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Doctor insights on: Provigil During Pregnancy

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Provigil can affect Nuvaring I would prefer not to change my BC but am not sure if I am protected against pregnancy. How do I know if my BC is working?

Provigil can affect Nuvaring I would prefer not to change my BC but am not sure if I am protected against pregnancy. How do I know if my BC is working?

Package insert: According to the package insert on Provigil it increases the metabolism of the Estrogen component of contraceptives. The Nuvaring package insert also reports this. A Nonestrogen containing birth control method such as Nexplanon, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Skyla and Paragard may be a better choice for you. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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I use Nuvaring and was just prescribed Provigil/Modafinil. Will I still be protected against pregnancy and will my periods still be regulated?

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

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I'm concerned. My sister is consuming daily 200 mg of provigil daily during his exams(over 1 month). What are the riskiest side effects?

I'm concerned. My sister is consuming daily 200 mg of provigil daily during his exams(over 1 month). What are the riskiest side effects?

Safe: Provigil is a medication to decrease excessice daytime sleepiness. It is a pro-histamine and increases wakefulness and can sharpen awareness. It can help ms fatigue and other conditions. It is usually not given for attentention. It seems that your sister is taking it as a stimulant. Short term there are few risks. ...Read more

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Would any doctor prescribe provigil if you ask them to? If not, how can we get it? I would like to try it during exam period.

Well, we can't.: Being that ProVigil is a controlled substance, we really can't prescribe it virtually. A local doctor can prescribe it to you after a proper discussion about risks, benefits and addictive potential and once a mutual agreement is reached about its utility and safety. ...Read more

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I am taking provigil, how does it work?

I am taking provigil, how does it work?

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 more

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Can provigil be prescribed for add?

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 more

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Prescribed this provigil and wonder if there are any side effects?

Prescribed this provigil and wonder if there are any side effects?

Potentially: The most common side effect of Modafinil is headache, but the headaches are mild and transient in most people, not lasting more than a week. It's also possible to develop a drug rash, as it is with most drugs. Other side effects are uncommon. ...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

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Why would a doc prescribe provigil? Would it had an effect if you don t need it?

Why would a doc prescribe provigil? Would it had an effect if you don t need it?

Alert and focused: Not sure why your doc prescribes Provigil for you, but the drug was originally prescribed for narcolepsy. Many other uses have been found including improving alertness, focusing, motivation, helping with jet lag, some weight loss, and more. It would seem it can also be used for some depression symptoms, such as hypersomnia, loss of interest, concentration deficits, etc. ...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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Can i take provigil with nexito or with any other anti depressants?Where can I buy provigil from online in india?

Small risk, yes: Nexito in the us is a cousin of Lexapro or escitalopram. I have no idea where in india online you can buy provigil. It is prescription only in the us and therefore, cannot be obtained online. I don't know the regulations in india on provigil. Perhaps, it is not controlled. The combo between the 2 drugs does have a number of possible side effects with a small chance of serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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How much nuvigil is equal to 400mgs of provigil? I rescently was switched to 250 mgs of nivigil because of a free coupon for nuvigil from my doc.

Sleep medicine: I like your question. You are thinking like we doctors like to think. However, when we switch from one medication to another, while one medication may need a large amount to achieve good results it may take only few milligrams with the other. Treat the Nuvigil as a new medication not as a conversion from the provigil. Hope it works better for you. ...Read more

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Would it cost for provigil?

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 more

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Has anyone tried modalert, provigil, with much success?

Has anyone tried modalert, provigil, with much success?

Yes: I have written Provigil and had many patient's have a positive response generally for excessive daytime sleepiness related to shift work, osa, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Can u drink with provigil?

Can u drink  with provigil?

Provigil/alcohol: Not advised, due to resultant euphoria, increase blood pressure, & effect on liver. ...Read more