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Doctor insights on: Modafinil Vs Vyvanse

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I was switched from Vyvanse to Modafinil for my narcolepsy, it's been 2 weeks and the fatigue is present still and it doesn't seem to work as well.

I was switched from Vyvanse to Modafinil for my narcolepsy, it's been 2 weeks and the fatigue is present still and it doesn't seem to work as well.

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. Maybe higher dose? Also, ask about Xyrem (yet another helpful but highly restricted, difficult to prescribed medication). ...Read more

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If you are taking provigil an you took a vyvance what would show up as on a drug screen?

Amphetamine positive: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a newer stimulant medication that is a type of amphetamine. Routine urine drug screen (uds) will test positive for amphetamine. Provigil/modafinil is not usually part of a standard uds, but by request it can be tested if one has reason to look for it. ...Read more

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I am taking provigil an I accidentally took a vyvance what will show up on a drug screen?

I am taking provigil an I accidentally took a vyvance what will show up on a drug screen?

Drug Screen: Metabolites of all drugs and medications you take may show up on a drug screen. If you inform the lab and show your prescriptions when providing urine for the test, you should be fine. If the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) you took was not prescribed to you, that's a different issue. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is modafinil?

To reduce fatigue: Caused by shift work sleep disorder or narcolepsy. It gets rid of fatigue in multiple sclerosis and Sjogren Syndrome! ...Read more

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What kind of drug is modafinil?

It's for sleep-wake: Disorders. Narcolepsy or shift workers who have trouble staying awake for their new shifts. Also fatigue in multiple sclerosis. May inhibit uptake of dopamine leading to elevated dopamine levels in the brain. ...Read more

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Can modafinil make you smart?

Awakens: Mental faculties. You may be more alert and do better on tests. It has been called a smart drug! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of modafinil?

What are the side effects of modafinil?

Headache. GI upset: Overall tolerated well on short term use some may have some side effect on long term use. Anxiety, depression, dizziness, somnolence. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking modafinil?

Are there any long term effects of taking modafinil?

Generally not: There are recommendations to monitor blood pressure periodically, however the medication is generally very well tolerated without long term adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are there any sources for cheap armodafinil/modafinil?

Are there any sources for cheap armodafinil/modafinil?

Pharmacy may know: One can go to the pharmacy and ask if there is a generic version of the drug. Unfortunately, the generic versions may still be expensive. One can also go onto the manufacturers' website to see if there is a discount plan or coupons for people who cannot afford the medicine. Then, one can take the prices back to his doctor to talk about whether or not there are alternative medications. ...Read more

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What could be the side effects of everyday modafinil usage?

Jittery!: This is the most commen issue. Tachycardia can occur as well! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting stevenson johnson syndrome from modafinil?

Very unlikely!: Would be an extremely rare side effect, one which I never heard of. If it happened I would look somewhere else! ...Read more

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I have been using (self prescribed) modafinil for 6 years at 200/400mg daily. What are the potential long term side effects?

More important, why?: There are no known statistical long term fx, but there are reports of precipitation of mania in isolated cases. The bigger? Is why are you using it? To stay awake? To improve attention? Cognitive enhancement? Antidepressant? As it is a controlled substance, you could be in legal trouble if discovered. See a shrink, and get a prescription if it is appropriate. You are in troubled waters. ...Read more

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Modafinil vs. No Doze? No Doze gives me too many jitters and not a coffee drinker, I work overnights in 10 hour shifts 4 days a week. What tests reqrd?

Modafinil vs. No Doze? No Doze gives me too many jitters and not a coffee drinker, I work overnights in 10 hour shifts 4 days a week. What tests reqrd?

Modafinil: This medication is approve for shift work sleep disorders. Talk to your doctor. There may or may not be testing that is necessary. ...Read more

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I slept easily despite modafinil 200mg per day for >1week, also ritlain 20mg single dose (not with modafinil), slept even easily, what I should do? Regards

I slept easily despite modafinil 200mg per day for >1week, also ritlain 20mg single dose (not with modafinil), slept even easily, what I should do? Regards

Sleep: Modafinil is a medication to keep you alert during day time and you should be able to sleep at night.
Ritalin is a very short acting stimulant to help you focus. You should be able to sleep at night. ...Read more

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How does modafinil work?

How does modafinil work?

Modafinil: Modafinil (provigil) is an analeptic drug approved for treatment of narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea. It works by increasing the release of norepinephrine & Dopamine from brain synapses, & also increases release of histamine from the ypothalamus. Hence it promotes wakefullness. ...Read more

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Can I take 400mg of modafinil at once?

It can be done!: Make sure the 200 mg tablet has no ADVERSE effects. Also talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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What sort of drug is modafinil? What does it treat?

Narcolepsy: Modafinil is a vigilance promoting drug[2] (or eugeroic) that is approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of the wakefulness disorders of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder[3][4] and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea.[5] In English-speaking countries it is sold under the brand names: Alertec (CA), Modavigil (AU, NZ) and P ...Read more

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About to take Modafinil for exam prep. Anything I need to know before I do?

Provigil: It is a stimulant associated more with anxiety & jitteriness instead of depression. It is however possible to experience some depression when Provigil is coming out of your system by the end of the day, although mild. I recommend taking it early in morning, as prescribed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for modafinil to expire? Please give specific numbers

Modafinil: As far as medicine is in its original container or wraper, it should be good for at least 6 months after expiration date. I had heared from other people that in military they used expired medicine for up to 2 to 5 years. ...Read more

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Modafinil. How can you get it prescribed. I am a full time law student. I seem to be very distracted, every little thing gets me off task. Please help?

Health provider: Your health care provider can prescribe modafinil for you if you have a health condition that fits one of the approved indications for the medicine. ...Read more

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Does modafinil causes severe headache?

Does modafinil causes severe headache?

It can: During clinical trials of Modafinil for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (osa), and shift work disorder (swd) in adults, headaches were reported more frequently in patients receiving Modafinil than the placebo (34% vs 23%), however only 2% found the side effect so severe that they discontinued treatment. ...Read more

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How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

Synergestically: Caffeine and Modafinil can increase energy and cognition by working on separate systems. The effect of Modafinil tends to be sustained over time, whereas, the body developed tolerance to the effects of caffeine leading to the need to constantly increase the amount of caffeine to get the same effect. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to sulfa, can I take modafinil?

Most likely: I am unaware of any issues with Modafinil and a sulfa allergy, but you can always check with the pharmacy who should know all the medications you take and assure there are no interactions with them, etc. As some medications should not be taken with modafinil. ...Read more

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Is provigil [modafinil] associated with depression?

Is provigil [modafinil] associated with depression?

Provigil: It is a stimulant associated more with anxiety & jitteriness instead of depression. It is however possible to experience some depression when Provigil is coming out of your system by the end of the day, although mild. ...Read more