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is there any significant difference in effectiveness and side effects between armodafinil/ nuvigil and modafinil/ provigil for narcolepsy/sleep apnea?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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 in a generic form. Nuvigil may last a little longer, causing more risk of insomnia. Both are FDA-approved for narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea for the 30% of CPAP or BiPAP users who don't respond optimally to their use alone & shift worker disorder.
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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