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Provigil

Side Effects

List Provigil side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with Provigil:

Common side effects of Provigil:

  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • NervousLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of Provigil:

  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Cannot Empty BladderSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • ChillsSevere
  • ConfusedSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Fast HeartbeatSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • High Blood SugarSevere
  • Lazy EyeSevere
  • Loss of MemorySevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • Problems with EyesightSevere
  • Throat IrritationSevere
  • Voluntary Movement DifficultySevere
  • Abnormal Increase in Muscle ToneLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Excessive ThirstLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Heart Throbbing or PoundingLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Widening of Blood VesselsLess Severe

Rare side effects of Provigil:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormal Peeling of SkinSevere
  • AsthmaSevere
  • Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and ActivitySevere
  • Bloody UrineSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Hyperactive BehaviorSevere
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
  • Inflammation of the Middle Tissue Heart MuscleSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Mental DisturbanceSevere
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Small Skin BlisterSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • Aggressive BehaviorLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feeling RestlessLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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