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 Nuvigil Armodafinil
Armodafinil (trade name Nuvigil) is the enantiopure compound of the wakefulness-promoting agent,[1] or eugeroic, modafinil (Provigil). It consists of only the (R)-(−)-enantiomer of the racemic modafinil. Armodafinil is produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc.[2] and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2007.[3][4] In 2016, the FDA granted Mylan rights for the first generic version of Cephalon's Nuvigil to be marketed in the U.S.[5] Although the...
nuvigil rash
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I have been taking Nuvigil pretty consistently for about a 2 month period now for OSA, and have noticed what look like bug bites or hives popping up here and there on my body. I have anxiety disorder as well, and have had allergies since I moved to this area. I have had hives in the past due to both of these conditions, so I am not sure if it is just related to allergies or anxiety. Naturally, after reading the potential side effects for Nuvigil, I have some concern. It is not SJS (From the pictures I have seen), but I am not sure if the Nuvigil is contributing to the hives that have been popping up randomly. Has anyone else experienced this? Any help is greatly appreciated. ## Hello, Sandman! How are you? If they are similar to the ones you've gotten before, then it this is most li... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Fri, Jan 30 '15, 6:23 PM
nuvigil crash
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No withdrawal side effects. If you have been awake and had no sleep for a long time you may feel extremely tired. The worst effects I had would be severe muscle pain, espesciall in the neck and chest. They were bad enough to make me stop taking it. These were not withdrawal effects but were an adverse reaction to the drug itself. They continue for about a week after the onset of pain and stopping the Nuvigil. ## Hey Richard, sorry to hear about the severe muscle pain you experience while taking Nuvigil. Hopefully this can at least help other patients know what to watch out for, or in this case, "feel" for. Also, thanks for clarifying that what you experienced were not withdrawal effects, but actually side effects... I know you had mentioned that these symptoms lasted for an enti... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Sun, Jun 29 '14, 8:35 AM
Nuvigil Doses
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can anybody tell me if they are prescribed more than 250mg per day for nuvigil..... I take a 250 mg tablet at 8 a.m. and feel like I need another by 2:00 in the day does not end until around 8:oopm ---I gotta be alert, alive and active till then. I was taking Dexedrine for this "breakthrough" period, but that can not be had anywhere!'s missing on the market, nobody (pharmacies) can get it anymore. Nuvigil has been a miracle med for me, as many of my other psych meds cause extreme fatigue, pdoc prescribed this.....miraculous, not to mention helping me lift out of a two year depression....between this med (nuvigil) and Latuda---my life has finally changed....just trying to work out the kinks. Thank you for taking the time to read....I appreciate any feed... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Mar 09 '17, 4:07 PM
Info on Nuvigil
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Does anyone have any idea why Nuvigl is frequently in very short supply and so often on backorder at local pharmacies? Have heard the rumor that Nuvigil is being discontinued. Does anyone have any facts? Thank you for any information. ## Towards the end of the year, such shortages are usually due to mandatory manufacturing limits, additionally, there are limits to how much any pharmacy can order and keep in stock. Learn more Nuvigil details here. However, I don't know of anything official that states that this medication is being discontinued. What local pharmacies are you using? ## Thank you so much for the Nuvigil info. Considering what a "popular"medication it seems to be,I would think that the discontinued rumor is just that. Our pharmacy told me to check back w/them aro... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Dec 13 '12, 2:48 PM
nuvigil + alcohol
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Looking for some real life experiences to hear about. I'm new to nuvigil as of today, and like to have the occasional cocktail. I've read warnings saying not to combine, so am I going to have to quit drinking? Anyone with experience I'd love to hear from you. ## Hi James, I'm not one to speak from personal experience, but according to, there are no drug interactions listed between Nuvigil (armodafinil) and Alcohol. Based on these findings alone, I have no reason to believe that you'd experience complications upon using the two together in a responsible manner. Other drug interaction checkers I've come across do not list anything discrepancies either, so depending on where you read those warnings suggesting otherwise, it seems to me like the best thing to ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Wed, Jan 28 '15, 12:13 PM
Generic nuvigil
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I have been put on the generic nuvigil (armodaginil) 200 mg. I had started a new medicine about the same time and was having side affects of lipitor. I had swelling, sore joints, headaches, just felt awful. I went off lipitoror right away and about 3 weeks later I still feel awful. Has anybody that got put on the generic nuvigil have problems waking up or functioning at all. I'm very forgetful and just want to sleep all day. Doctors/pharmacy said Iit is exactly the same. I dont understand why since I got switched to generic it doesn't seem to work. I'm going crazy thinking this is all in my head. ## Which generic brand did the pharmacy give you? I'll bet anything your reaction is due to that. Even if the dose of medication is the same fillers/etc can influence how your b... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Nuvigil.
Tue, Mar 21 '17, 1:04 AM
Newby on Nuvigil
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I just was prescribed 150 MG to help with my daily sleepiness resulting from my battle with sleep apnea. I have been on the med about 6 days and see no reaction good or bad. I have read so much about how much different the side effects are on folks and the benefit / no benefit from a variety of patients using it. Is this drug just a roll of the dice and when should I feel any effect from the med? I read it deters hunger but I have seen no decrease in my appetite thus far. I need to lose weight as a side benefit. Any hope for that? Am I to expect in effect on libido? ## Hello, Alex! How are you? It may take about 4 weeks for this medication to reach its full level of effectiveness in your body. The FDA classifies this medication as a stimulant, so along with the possible side effects you... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Fri, Jun 26 '15, 3:53 PM
Uses for Nuvigil
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Nuvugil is a very expensive form of Provigil, which is a medicatiom used for those with narcolepsy, those who work rotating shifts and those who need help staying alert during the day. Nuvigil has to be approved by your medical insurance company and the original price is about $386.82 for 30 pills. With insurance, the prescription is $89. Nuvigil is expensive but it does keep me awake. ## Nuvigil contains the active ingredient Armondafanil, it is a stimulant medication used to treat narcolepsy. It has NOT, yet, been approved for the other uses you mentioned. The reason it is so expensive is because it is very new to the market. It was only approved by the FDA in 2007, so there are no generics available at this time. The price with medical insurance or without it, will vary according to ... ...
Updated 7 years ago in Nuvigil.
Sat, Nov 28 '09, 1:49 PM
Nuvigil / Methadone
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My husband has Narcolepsy and has started taking Nuvigil. He has been on Methadone for almost two months now.H e complains that he feels bad by evening time. Is it one of the drugs or mixing them? He also takes Vivactil and Ritalin. He feels jittery, tired and nausated. Please help. ## Speaking from personal experience... Ritalin and Provigil didn't mix for me. Granted that was Provigil. I've recently started Nuvigil, and can not tell if I am having holiday anxiety or a reaction to my Nuvigil. My feeling is slight pressurized headache, tightness in chest, mild vision blur, very pressurized feeling in chest and sides of throat and anxiety. Checked my BP and is 180/80. Norm for me is around 130/85 w/bistolic. He may want to monitor his BP if he's feeling tired and nauseous ## ... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Sep 22 '16, 10:28 PM
nuvigil and cold eeze
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Can you take cold eeze while taking nuvigil for narcolepsy? ## Hello, Minnie! How are you? Cold Eeze just contains the nutritional supplement Zinc, which is believed to support immune response and I didn't find any interactions or problems listed between it and Nuvigil, but you should always double check such information to be sure. Nuvigil is a stimulant, so it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, anorexia, weight loss and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Dec 04 '14, 3:41 PM
nuvigil side effects
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having severe side effects from nuvigil. Muscle and joint pain with numbness and tingling down my arms. ## Nuvigil contains the active ingredient Armodafinil, it is a stimulant. What you are experiencing IS NOT listed as a normal side effect, you should call your doctor immediately, as this may be a serious condition in need of treatment. You can learn more about this medication here: Nuvigil Click Here Are there any other questions? ## I took my first Nuvigil pill this morning around 6:30 am. I wigged out so bad like I was on speed. I don't recall the drive into work, shaking/tremors, confusion and everything is kind of dark. Vision is not blurry just seems darkened. Kinda scary. Called my doctor, spoke to a nurse, waiting on a call back. It seems to be calming down a bit, but it w... ...
Updated 8 days ago in Nuvigil.
Sat, Apr 22 '17, 1:16 AM
Nuvigil worked for me
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I have severe chronic fatigue n have a sleep study scheduled in a couple of weeks. I tried my Nuvigil today and it worked great. Right away my head cleared and I had energy, went hm to clean my apt. Hoping I didn't take it to late and can get to sleep tonight :) so glad to find something that gives me some energy. ## Fantastic, so glad to hear it worked for you. Nuvigil contains the active ingredient Armodafanil, which is a stimulant-like drug. Aside from the possible insomnia, you may also experience nausea, dizziness and nervousness. Learn more: Are there any questions or comments? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Sep 22 '11, 12:07 PM
Provigil and Nuvigil
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what is the difference between the 2 medicines besides the doaseage and the Nuvigil is cheaper ## Provigil contains the active ingredient Modafanil and Nuvigil contains the active ingredient Armodafanil. They are in the same drug class and treat the same things. The only difference is the needed dosage of each and the fact that sometimes one medication works better than another for different people. For instance, I have a severe problem using Metoprolol to treat my high blood pressure, I get a ton of bad side effects from it, however, I have no problems at all using Carvedilol, even though they are in the same medication class and do the same thing. It's just how it works. Which one has your doctor recommended? ...
Updated 6 years ago in Provigil.
Mon, Oct 18 '10, 3:59 PM
nuvigil and Methadone
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nuvigil and methadone do not mix. nuvigil blocks the methadone. In current PDR. ## I believe you are correct. I take Nuvigil for narcolepsy and have started over past few weeks with low dose 20mg methadone for pain. When recently I got my new Nuvigil prescription, the past few days, I have felt dizzy, nauseas after two to four hours of taking it. It may be do to extremely fast elimination of methadone and because of the low dosage I am taking(20mg of methadone) which isn't alot but used for pain, it seems to block almost all of the analgesic, and pain activating mechanisms of methadone. Why this isn't discussed more and should be? Underground world of pharmaceutical industries, greed, money making machines that could care less about understanding and COMMUNICATING with cephalon ... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Jul 22 '13, 6:29 PM
I Took 900mg Of Nuvigil
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anyone have any experiance with nuvigil.i took 900mg over a 24 hour period and worried ## Hi polska, There's actually another patient here who recently made a thread on their experience using Nuvigil; which you can view in the discussion thread below: /Discuss/Nuvigil-Crash-and-effects-233992.htm I thought maybe you two could exchange thoughts and opinions on the efficacy and safety of this drug. I hope this helps! ## Call Poison Control or Go to the hospital, now! ...
Updated 4 years ago in Nuvigil.
Wed, Dec 19 '12, 12:39 PM
oxycondoyne and nuvigil
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My partner has increased her oxy intake substantially since taking nuvigil and can't explain whether it's needed for pain or depression. It will end in depression because her 120/mo 15 mg/oxy just won't last. The apparent simultaneous use of both meds seems to show a departure from reality. Similar experiences requested. MM ## Hello, Michael! How is she doing? Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic, so it isn't going to properly treat depression. It does give some people a lift, but that is only temporary, because it is a side effect that eventually wears off, so the person must keep raising their dosage to get it back. She's getting in a bad cycle here that has the potential to be very dangerous. She shouldn't be taking more of this than her doctor has directed. Lear... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Jan 07 '16, 10:20 PM
About to wean off Nuvigil
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I'll try to be detailed but I just started weaning off Nuvigil so I am very unclear. I became very dependent on this medication and I just need to face the fact that there is no other option. I'm very scared of withdrawing so I thought I would post. ## Hi Tracy, Sorry to hear about your situation. Have you considered talking with your doctor about setting up some sort of tapering schedule that you can adhere to in order to come off safely? I only mention this because, given your description, that's probably what I would do first and foremost if it were me in such a predicament. Feedback in other related threads here have discussed how the withdrawal effects of Nuvigil typically involved symptoms similar to a rebound crash, causing profound tiredness, an inability to concentr... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Nuvigil.
Fri, Nov 11 '16, 5:24 PM
Nuvigil Crash and effects
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I have been taking Nuvigil for a week to treat shift work sleep disorder. The first two times didnt have a huge effect on me but the third did and it was awesome. I stayed awake i was very productive and i experienced mental clarity beyond explaination. However, it only lasted about 4 1/2 hours before i felt the crash. The crash caused me sever anxiety, a killer migraine(i am prone to them already), a racing heart and pain in my chest and fatigue both mentally and physically. I get an overwhelming rush of depression, extreme memory losd, and a feeling that im forgetting something that i can not shake. I get extremely dehydrated which im determining to be the cause of the migraine. I cant sleep through the crash and when i finally can, i feel as though i were awakr the whole time. I dont... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Jan 16 '17, 10:36 PM
Nuvigil - increasing dosage
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I have been on 150mg Nuvigil per day for several years. Previous to that, I was on Provigil , but the insurance co. made the dr. switch me over to Nuvigil because it was supposedly less expensive. I am chronically ill and disabled with many health issues and have been this way for 10 yrs. I am also on 12-14 other meds. daily, many which make me drowsy - thus the need for Nuvigil. Recently , one of my other prescriptions(that has drowsy side effects) was increased, I don't know if it's a result of that or it's because I have been on it for so long, but it's not working as well as it used to. It may be a combination of both. I plan on calling my dr. first thing tomorrow, because I cannot keep my eyes open starting around approx 8 hrs. after taking my dose. I cannot stand b... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, May 20 '13, 10:36 AM

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