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I have narcolepsy, was taking concerta then stopped for 2mths and gained a lot of weight, started back on provigil, will it help me lose some weight?

I have narcolepsy, was taking concerta then stopped for 2mths and gained a lot of weight, started back on provigil, will it help me lose some weight?

Wieght Neutral: Though loss/reduced appetite has been reported with Provigil studies do not show much changes in weight. But since it improves wakefulness, thus increase physical activity while awake helps with weight loss . Also reduce overall caloric intake, reduce portion size, increase veggies/fruits intake. Report any anxiety, depression, rash . Take care. ...Read more

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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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My son has been gaining weight nonstop since he stated taking provigil. He lost a lot of weight on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) now it's all coming back, what do he do?

My son has been gaining weight nonstop since he stated taking provigil.  He lost a lot of weight on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) now it's all coming back,  what do he do?

Talk to his doctor: Those medications can affect appetite, and therefore weight, but are not used for weight control. You should talk to your son's doctor about your concerns. Maybe something else is going on, too. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried modalert, provigil, with much success?

Has anyone tried modalert, provigil, with much success?

Yes: I have written Provigil and had many patient's have a positive response generally for excessive daytime sleepiness related to shift work, osa, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Can u drink with provigil?

Can u drink  with provigil?

Provigil/alcohol: Not advised, due to resultant euphoria, increase blood pressure, & effect on liver. ...Read more

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Can I take provigil if I have Parkinsons ?

It depends: Provigil has been used with daytime somnolence(sleepiness) in Parkinson's patients. But if someone has psychosis associated with their Parkinson's then Provigil may be best avoided as it can worsen these features. ...Read more

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Can you drink caffeine while taking provigil?

Yes but....: Yes , you can but you should be careful because there is a greater risk of side effects. Provigil and caffeine are both wakefulness promoting agents, so it is possible that the stimulatory effects of the two drugs will be increased when taken together. Use caffeine and other stimulants like energy drink etc with caution. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

See below: The long-term effects of provigil, which has been prescribed in the us since 1998, are unknown. Users say there are few or no side effects, especially compared with other stimulants. ...Read more

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