Nuvigil lists "mouth sores" as a serious side effect. Mouth sores are fairly common (such as canker sores and swellings). What distinguishes these "serious" sores from common ones?
25 Apr 2011
I take Nuvigil and I too get mouth sores. My doctor said to not worry about mine. I know they are a sign of serious reaction to the medication but he honestly said that mine anyway were nothing serious. I get sores on my tongue that are very painful, but they are not blisters, if that helps. I am on a high dose of Nuvigil (300mgs athis with another doctor in early May.
Wish I could be more definitive. I am curious to see what other people have to say as I have been plagued by these sores three out of four weeks every month.
Keep in touch,
25 Apr 2011
I don't know about the drug you listed, but was always told canker soree are related to the stomach. Know it sounds crazy, but the only treatment I know of is campophenique. I not sure I spelled it right, but it's worth a try They seem to take about 10 days to go away. I feel for you because I used to get them all the time. Now being on Prilosec for so many years, I haven't had one. Doctor must have been right about the stomach causing it. Since taking the proton inhibitor, as I said haven't had a one. Just a thought...
25 Apr 2011
Campho-Phenique is a wonderful gel or liquid that you can use on cold sores OUTSIDE your mouth, around your lips, that is absolutely the ONLY product that has ever 'cured' my cold sores. If you catch a cold sore when it is first starting to rise, run a wash cloth under very hot water and steam it a few times, THEN put the C-P on it several times a day, and, hopefully, it will just disappear!
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