ARMODAFINIL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For ADHD: “This helps slow down thoughts in my head”

Trace (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 11, 2018

Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: “I have been on nuvigil for almost a year now, this has been the only stimulant to work for me. I have narcolepsy and ADHD. So adderall and it’s relative medicines actually make more more of a zombie, albeit a very focused zombie. Nuvigil does not cause my heart to race ( I also have mitral valve prolapse ) it does not negatively effect my anxiety. This medicine has been a life saver for me!It does effect my ability to feel hunger. I don’t get hungry until around 2 pm but honestly, this is a good thing bc when I eat I become very tired. This is due to the nature of Narcolepsy. We are low on orexin, so when we eat what little orexin we have gets ‘turned off’. Orexin is the chemical in the brain that helps regulate wake and sleep. Orexin on means awake, orexin off means asleep. Orexin is directly effected by food intake.”

Lynne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 2, 2018

For Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: “DO NOT USE THIS MED !!! NOTHING LIKE THE BRAND, NUVIGIL !!! I had received a free 30 day supply of Nuvigil with their savings card and it worked wonders for my sleep apnea & shift work disorder (night shift) !!! I was able to work night shift after being on day shift for many years w no problem!!! I was able to stay awake, be alert to do my job & be in a great mood !!! Got ready to get my refill & my insurance WOULD NOT COVER IT & even with the savings card a 30 day supply was gonna cost me $600 !!! My insurance would cover this generic so I decided to try it !!! The generic is NOTHING like Nuvigil!!! Takin generic made me more sleepy than I think I would have been w out taking anything !!! I could barely hold my eyes open, could not concentrate & felt like I had been drinking alcohol !! Could not get my thoughts together good enough to complete my job !! I will NEVER take this medication again !!!”

Never again (taken for less than 1 month) February 24, 2018

For Narcolepsy: “I was diagnosed with narcolepsy over the summer and the insurance company would only cover armodafinil. My doctor wanted me to try that for three months and see how it went. There were days that I felt great and like myself again, but there were too many days that I was exhausted. A lot of days I was struggling to get out of bed or calling asleep in the middle of the day. When I went back to the doctor and told him, he said many of his patients have the same problem with the generic. So he started me on Nuvigil which took the insurance company a few days, but I got it. I’ve been on the Nuvigil for four months now and the difference is amazing! There are few days I feel like I did before my diagnosis now, and those days are usually when I have a cold or when it’s that time of the month.”

Kimberlyyy February 22, 2018

For Shift Work Sleep Disorder: “I had been on Nuvigil (Brand name) for 5 years and it worked perfect for me. It did what it was supposed to do and what I was taking it for. When switched to the generic version of Nuvigil (denied brand over generic by insurance several times even though my doctor told them I was stabilized on the brand name) and it has drastically changed my life for the worse. It does not work, period. I am more tired after taking the generic and have GI problems. The generic version of Nuvigil is NOT the same as the brand name, AT ALL. It is pathetically sad how others can make a decision that changes your life so significantly.”

SuzRN88 January 26, 2018

For Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: “Took 75mg in am for daytime fatigue believed related to OSA. This dose caused me to feel a bit disoriented and yielded a significant day-long headache. It did improve my alertness and ability to stay awake on the job. I cut back to 1/2 of my prescribed dose to see if it would still help and not yield the persistent headache and disorientation. At that level (37.5mg) I still got improved alertness and prevented the headache. I am experimenting with when to take the dose; and if I can take a noon dose for afternoon alertness without the headache. A noon to 2PM dose seems to not wear off completely by bedtime. Continuing to see if I can use the product or should ask for a different prescription.”

OSA Steve January 9, 2018

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