MODAFINIL - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Provigil
Phonetic Pronunciation: (mow-DAFF-in-ill)
Information last revised November 2010
What does MODAFINIL ORAL look like?
Provigil 200 mg Tab
Provigil 100 mg Tab
Modafinil decreases extreme sleepiness due to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders such as difficult/irregular breathing during sleep (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome-OSAHS). It is also used to help you stay awake during work hours for people with work schedules that interfere with a normal sleep routine (shift work sleep disorder-SWSD). It is not known how modafinil works to increase wakefulness. It is thought to work by affecting certain chemicals in the brain that control the sleep/wake cycle. Modafinil does not make up for lack of sleep and should not be used to treat tiredness or hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder. This medication is not recommended for use in children.
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