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 Cataplexy. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Nuvigil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,106 people who have side effects when taking Nuvigil from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 20, 2017

13,106 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil.
Among them, 215 people (1.64%) have Weight gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nuvigil cause Weight gain?

Time on Nuvigil when people have Weight gain *:

  • < 1 month: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 11.54 %

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

  • female: 72.9 %
  • male: 27.1 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.46 %
  • 20-29: 8.04 %
  • 30-39: 16.07 %
  • 40-49: 24.11 %
  • 50-59: 20.54 %
  • 60+: 26.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Cataplexy (56 people, 26.05%)
  • Depression (36 people, 16.74%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (28 people, 13.02%)
  • Sleep Disorder (20 people, 9.30%)
  • Pain (20 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (118 people, 54.88%)
  • Provigil (36 people, 16.74%)
  • Cymbalta (26 people, 12.09%)
  • Lyrica (24 people, 11.16%)
  • Adderall (24 people, 11.16%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 13.95%)
  • Headache (29 people, 13.49%)
  • Drug Ineffective (29 people, 13.49%)
  • Depression (29 people, 13.49%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (28 people, 13.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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