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Review: could Nuvigil cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Nuvigil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Nexium, and have Depression.

We study 3,779 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil (latest outcomes from 4,361 users) has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy, fatigue. Commonly reported side effects of Nuvigil include headache, insomnia, insomnia exacerbated, rashes, nausea.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,501 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 3,779 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 42 people (1.11%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,707 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Nuvigil reports

Time on Nuvigil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain23.08%30.77%15.38%7.69%15.38%7.69%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain89.36%10.64%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%5.26%13.16%36.84%23.68%21.05%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Nuvigil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%55.56%44.44%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (13 people, 30.95%)
  2. Sleep disorder (9 people, 21.43%)
  3. Narcolepsy (6 people, 14.29%)
  4. Hypertension (6 people, 14.29%)
  5. Anxiety (5 people, 11.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (8 people, 19.05%)
  2. Seroquel (8 people, 19.05%)
  3. Diovan (5 people, 11.90%)
  4. Cymbalta (5 people, 11.90%)
  5. Lyrica (4 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Foggy brain, no energy, no focus, no motivation, un organized, weight gain no matter what I do

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I have experienced a weight gain or the past 6 to 9 months. About40 pounds.

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