and Use: To
improve wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated
Warnings and Precautions:
recommended in persons with a history of left ventricular hypertrophy or
ischemic ECG changes, chest pain, arrhythmia, or other clinically significant
manifestations of mitral valve prolapse in association with stimulant use. A reduced dose should be used in patients with severe hepatic
impairment, with or without cirrhosis. The
effectiveness of steroidal contraceptives may be reduced when used with
Provigil. Avoid alcohol while
taking Provigil. There are no
adequate and well-controlled trials with modafinil in pregnant women and this
drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the
Possible common side effects may include headache, infection, nausea,
nervousness, anxiety and insomnia. Less
common side effects may include diarrhea, dry mouth, rhinitis, and anorexia.
Recommended dose is 200mg in the morning.
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