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Review: could Provigil cause Vertigo?

Summary: Vertigo could be caused by Provigil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 9,403 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 460 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Provigil

Provigil (latest outcomes from 10,252 users) has active ingredients of modafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy.

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,288,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil. Among them, 460 people (4.93%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.04% of all the 1,286,917 people who have Vertigo on eHealthMe.

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
Vertigo36.67%26.67%15.00%6.67%10.00%3.33%1.67%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Provigil * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo72.39%27.61%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Provigil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.21%0.00%3.16%3.16%10.53%21.89%41.05%20.00%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Provigil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo13.33%53.33%33.33%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, 27.39%)
  2. Depression (55 people, 11.96%)
  3. Pain (55 people, 11.96%)
  4. Narcolepsy (47 people, 10.22%)
  5. Fatigue (35 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (99 people, 21.52%)
  2. Cymbalta (79 people, 17.17%)
  3. Lexapro (72 people, 15.65%)
  4. Aspirin (69 people, 15.00%)
  5. Lipitor (67 people, 14.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Vitamin D deficient. High Cholesterol inherited. But while on statin drug I had a pseudo-heart attack, and became weakened and then paralyzed in lower extremities. Later found out father had same severe reaction to statin drugs. My cholesterol is still too high in using just Fish Oil 3-6-9, but don't want to try another statin :( because of side effects. In the meantime doc switched me from Metformin alone to glipizide w Metformin. I got my first ever hypOglycemic reading in the 70's and 90's. So now know what that feels like. But BS won't regulate. Latest problem of 2 weeks with severe bronchitis treated with z-pack, then prednisolone. (2 more days on pred) and my BS readings are staying in the 200s to near 400! I've increased the dosage by one pill while taking prednisone. Fasting bs did get down to 146, but that's the lowest. Now FIGHTING TO GET AWAKE AND STAY AWAKE. I'm shaky weak, and so weak that and feel like I am falling. Sleep attacks...hours go by...I'm scared I won't wake up, but can't stay awake.

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    be ware of metformin on Mar, 3, 2014:

    I am a 64 yr old female who was on metformin for 10 plus yrs. I was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure. One of the first things the doctor took me off was metformin. I thought it was strange, so I did research and discovered that metformin can cause death. According to the people who make metformin doctors are aware of the dangers. They even put it in black boxes. This protects them from any liability so people can not sue them. Metformin is bad news. Research your meds. And I too have bouts of vertigo. I think we are all being used as guinea pigs.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Blood test showed I'm Vitamin D deficient even tho I already was taking 2000 units: doc said to add 6000 more. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and Foreign Accent Syndrome. I am 5'9" 205# which classifies as obese. High Cholesterol inherited. But while on statin drug I had a pseudo-heart attack, and became weakened and then paralyzed in lower extremities. Later found out father had same severe reaction to statin drugs. My cholesterol is still too high in using just Fish Oil 3-6-9, but don't want to try another statin :( because of side effects. In the meantime doc switched me from Metformin alone to glipizide w Metformin. I got my first ever hypOglycemic reading in the 70's and 90's. So now know what that feels like. But BS won't regulate. Latest problem of 2 weeks with severe bronchitis treated with z-pack, then prednisolone. (2 more days on pred) and my BS readings are staying in the 200s to near 400! I've increased the dosage by one pill while taking prednisone. Fasting bs did get down to 146, but that's the lowest. Now FIGHTING TO GET AWAKE AND STAY AWAKE. I have to really focus to even move a little bit. Problems understanding words. Can't read. Eyes cross too easy... So tired. Very weak. Wall walk to bathroom. On toilet can't remember if I've peed or not. Sleep attacks...hours go by...I'm scared I won't wake up, but can't stay awake.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • The vertigo is agravated by not being able to use deconjestants. Cold air and increased pollin makes the dizzyness worse.

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