)
  • Vitamin B12 (11 people)
  • Seroquel (11 people)
  • Tecfidera (10 people)
  • Pristiq (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Weight gain when taking Nuvigil?

Browse all side effects of Nuvigil

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Weight gain

Weight gain

Could your condition cause Weight gain

Weight gain

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Nuvigil, Weight gain

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Nuvigil, Weight gain

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.