Provigil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Provigil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression . We study 13,986 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA. Among them, 359 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

13,986 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil.
Among them, 359 people (2.57%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Provigil cause Weight gain?

Time on Provigil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 31.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Provigil *:

  • female: 79.55 %
  • male: 20.45 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Provigil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.49 %
  • 20-29: 7.42 %
  • 30-39: 11.79 %
  • 40-49: 29.69 %
  • 50-59: 29.26 %
  • 60+: 18.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (72 people, 20.06%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (63 people, 17.55%)
  • Narcolepsy (48 people, 13.37%)
  • Fibromyalgia (45 people, 12.53%)
  • Pain (42 people, 11.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (65 people, 18.11%)
  • Cymbalta (64 people, 17.83%)
  • Klonopin (53 people, 14.76%)
  • Zoloft (46 people, 12.81%)
  • Wellbutrin (46 people, 12.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (98 people, 27.30%)
  • Depression (72 people, 20.06%)
  • Drowsiness (59 people, 16.43%)
  • Pain (56 people, 15.60%)
  • Nausea (55 people, 15.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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