Nuvigil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are female, 60+ 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, 148 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 10,149 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

9,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil.
Among them, 148 people (1.63%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nuvigil cause Weight gain?

Time on Nuvigil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 31.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

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

  • female: 70.27 %
  • male: 29.73 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.6 %
  • 20-29: 6.9 %
  • 30-39: 14.94 %
  • 40-49: 21.84 %
  • 50-59: 20.69 %
  • 60+: 31.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (67 people, 45.27%)
  • Depression (31 people, 20.95%)
  • Cataplexy (29 people, 19.59%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (22 people, 14.86%)
  • Drowsiness (20 people, 13.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (64 people, 43.24%)
  • Provigil (21 people, 14.19%)
  • Cymbalta (20 people, 13.51%)
  • Lyrica (18 people, 12.16%)
  • Vitamin D (15 people, 10.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (25 people, 16.89%)
  • Drug Ineffective (23 people, 15.54%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 14.86%)
  • Headache (22 people, 14.86%)
  • Weight Decreased (19 people, 12.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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