A member asked:

I would like to know more about provigil. i have sleep apnea and stay tired while at work.?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Christopher Bojrab answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Usually effective: Like all medications Provigil (modafinil) works better for some people than it does for others, and there are some people for whom it may not work at all. However, in my experience, it has been a highly effective medication for most people with excessive fatigue. It is indicated for excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work, but it is used off label in many ways.

Answered 6/30/2014


Dr. Sal Aragona answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Not a cure: Sleep apnea condition requires a titrated oral appliance or a CPAP devise to manage adequate airway obstruction at play with the condition. Provigil is indicated for limited use and is not designed to be a long term treatment in managing sleep apnea. Get to a treatment that will manage this long term and your tiredness symptoms will be much better.

Answered 6/30/2014



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