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Review: could Provigil cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

Summary: Vertigo 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 Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 9,423 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 461 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Provigil

Provigil has active ingredients of modafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 10,277 Provigil users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,637 Vertigo patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 9,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil. Among them, 461 people (4.89%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Provigil reports

Time on Provigil when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo36.07%26.23%14.75%8.20%9.84%3.28%1.64%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Provigil * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo72.25%27.75%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Provigil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.21%0.00%3.15%3.15%10.71%21.85%40.97%19.96%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Provigil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo12.50%56.25%31.25%0.00%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (126 people, 27.33%)
  2. Depression (55 people, 11.93%)
  3. Pain (55 people, 11.93%)
  4. Narcolepsy (47 people, 10.20%)
  5. Fatigue (35 people, 7.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (99 people, 21.48%)
  2. Cymbalta (79 people, 17.14%)
  3. Lexapro (72 people, 15.62%)
  4. Aspirin (69 people, 14.97%)
  5. Lipitor (67 people, 14.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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