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User Reviews for Vivarin

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Drowsiness 9.0
7 reviews 29 medications

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Reviews for Vivarin

agirlnamshirl May 22, 2018

For Drowsiness: “I took Vivarin almost every day for over 15 years, close to 21 years. I didn't realize that I was suffering from hypothyroidism. All I knew was that I had the normal energy that I was missing. I finally started taking 1/2 tablet because a whole tablet was causing my heat to flutter. Soon I was taking 1/4 of a tablet and finally I had to quit taking them. After all those years, I am suffering with a damaged heart, heart arrithym (AFIB), tachycardia, and congestive heart failure. I have no blockages in my arteries, just a damaged heart and the baggage.”

GA · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 7, 2018

For Drowsiness: “Highly recommended. With being a mom and sole provider for my children, my work schedule has consisted of working 6-7 days straight for the past 6 1/2 years. From the overwhelm of stress of working in the field of healthcare, in addition to multi-tasking a crazy, busy life being mom to three sons, I cannot express enough how thankful vivarin has impacted my life. Between weight controls and working so much, there’s no time outs for excercise. Especially, with my currently enrolled in school pursing my bachelors degree for Healthcare Administration. Vivarin has definitely help me in every aspect to accomplish my goals.”

10 / 10
Mike st December 22, 2016

For Drowsiness: “I drove from Las Vegas through Iowa. it is intense it works”

10 / 10
Orange is black · Taken for less than 1 month April 11, 2016

For Drowsiness: “Very dry mouth nausea some foods I eat are 2 salty can't think overwhelmed can't sleep”

InfiniteBravery · Taken for 10 years or more September 16, 2015

For Drowsiness: “Vivarin for my hypersomnia worked better than taking amphetamines for wakefulness.”

10 / 10
Dylan 10101 · Taken for less than 1 month February 22, 2015

“Because I'm currently being treated for depression, anxiety, compulsive habits, and insomnia, my doctor didn't want to add ADHD medicine to the mix. I've had horrible anxiety along with my ADHD my whole life. Not to mention my insomnia, so it was very hard to tell whether the Vivarin worked for me. I would take it occasionally, and when I took it, it just made me even more anxious and jumpy. It could be the way the medication is realesed. But I must say, one cup of coffee or one monster, bam, I instantly have an elevated mood along with increased attention and concentration. I do get shaky but very minor. For anyone out there who is concerned about their ADHD, I definitely recommend experimenting with caffeine, it is very helpful.”

8 / 10
ft mom · Taken for less than 1 month November 19, 2014

“I took two pills and immediately had energy however I crashed hard. I had no energy the rest of the day.”

7 / 10
Anonymous April 15, 2012

For Drowsiness: “This is very effective. Sometimes, I only take half of one. Just remember to stop taking it about 6 hours before bedtime. Cheaper than energy drinks loaded with sugar. Easier on my tummy than coffee and it doesn't stain my teeth like colas. Caffeine is a diuretic so drink plenty of water to make you feel better all day.”

8 / 10
Awaken Man September 18, 2011

“Never got used to drinking coffee, my stomach could not really stand it and energy drinks did only go so long before their side effects started to kick in and affect my health. After the age of 25 I found myself being so mentally tired all the time and would take several hours to fully awake no matter how many hours I slept. I tried a travel size pack of Vivarin once at work and felt the difference right away, after only 10 minutes I was able to concentrate and finish what used to be my 2 hour paperwork in about 30 minutes. Have not had any side effects when I take it as it is described and there was no boost limit since it only woke me up! I would not recommend taking more than two pills at once or with any other caffeine product though!”

10 / 10
GeorgiaGirl January 22, 2011

For Drowsiness: “I give Vivarin a seven for an OTC medication. I don't sleep well at all at night and I usually average 3-4 hours. I stay in pain so when my alarm goes off in the morning, it is much easier to put a tablet in my mouth along with my pain medication and reset the alarm for one hour later. When it goes off I feel much better for it has helped awaken me and the methadone had started to work for the pain. It doesn't upset my stomach as much as the No Doz. Then later if I want a cup of coffee and I have time to drink it I can but usually I don't have the time and I have to pop another Vivarin to keep me going.”

7 / 10