Comparison between Adderall and Nuvigil


Comparison between Adderall and Nuvigil

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View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, cost, side effects and interactions.

Compare the following prescription drugs:

Adderall

Adderall is a combination of four different amphetamine salts and may be used to improve attention, focus, or reduce impulsive behaviors in children over the age of 3 and adults with ADHD. It can also be prescribed for narcolepsy.

Ratings & Reviews

Adderall has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 464 ratings on Drugs.com. 66% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 16% reported a negative effect.

Side Effects

Common side effects include:

Pricing and Coupons

Prices are without insurance.

Quantity: 100 tablets

Dosage: 5 mg

Per Unit*: $10.42

Cost*: $1,041.65

Nuvigil

Nuvigil is prescribed for narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.

Ratings & Reviews

Nuvigil has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 248 ratings on Drugs.com. 64% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 16% reported a negative effect.

Side Effects

See also: Nuvigil side effects in more detail.

Pricing and Coupons

Prices are without insurance.

Quantity: 30 tablets

Dosage: 150 mg

Per Unit*: $35.89

Cost*: $1,076.72

Generic Status

Lower-cost generic is available for both Adderall and Nuvigil.

Drug Class

Adderall and Nuvigil are both oral tablets.

Brand Names

Other amphetamine/dextroamphetamine brands include Adderall XR and Mydayis.

Half Life

The half-life of Adderall is 34 hours and the half-life of Nuvigil is 15 hours.

CSA Schedule

Adderall has a high potential for abuse and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. Nuvigil has a low potential for abuse and is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Pregnancy Category

See the full pregnancy warnings document for both drugs.

Drug Interactions

Adderall interacts with 181 drugs, while Nuvigil interacts with 440 drugs. Consult with your healthcare provider before taking any new medications.

Alcohol/Food/Lifestyle Interactions

Using amphetamine together with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects. No known alcohol/food interactions for Nuvigil.

Disease Interactions

No known disease interactions for either drug.

First Approval Date

Adderall was first approved on January 19, 1960, and Nuvigil was first approved on June 15, 2007.

WADA Class

Both drugs have no classification by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

More Information

For more information on these drugs, consult with your healthcare provider. Always ensure that the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Medical Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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