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Review: could Provigil cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Provigil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lyrica, and have Depression.

We study 9,403 people who have side effects while taking Provigil from FDA and social media. Among them, 234 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,524 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Provigil. Among them, 234 people (2.51%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 520,694 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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 gain67.74%6.45%0.00%12.90%9.68%3.23%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain76.84%23.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%11.33%6.40%9.36%28.08%30.54%14.29%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Provigil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%75.00%0.00%25.00%

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 (55 people, 23.50%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (41 people, 17.52%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (40 people, 17.09%)
  4. Pain (28 people, 11.97%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (27 people, 11.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (51 people, 21.79%)
  2. Cymbalta (47 people, 20.09%)
  3. Klonopin (44 people, 18.80%)
  4. Prilosec (41 people, 17.52%)
  5. Neurontin (37 people, 15.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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