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Can Provigil Be Prescribed For Add
Depends: There are numerous studies showing some benefit from Provigil for treatment of adhd, but the fda raised concerns over possible side effects at doses necessary for adhd effectiveness, which is higher than for excessive sleepiness. However, a number of psychiatrists have used it off-label in that way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took phenotropil (phenylpiracetam) bfore for my add and it worked so well, worked amazingly better than provigil. Is it safe any thoughts ?
Generally safe: Yes, it is generally regarded as safe, but the several studies of it haven't shown much benefit. You are lucky! ...Read more
I am prescribed nuvigil for ADHD but it is extremely expensive. Should I try provigil? What's the difference?
Possibly: Many meds have mirror-image versions called isomers. Provigil is a 50:50 blend of l- and d-modafanil, while Nuvigil is pure d-modafanile, the active isomer. Mostly that means 50 mg of Nuvigil is about the same potency as 100 mg of provigil. Provigil was studied for adhd with excellent results but was not approved by the fda--nor is nuvigil. Check with your doctor; Provigil is off patent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I use Nuvaring and was just prescribed Provigil/Modafinil. Will I still be protected against pregnancy and will my periods still be regulated?
Nuvaring ?s: Unfortunately the safest answer is possibly. Modafinil may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives. Modafinil increases the body's metabolism of the hormones in the Nuvaring which could reduce the effectiveness. It may also diminish the ability of the Nuvaring to regulate your menses. Speak to the prescriber of both and see if there are alternatives for you . Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's expensive: But will be generic soon. It is known generically as modafanil and is made by several companies, especially india. Why sun pharmaceuticals can sell modalert 200 mg for 1.59$ and Provigil is $14 is beyond me. Teva has bought cephalon and owns the next 2 companies i line who could make generics. In 2-3 years the price will come down and i'll bet use increases. It's a good medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wakes up the brain: Modafanil (provigil) appears to increase the activity of the brain wakefulness centers without causing a significant increase in Dopamine or norepinephrine release (unlike the stimulant medications). This is why its abuse potential is lower than other medications that improve alertness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About an hour: After oral ingestion, should start being absorbed in about 45-60 min, with blood levels stabilizing within 90-120 hrs maximum. If an effect is not experienced by then may need to ramp up dosage, but usually 200 mg daily should work. However, if generic, may not get absorbed as well. And some need Nuvigil instead. ...Read more
About a day: The half life (time it requires for 50% of the medication to be eliminated from the body) is roughly 15 hours. The clinical effects of the medication are typically gone in under a day. The medication is almost completely cleared from your system within a few days. ...Read more