Provigil and Somnolence - from FDA reports


Summary

Somnolence is found among people who take Provigil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xyrem, and have Narcolepsy . We study 13,986 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA. Among them, 679 have Somnolence. Find out below who they are, when they have Somnolence and more.

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Provigil

Provigil has active ingredients of modafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Provigil 15,366 users)

Somnolence

Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,734 Somnolence patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

13,986 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil.
Among them, 679 people (4.85%) have Somnolence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Provigil cause Somnolence?

Time on Provigil when people have Somnolence *:

  • < 1 month: 36.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.29 %
  • 10+ years: 5.88 %

Gender of people who have Somnolence when taking Provigil *:

  • female: 67.01 %
  • male: 32.99 %

Age of people who have Somnolence when taking Provigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.05 %
  • 10-19: 3.16 %
  • 20-29: 6.11 %
  • 30-39: 11.58 %
  • 40-49: 24.42 %
  • 50-59: 27.37 %
  • 60+: 26.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (151 people, 22.24%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (84 people, 12.37%)
  • Depression (84 people, 12.37%)
  • Pain (78 people, 11.49%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (46 people, 6.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (121 people, 17.82%)
  • Cymbalta (93 people, 13.70%)
  • Neurontin (73 people, 10.75%)
  • Nexium (70 people, 10.31%)
  • Lexapro (64 people, 9.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (253 people, 37.26%)
  • Pain (122 people, 17.97%)
  • Depression (122 people, 17.97%)
  • Nausea (118 people, 17.38%)
  • Drug Ineffective (116 people, 17.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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