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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.

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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: Headache, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My first week of taking the drug I experienced headaches and loss of appetite. Those side effects faded and I have never had an issue with them again even going off and back on the dru...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Headache, Anxiety

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

... that I had to fight w my insurance company all the way to a administrarive hearing level to get coverage. .. which I did In the beginning, and even still occasionally, I get the shakes along w a ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Terrible blood in urine, stomach pains, arthritis symptoms Horrible

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight decreased, Weight increased

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

Side Effects: Non,BUT!!! I stopped taking it for about 5 months,over the winter,due to insurance non-coverage,and I lost 25 lbs,with absolutely NO effort.Went back on Provigil? I gained it all back i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sedation, Rash, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Rash, all over. Started about an hour after taking. I would rather be tired all the time than deal with this rash. Took a claritin to try and calm it down. Wish I would have read the ri...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Slight headache (only twice), diminished appetite I have bipolar disorder and I used this while on Prozac. Prozac had got me out of the worst of a depressive episode, but I st...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Lethargy, Disturbance in attention, Emotional poverty

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: At first lethargy, headaches, feeling of living in a fog with little to no emotions. After the initial "trial" period I have enjoyed provigil. The only problem is if you take ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Hypersomnia, Anxiety, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: This medication is very peculiar. I think diet affects it, because the side effects and overall efficiency change from day to day for me. I am definitely more alert, and when I "crash" ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Abdominal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: headache, stomach issues fantastic medication. I do NOT take daily. I take it in early am as needed. It keeps me awake and focused. It also gives me a sense of well being.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Feeling jittery, Myalgia, Euphoric mood, Cardiac flutter, Mania, Rhinorrhoea, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Different every day - decreased appetite def runny nose, jittery a bit manic, muscle soreness , increased heart beat, constipation, high feeling half hour after taking After t...


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.