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Is Nuvigil An Amphetamine?


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#1 cherrybomb

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:40 PM

I was wondering if Nuvigil is considered an amphetamine; it's considered an ampakine, but I've never heard of this class of drugs.
I'm wondering because I think you have to avoid citrus juices when it's in your stomach. I don't drink them too often, but it'd be nice to know.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

No. Chemically unrelated to the amphetamines.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

No. Chemically unrelated to the amphetamines.

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Great, thanks! Viva l'orange juice.
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