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Review: could Nuvigil cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Nuvigil, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Fentanyl-100, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 3,778 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 (latest outcomes from 4,361 users) has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 55,507 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 3,779 people reported to have side effects when taking Nuvigil. Among them, 7 people (0.19%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.01% of all the 55,287 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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. Fentanyl-100 (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Oxycodone hcl (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Synthroid (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Intuniv (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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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I OVER TAKE MY NUVIGIL CAN I DIE AN DOES IT MAKE MY SUBOXONE WEAR OFF MUCH FASTER

    Reply

    Jessica on Oct, 5, 2012:

    I was actualy wondering if suboxone made nuvigil not work. I was under the assumption that suboxone could counteract these type of meds. My doc didnt say anything of the sort but just wondering. It takes two doses of nuvigil to make a difference.

    Reply

    mel143 on Oct, 17, 2012:

    Yes it will. Nuvigil causes enzymes in the liver to degrade the suboxone much more quickley. I have been percribed both and I couldnt take the nuvigil with the suboxone anymore because the suboxone wouldnt work when I did.

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    keithkenpo on Apr, 7, 2013:

    My understanding is suboxone is taken subliminally so it does not go thru liver, i could be wrong though. If you can stop suboxone abruptly by using nuvigil it would be great.

    Reply

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