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Modafinil and narcolepsy

A female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nuvigil is the right: side of the Provigil molecule. Efficacy & side effects are the same. See http://www.diffen.com/difference/Nuvigil_vs_Provigil. Provigil now comes ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Good question: In people with narcolepsy, Modafinil helps prevent the excessive daytime sleepiness. Modafinil is also used for adhd as it can improve the attention s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your specialist: If modafinil is no longer effective you should see your doctor to reevaluate your therapy. You may need modification of your dosing or changes in the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Wakefulness: Modafinil is classified as a somnolytic, and promotes alertness and wakefulness through selective activation of wake and sleep centers in the central ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Unlikely: Most patients on Provigil do very well without any long-term problems. Always prudent to periodically check liver fnctns and blood count just in cas... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Trouble sleeping: Perhaps the medicine is too strong if you have narcolepsy and you have not slept in three days. What does 1ce mean? Normally provigil is a weak-acti... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Something like: All tablets are mostly "inert ingredients." The full prescribing information for a drug lists them. The full prescribing information is what you find ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Role reversal: My guess is that your doctor wanted to use Modafinil first but had to prove to your insurance that a stimulant was not helpful before switching. May... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Wieght Neutral: Though loss/reduced appetite has been reported with Provigil studies do not show much changes in weight. But since it improves wakefulness, thus incr... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Not possible: unless you are ingesting/smoking cannabis! The other drugs are NOT generally tested in routine Drug Screens!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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