Review: could Provigil cause Somnolence?


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 Cymbalta, and have Narcolepsy . We study 13,199 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 622 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 fatigue. (latest outcomes from Provigil 14,220 users)

Somnolence

Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, drowsiness, insomnia, high blood pressure, memory loss (latest reports from 110,184 Somnolence patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

13,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil.
Among them, 622 people (4.71%) have Somnolence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Provigil cause Somnolence?

Time on Provigil when people have Somnolence *:

  • < 1 month: 32.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.96 %
  • 10+ years: 1.49 %

Gender of people who have Somnolence when taking Provigil *:

  • female: 67.21 %
  • male: 32.79 %

Age of people who have Somnolence when taking Provigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.11 %
  • 10-19: 2.89 %
  • 20-29: 5.33 %
  • 30-39: 10.89 %
  • 40-49: 24.89 %
  • 50-59: 28.89 %
  • 60+: 25.78 %

Severity if Somnolence when taking Provigil **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (103 people, 16.56%)
  • Depression (82 people, 13.18%)
  • Pain (77 people, 12.38%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (76 people, 12.22%)
  • Somnolence (50 people, 8.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (85 people, 13.67%)
  • Nexium (70 people, 11.25%)
  • Xyrem (69 people, 11.09%)
  • Neurontin (67 people, 10.77%)
  • Klonopin (64 people, 10.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (215 people, 34.57%)
  • Depression (120 people, 19.29%)
  • Pain (118 people, 18.97%)
  • Drug Ineffective (113 people, 18.17%)
  • Nausea (112 people, 18.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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