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Review: could Provigil cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain 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 Lyrica, and have Depression.

We study 9,426 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 237 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 10,280 Provigil users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 9,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil. Among them, 237 people (2.51%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Provigil reports

Time on Provigil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain61.76%5.88%2.94%11.76%11.76%2.94%2.94%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain77.09%22.91%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%11.17%6.31%9.22%28.64%30.10%14.56%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Provigil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%42.86%28.57%28.57%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (57 people, 24.05%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (42 people, 17.72%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (40 people, 16.88%)
  4. Pain (28 people, 11.81%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (27 people, 11.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (52 people, 21.94%)
  2. Cymbalta (48 people, 20.25%)
  3. Klonopin (44 people, 18.57%)
  4. Prilosec (41 people, 17.30%)
  5. Ambien (37 people, 15.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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