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Modafinil

Popular Brands: : Provigil, Modafinil, Modiodal, Alertec, Vigil
Official FDA Reports51,069
Social Media Events3,680
Total Posts5,582
Avg. Review Score3.88/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Modafinil
Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Cephalon Inc
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Provigil.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


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.


Modafinil 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 Modafinil

Abdominal Discomfort

Side Effects: Taking the full dose resulted in insomnia and some agitation. In addition, appetite loss, dry mouth, and some stomach upset were also experienced.

The treatment definite...


Source: Provigil (Modafinil)

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Dry Mouth

Side Effects: Taking the full dose resulted in insomnia and some agitation. In addition, appetite loss, dry mouth , and some stomach upset were also experienced.

The treatment definite...


Source: Provigil (Modafinil)

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Agitation

Side Effects: Taking the full dose resulted in insomnia and some agitation . In addition, appetite loss, dry mouth, and some stomach upset were also experienced.

The treatment definite...


Source: Provigil (Modafinil)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By leyaussie in drugs.com on August 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Actually I gained no weight or problems with intimacy. No nausea or increased acidity. It did however take about four weeks to kick in. It helped me in a very difficult time in my life and had no d...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By iloerose in drugs.com on August 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Welcome to the boards, Mom! Be careful with xanax. If you ever take it you want to take very little of it and only when necessary. They are the devil itself to come off of. .25 is a low dose, but yo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Bettyg in mdjunction.com on August 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By nootriment in facebook.com on August 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

August 18, 2014 · Modafinil review...Here's why this smart drug lives up to the hype: http://nootriment.com/modafinil-review/Modafinil Review – Does This Smart Drug Live Up to its Hype?Modafin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MomToThreeGirls11 in drugs.com on August 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Antianxiety Drug- no weight gain, little side effects I currently take 15mg of buspar 4x a day. It does very little. In the past maybe like 2 or more years ago, I took Lexapro. I had to go off of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MomToThreeGirls11 in drugs.com on August 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Thanks very much. Does it cause weight gain? And does it cause you to have no sensation or feeling with intimacy? Does it cause you to be nauseous or more acidy? I will look it up thanks so much

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By leyaussie in drugs.com on August 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Hi Mom... Several years ago I took Celexa. It is classified a antidepressant, but it did help with anxiety with minimal side effects for me. My friend also with a severe panic anxiety disorder takes ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Ken2727 in drugs.com on August 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Kat that is good to see my friend . I can understand about not wanting to be on any meds but take one step at a time right now . Anyways , I cant say how excited I am to read this today and hope as ea...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By alexnt in drugs.com on August 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I sure hope so Kath. If you start feeling better from the emotion/mental part of this I am sure your taper is going to be so much smoother. You say you don't like to take an AD but if its helps you wh...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By trmin8ter27 in drugs.com on August 15, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I found it !!! Hey Kat I'm so glad ur doing good on ur taper also. What is Zoloft again ?? I have read many of ur posts and always think man she just said what I was thinking, I admire how encouragi...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.