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Doctor insights on: Provigil Interactions

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How helpful is provigil?

How helpful is provigil?

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 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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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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How long does it take provigil to take affect?

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

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How long will it take for provigil to leave the body?

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

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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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Is there a generic for provigil available in the united states yet? I've tried to find an answer, but have found mixed results.

Yes: Modafinil is the generic formulation of provigil. Provigil was made by cephalon which is now owned by teva. This august par pharmaceuticals began making Modafinil in 100 mg and 200 mg tablets in bottles of 30 and 90 count. ...Read more

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I take 200 mg of provigil daily to treat narcepsy. After 7 years it is not keeping me awake anymore. Could I have dveloped an immunity to the drug?

I take 200 mg of provigil daily to treat narcepsy. After 7 years it is not keeping me awake anymore. Could I have dveloped an immunity to the drug?

Narcolepsy: Check with your physician for the possibility that you may have developed other conditions like hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, organic brain disorders, lack of exercise or poor sleep habits. He may need to reevaluate your medications. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are the effects of provigil on narcolepsy?

What are the effects of provigil on narcolepsy?

Wakefulness: Modafinil is classified as a somnolytic, and promotes alertness and wakefulness through selective activation of wake and sleep centers in the central nervous system. The fda has approved its use in nacrolepsy, adjunctive treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea, and shift-work sleep disorder. Off-label, it's used for adhd and adjectively for depression. ...Read more

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