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Armodafinil

Popular Brands: : Nuvigil, Armodafinil
Official FDA Reports23,029
Social Media Events1,950
Total Posts2,405
Avg. Review Score3.59/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Armodafinil
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Cephalon Inc
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Armodafinil Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Armodafinil

Headache

No Nuvigil for me. Although it's def not for me and makes my headaches way worse , it did nix my appetite. I miss that part


Source: headachesandme/statuses/19593597890344...

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Decreased Appetite

No Nuvigil for me. Although it's def not for me and makes my headaches way worse, it did nix my appetite . I miss that part


Source: headachesandme/statuses/19593597890344...

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Acne

Side Effects: ACNE . Horrible acne that starts deep in the skin and comes in clusters. I never had acne before this. I stopped this drug a few times, and the acne cleared up immediately. I have to...


Source: Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective, Dysgeusia, Depression, Fatigue

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Posted By Cleny on October 19, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

Switched from Provigil because of insurance. Armodafinil proved ineffective and caused me to become depressed- I am not normally a person who is depressive I take this medication to combat fatigue related my sleep apnea. Also, left a terrible taste in my mouth. Switched to Modafinil it took a couple of weeks but I feel better now. I think this drug should be pulled before someone gets hurt. I found myself almost falling asleep driving my car and I was unable to complete my normal daily duties.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

It didn't help me stay awake, caused bad depression and anxiety, couldn't concentrate, and really fogged my brain. My depression and anxiety got so bad that I took myself off. All the other meds I hav...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By lhering216 in fdb.rxlist.com on August 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have been narcoleptic for years (fall asleep during the day). Recently I have the need to drive long distances with my wife and my doctor prescribed nuvigil to help me to avoid sleep episodes while...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Disturbance in attention, Muscle spasms, Cognitive disorder, Tremor, Headache, Nausea, Pain, Tachycardia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Increased wakefulness; increased concentration; improvement in cognitive function; improved memory; Severe headaches; anxiety (which can sometimes lead to feelings of parnoia); intermit...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By flatbeder in fdb.rxlist.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

i have been taking this drug for quite some time and it does help with the sleepiness during the day. I was falling asleep 10 to 5 times a day and most dangerously while driving. It has helped so much...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cardiac flutter, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: breathing, increased heart rate, still have some daytime sleepiness I have been diagnosed with Asthma and Idiopathic Hypersomnia right around the same time; the asthma was dia...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Eye irritation, Respiration abnormal, Sensation of heaviness, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: burning eyes, breathing problems, clogged ears, a meshing of mental slowness an clarity, "I don't care" attitude in a time of great stress, muscle tension juxtaposed against heaviness <...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Oral pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: have had one small sore in mouth that was gone the next day, was it really a side effect? not sure. has given considerable energy, mood lighter, gave a feeling of being a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Emotional distress

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My wife was prescribed this back in 2008 to counteract the daytime sleepiness from a opiate needed for lifelong, chronic pain from a genetic disease. It immediately changed her personal...


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