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Review: could Nuvigil cause Withdrawal syndrome?





Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Nuvigil, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Effexor, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 3,801 people who have side effects while taking Nuvigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Nuvigil 4,396 users)

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.(latest reports from Withdrawal syndrome 9,186 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 3,799 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 7 people (0.18%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Nuvigil reports

Time on Nuvigil when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Nuvigil * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome28.57%71.43%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Nuvigil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Nuvigil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Fatigue (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Sleep apnoea syndrome (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Back pain (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Depression (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Fentanyl-100 (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Intuniv (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Synthroid (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Neurontin (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Muscle Tightness, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Ptsd, Anxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, Tension, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bulimia, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, ADHD, and takes Nuvigil, Prozac, Flexeril, Topamax, Xanax, Adderall 30)
    I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
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  • What side effects from nuvigil and cymbalta creating seretonin syndrome? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Hot Red Skin On Face Neck And Back, and takes Suboxone , Nuvigil, Cymbalta)
    My dr thinks that all the drugs I'm on are causing sedition syndrome. But I have t seen where a symptom was red flushed skin?
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  • Will taking nuvigil effect my sperm count?
    (Asked by a 36 year old man who takes Nuvigil)
    I am just wondering if my meds affect my sperm count. My wife and I are trying to have a child and we haven't been successful.
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  • I have bipolar disorder and adhd and take nuvigil for the adhd and on occasion take lunesta for sleep. anybody else take this combination and what side effects or effects in general have you noticed? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Renal Failure, Stage 3, Primary Hypothyroidism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Osteoporosis, Edema - Peripheral, Peripheral Edema, and takes Cymbalta, Lexapro, Lamictal, Latuda, Levothyroxine Sodium, Lunesta, Nuvigil, Maxide, Multivitamin)
    I'm anxious about any untoward drug interactions. I can't take stimulants because of a history of abuse. I take Nuvgil for my ADHD and it's the first time I can concentraate in years! I can't believe how much easier it is to organize, get things done, and read. Plus it helps the chronic fatigue I suffer caued by stage 3 renal failure.



    Anyone have anything or any experience that is remotely similar?
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  • I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy w/cataplexy, lupus, and fiberomyalgia. i am taking plaquenil, xyrem, and nuvigil for my illnesses. i am concern with my type of treatment because its not working?
    (Asked by a 38 year old woman who has Asthenia, Fatigue, Sleepy, Joint Pain, Migraines, Diaherria, Severe Coughing, And Body Pain., and takes Plaquenil, Xyrem, Nuvigil, Imitrex, Vitamin D)
    I have been diagnosed with Narcolepsy w/Cataplexy, Lupus, and Fiberomyalgia. I am taking Plaquenil, Xyrem, and Nuvigil for my illnesses. I am concern with my type of treatment I am currently on, I am not feeling energized, lack of intimacy, asthenia, get exhausted quickly, and allergic to the sun heat and light, I get third degree burns, why? I have been reading other testimonials from other patients who are taking Xyrem and Nuvigil and they have an active libido, and a few can work, but I am not feeling any of those positive outcomes that other patients are receiving on their meds, why is that? I have been on all of my meds for six months now. Why is aren't my medicines working for me?
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