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Nuvigil is a medication that reduces extreme sleepiness in patients who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder. Do not take Nuvigil in place of a good night’s rest or if you have not been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Using Nuvigil will not cure sleep disorders and is not guaranteed to get rid of all your sleepiness.

Beginning treatment with Nuvigil may produce certain side effects for some patients. More common Nuvigil side effects include a headache, nausea, dry mouth, nervousness, dizziness and difficulty sleeping. If any of these persist or worsen, talk to your doctor right away. Although it is uncommon, some patients do experience more serious side effects after using Nuvigil. Serious Nuvigil side effects include fast or irregular heartbeat, agitation, confusion, depression, hallucinations and thoughts of suicide. Get medical attention right away if you begin to experience chest pain after taking Nuvigil.

Nuvigil Withdrawal And Detox
To safely detox from Nuvigil, you must discontinue your Nuvigil treatment. Although Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms are often described as mild, you may want to consult your doctor before stopping your Nuvigil treatment cold turkey. In most cases, your doctor will gradually taper off your Nuvigil dose over time to give your body enough time to respond to less of the medication.
Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms are considered by most doctors as mild. Although some patients have reported no withdrawal symptoms at all, others have reported a variety of Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms that include a decrease in energy levels, sleepiness and reduced alertness.
Nuvigil Withdrawal And Detox
Because every patient has a unique physiology, several factors influence how long Nuvigil will stay in a patient’s body and the timeline for Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms. These factors include your age, metabolism, organ function, how long you have taken Nuvigil, your Nuvigil dosage levels and if you tapered off your Nuvigil dose or stopped cold turkey. Remember, the safest way to get off Nuvigil is to taper off your dose over time under your doctor’s supervision.
Some patients may experience more severe Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms. If you are struggling with managing your Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms, it may be necessary to enter a medically assisted detoxification program. This type of program allows Nuvigil patients to safely detox from the medication while receiving assistance and advice from medically trained professionals. Patients will also learn skills on how to cope with their unique Nuvigil withdrawal challenges.
Be sure to keep an updated list of all your current medications, as well as any over the counter drugs and herbal products, and share this with your doctor. This is important because some drugs may interact with Nuvigil. Street drugs such as methamphetamine and MDMA or ecstasy have been known to cause a dangerous reaction with Nuvigil. Nuvigil may decrease the effectiveness of your hormonal birth control products like pills, patches or rings. You may want to consider using additional birth control methods while using Nuvigil and for one month after discontinuing Nuvigil. Notify your doctor if you experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding while on Nuvigil, as this can indicate your birth control is not working.

In addition, certain products like cough-and-cold medications and diet aids may raise your heart rate or blood pressure if you use them with Nuvigil. Caffeine has also been reported to increase Nuvigil side effects, so it is recommended to avoid drinking large amounts of coffee, tea and soda.

Choosing a Nuvigil center to fit your needs will help you live a happier, healthier, substance-free life. Schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you are looking for in a Nuvigil center to make an informed decision. It is recommended you consider factors such as how long you have been taking Nuvigil as well as your Nuvigil dosage levels when choosing a Nuvigil center.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Nuvigil addiction or another substance use disorder, get help as soon as possible. Fortunately, The Recovery Village has many different program options and resources to fit every patient’s needs. If you are interested in learning more about the resources and programs The Recovery Village has to offer, go online to or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825.

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