Review: could Nuvigil cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Nexium, and have Depression.
We study 3,820 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 4,416 Nuvigil users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Apr, 13, 2015: 3,820 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 47 people (1.23%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Nuvigil when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||17.65%||23.53%||23.53%||11.76%||17.65%||5.88%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Nuvigil * :
|Weight gain||90.38%||9.62% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Nuvigil * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.65%||11.63%||44.19%||20.93%||18.60% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Nuvigil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||35.71%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||10.00%||90.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (16 people, 34.04%)
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 19.15%)
- Narcolepsy (7 people, 14.89%)
- Multiple sclerosis (7 people, 14.89%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 12.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Nexium (8 people, 17.02%)
- Seroquel (8 people, 17.02%)
- Diovan (5 people, 10.64%)
- Cymbalta (5 people, 10.64%)
- Lyrica (5 people, 10.64%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Lisinopril, Simvastatin, Hydroxyzine, Effexor Xr for a 36-year old woman with Hypertension, High Blood Cholesterol, Insomnia, Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Suboxone, Nuvigil for a 25-year old woman with Noni, Narcolepsy. The patient has Loss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And Numbness, Rash
- A study of side effects of Effexor for a 45-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Seroquel for a 40-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Vesicare for a 36-year old woman with Overactive Bladder. The patient has Weight Gain
Recent Nuvigil related drug comparison:
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