Nuvigil

(Armodafinil)

4.3/ 5 average rating with 17 reviewsforNuvigil
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Helps you stay awake and alert.

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Our bottom line

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) is safe and effective for treatment of sleepiness due to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, or shift work. However, if used outside of these conditions, it can be habit forming and cause unwanted side-effects to the nervous system.

Quick facts about Nuvigil
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (armodafinil)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 250mg tablets
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$70.12

Upsides

  • Once daily dosing is more convenient than short-acting amphetamines.
  • Less likely to be abused and to cause a "head high" compared to amphetamine stimulants.
  • Doesn't require monthly prescription from the doctor like other stimulant medicines.
People’s experience with Nuvigil

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Downsides

  • May still be habit-forming, especially if used against medical advice.
  • Not proven to be safe or effective for children.
  • Not a good choice for those with liver problems.
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 250mg tablets
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$70.12
How it works

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) is a non-amphetamine stimulant that acts on your brain to improve wakefulness and alertness.

Quick facts about Nuvigil
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (armodafinil)
People’s experience with Nuvigil

17reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Nuvigil (Armodafinil) for Shift-work sleep disorder

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Side effect rates for Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

From 1090 clinical trials of Nuvigil when taken for narcolepsy (150mg,250mg)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Anxiety
  • Palpitations
  • Acid reflux
  • Constipation

Risks and Warnings for Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Previous allergic reaction to Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

    Rarely, Nuvigil (Armodafinil) can cause serious allergic reactions, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, eyes, or throat, and life-threatening organ failure. Discontinue Nuvigil (Armodafinil) and report any skin rash, fever, swelling, or trouble breathing to a doctor immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Not a good choice for those with liver problems.