5.9/ 7 average rating with 17 reviewsforNuvigil

Nuvigil
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(Armodafinil)

Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

Prescription only

Provigil (Modafinil)

Prescription only
1 of 1 alternatives
Makes you feel awake.

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) is effective in improving alertness, but it can interact with other medications and shouldn't be used long-term.

Improves alertness.

Provigil (Modafinil) is effective in improving alertness, but it can interact with other medicines and shouldn't be used long-term.

Upsides
  • Effective in treating excess sleepiness in shift work sleep disorder (SWSD).
  • Doesn't negatively affect daytime sleep.
  • It's a non-amphetamine medication that helps improve alertness.
  • It's a non-amphetamine medicine that helps improve alertness.
  • Available in a generic version.
  • Effective in reducing excessive sleepiness in Shift-work Sleep Disorder.
  • Doesn't negatively affect daytime sleep.
Downsides
  • Nuvigil (Armodafinil) can be habit-forming, so it's typically not used for long-term treatment.
  • Interacts with many other medications.
  • Reduces the effectiveness of birth control pills. You need to use an additional contraceptive method while taking Nuvigil (Armodafinil).
  • Nuvigil (Armodafinil) is processed in the liver so it's not a good choice if you have liver, or even kidney, problems.
  • Not available as a generic.
  • Provigil (Modafinil) can be habit-forming, so it's typically not used for long-term treatment.
  • Interacts with many other medications.
  • Taking Provigil (Modafinil) will make hormonal birth control less effective. You should definitely use additional forms of non-hormonal contraception.
  • Not a good choice if you have liver or kidney problems.
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Reviews
17 
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think this treatment is worth it
71%
think this treatment works well
12%
think this treatment is a hassle

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28 
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think this treatment is worth it
71%
think this treatment works well
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    17%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Adverse events
    7%
  • Dizziness
    5%
  • Insomnia
    5%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Dry Mouth
    4%
  • Anxiety
    4%
  • Palpitations
    2%
  • Dyspepsia
    2%
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10possible side effects
  • Headache
    34%
  • Nausea
    11%
  • Any side effect
    8%
  • Nervousness
    7%
  • Rhinitis
    7%
  • Back Pain
    6%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Dyspepsia
    5%
  • Insomnia
    5%
  • Anxiety
    5%
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Risks and warnings
  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased side effects

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart problems

    History of heart problems

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior | Mania

    History of psychiatric disorder

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased side effects

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart problems

    History of heart problems

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior | Mania

    History of psychiatric disorder

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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