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 Nuvigil Armodafinil
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) is the enantiopure of the vigilance-promoting drug,[1] or eugeroic, Modafinil (Provigil). It consists of just 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] Although they have similar half lives, armodafinil reaches its peak concentration in the blood later after administration than modafinil does, which may ma...
Nuvigil Doses
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 afternoon......my 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!...it'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 2 months ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Feb 06 '14, 12:12 PM   12  Subscribe to thread 226024
Info on Nuvigil
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 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Dec 13 '12, 2:48 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 239859
Uses for Nuvigil
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 4 years ago in Nuvigil.
Sat, Nov 28 '09, 1:49 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 198877
Nuvigil / Methadone
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 8 months ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Jul 22 '13, 6:36 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 196884
nuvigil side effects
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 13 days ago in Nuvigil.
Wed, Apr 09 '14, 5:34 PM   183  Subscribe to thread 195341
Nuvigil worked for me
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 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Sep 22 '11, 12:07 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 222737
Provigil and Nuvigil
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 3 years ago in Provigil.
Mon, Oct 18 '10, 3:59 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 209741
nuvigil and Methadone
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 8 months ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Jul 22 '13, 6:29 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 209270
I Took 900mg Of Nuvigil
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 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Wed, Dec 19 '12, 12:39 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 234863
oxycondoyne and nuvigil
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 4 months ago in Nuvigil.
Thu, Nov 21 '13, 2:33 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 255678
Nuvigil Crash and effects
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 1 month ago in Nuvigil.
Fri, Feb 28 '14, 12:34 PM   8  Subscribe to thread 233992
Nuvigil - increasing dosage
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 10 months ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, May 20 '13, 10:36 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 247060
what to expect with nuvigil
Hello, I am on my second day of nuvigil. I am wondering what I should expect from this med. I have extremely bad day time sleepiness. I recently did a sleep study that showed that I slept for a full 8hrs. I feel as if I never get enough sleep. I could take a 3 hr nap and sleep 10hrs at night if aloud to and still be fatigued the next day. Driving for longer than 30-45min is nearly impossible. I cant stay awake for movies and the list goes on. The sleep doctor I met with wants me to give this a try. I was prescribed 250mg. I was told to only take half at first to be sure it doesn't trigger my migraines (I get them on a reg. basis and don't need extra help getting them). Yesterday was my first day I took half nothing happened. I was just as tired as any other day. Today I took hal... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Nuvigil.
Wed, Mar 23 '11, 11:03 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 215457
Nuvigil and hormonal changes?
I've been taking Nuvigil for years, and never had any real issues with side effects, but I did a bit of research on what I've been experiencing in the last 6 months, and it looks like Nuvigil may be part of the cause. My periods are getting heavier and increasingly more painful, I'm breaking out like crazy, and I'm starting to grow some serious sideburns (well, peach fuzz, but I recently had to shave them, and it was A LOT). The combo sounds, to me, like the result of steroids, or androgens in general. I'm also looking into other lady-issues like PCOS, etc. I've let my doc know, and in the meantime thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced hormonal side effects while using Nuvigil? ## Hello, Michelle! How are you doing? I am very sorry about the problems... ...
Updated 2 days ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Apr 21 '14, 2:47 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 263877
Nuvigil And Suboxone Combined
I have a friend that takes Suboxone and Klonopin at the same time....but he falls asleep EVERYWHERE all the time...so I'm considering having him try Nuvigil...What are the risks of the meds being combined? ## Well, unless you are a doctor, you shouldn't be having him try any medications, that is something that should only be done by a medical professional. That brings the relevant questions, has he talked to his doctor about the problem? Is he supposed to be taking them both, at the same time? If so, then it is highly likely that he is on too high of a dosage of one, or the other, in which case, it is much safer to adjust one of those medications, than to risk the side effects and complications associated with adding a new medication. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Tue, May 15 '12, 9:48 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 230695
Taking Nuvigil With Lopressor
Recently I had a sleep study done to find out why I was still tired the next day even after a good 8hrs of sleep. They determined from the results that I have a form of narcolepsy and prescribed me 150mg of Nuvigil. I also take Lopressor for an anxiety disorder and blood pressure. Will they have any problems mixing? ## Hello, There are no interactions found between these two medications; so you shouldn't have any problems mixing the two. Both of these medications do however interact with food (if taken with food). The bioavailability of Lopressor (metoprolol) may be enhanced by food. Patients may be instructed to take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. Administration with food may delay the absorption of Nuvigil (Armodafinil) withou... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Nuvigil.
Fri, Oct 28 '11, 10:48 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 216871
What Happens If You Abuse Nuvigil
I started to abuse nuvigil and when I tried to stop I had bad symptoms. I felt lethargic, anxious, depressed, very tired (slept for over 20 hours on dayone of stopping) does anyone else have this problem. I am now 8 days clean but I still feel depressed, anxious and irritable. Please let me know if you have had the same issues . How long will it take for the nuvigil to stop "bothering" my mind and body. I am really appreciaive toanyone willing to be honest with me about this situation. I am an addict in general in many areas of my life , so I thought more is better. i was taking over 1000 mgs a day some days, other days, perhapps 750 mgs. ## @Joey, As far as side effects go, there's actually another thread on here with over 150 responses, pertaining to this medication. I wen... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Nuvigil.
Sun, Feb 24 '13, 6:29 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 243300
Nuvigil Help / Severe opiate Addict
I am fresh off a 3 year opiate ride and to be quite honest I am the most weak and tired than I have ever been. The anxiety is killing me. All I want is a couple roxy and some morphine 60's. Before today I was up to about 12 roxy 30's and 10 morph 60's. I am quitting cold turkey and also quiting for the first time. I've heard this will absolutely not work and I will be a junkie again within a day. My friend gave me a handful of xanax, Nuvigil, and Naproxin. If any of you have experiences similar to mine please let me know if I can beat this with what I've been given for help being: Xan, Nuvigil, and Naproxin? I really dont want this life anymore. Everything I get asked to do like go to the movies, go out of state, or just hang for a couple hours all depends on whether... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Nuvigil.
Sat, Feb 01 '14, 2:09 AM   7  Subscribe to thread 242412
Nuvigil side effects bloody stool
Started taking nuvigil 250 mg 2 weeks ago. Today noticed bloody stool is this a common side effect? Can't find any info on it. 45 year old female. ## Based on my research, dark urine and/or clay-colored stools, are both listed as severe side effects of Nuvigil (Armodafinil) that should be reported to your doctor immediately. Although I'm personally not aware of just how serious these types of side effects can be, it is likely that it may not go away until you stop taking what's causing it in the first place. So the sooner you're able to contact your doctor, he or she can then recommend other alternative medications in the meantime. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Nuvigil Details I hope this helps! ## Thanks for your reply. I have since contacted my pha... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Nuvigil.
Mon, Dec 02 '13, 4:56 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 248323

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