How long does it take for Nuvigil to take effect. Also, how long will it last?
Question posted by joabond on 22 July 2011
Last updated on 27 June 2019 by moose_jedi
I started taking Nuvigil several months ago when I woke up at 4:30 am.i started at 50 mg. Nuvigil did its job up to around 5:00 p.m. I went to my doctor and my dose was increased to the 150 mg tablet. I now take half at 4:45 a.m. and the other half up to 12 hours before I plan to go to bed. For example, I usually take the second half around 8:00 a.m. and by around 8 or 9pm I'm winding down for bed ready for another day to be awake before the Roosters. Be advised start small try hour and a half at first and tweek it to meet your needs because it can and will give you bad insomnia if you take the other half too late. While figuring the best time for myself I tried the second half/dose after 10 a.m. and I think I got 4 hours sleep before the alarm went off, but not really sure. my sweet spot is 8:00 a.m. and I'm ready for sleep by 9:30 p.m. Don't take more than the dose you were prescribed. I also suggest asking your doctor first if this is right for you. Good luck I hope that helps.
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You will notice a difference the first time you take Nuvigil and it will last approximately 8 to 12 hours. It takes several months to obtain the maximum benefit on this medication. When I first started taking Nuvigil, it kept me awake well into the night. I now take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and it last until around dinner time, then I begin to feel sleepy again.
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