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Doctor insights on: Provigil Medication

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Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Provigil: Provigil is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and works for about 12 hours. So you would take it usually when you get up each day. It is unlikely to significantly raise your blood pressure; quite rarely it could raise it a little and your blood pressure meds may be adjusted. ...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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I just started taking a drug called provigil, but I can't afford it. Can you tell me how to apply for hardship case?

I just started taking a drug called provigil, but I can't afford it. Can you tell me how to apply for hardship case?

Provigil: There is a patient assistance program for provigil. Your physician can help you apply for this if you go to this link: http://www. Provigil. Com/prescription_assistance_patient. Aspx good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.

Not to worry: People often confuse sulfa with sulfate and sulfite. They sound similar but not really closely related in term of human biologic response. ...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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Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. Http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index. Cfm? Fuseaction=Search. DrugDetails ...Read more

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I have narcolepsy and take provigil and prosac. I had failed a UA for THC. How is this possible? And why is that the only drug tested positive?

I have narcolepsy and take provigil and prosac. I had failed a UA for THC. How is this possible? And why is that the only drug tested positive?

Limitations: Sometimes, urine drug tests pick up cross reactions, and occasionally the samples get switched. Request another, explain your current meds, and see if result is more pleasing to you. ...Read more

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Can provigil cause positive drug test for meth?

Can provigil cause positive drug test for meth?

It should not: Although Provigil is a stimulant of sorts, its chemical makeup is dissimilar to amphetamines and should not cause a false positive drug test. ...Read more

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Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Don't know: However why you need such medicines? Our goal is to find causes for your symptoms and treat. Please visit us www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you maybwant to make a tel consult or video conference. Hope it helps. Seligiline is for Parkinson's ...Read more

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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 provigil available as a generic in the united states?

Modafinil: Modafinil is generic Provigil but still rather expensive to my knowledge. ...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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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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Provigil/modafinal and risks to liver, should I be concerned?

Provigil/modafinal and risks to liver, should I be concerned?

FDA says..: Whenever you want to know an answer to this question for any medicine, one valuable resource is the FDA approved prescribing PDF. Europe has a similar product. These pdf's almost universally answer that question. Provigil does not require monitoring of liver functioning. ...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

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Does provigil cause appetite loss?

Does provigil cause appetite loss?

Not typically: Although taste and nausea related side effects can impact eating, weight or appetite loss has not been a major outcome of using Provigil (modafinil).

For more information:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000196/. ...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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I am unable to afford provigil and was wondering if there any alternative medicines I can take?

Provigil: Depends on what it's used for, for example if used for sleep disorder with excess daytime sleepiness, then generic form of stimulant such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be an option. ...Read more

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Been on provigil for narcolepsy for 10yrs are then any studies for possible problems with long term use?

Unlikely: Most patients on Provigil do very well without any long-term problems. Always prudent to periodically check liver fnctns and blood count just in case, but unlikely any issues. Also, positive is fact that tolerance with Provigil is rather uncommon, so doseage can stay stable. ...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?

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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Opinions on provigil? Don't look into the question. Just throw your 2 cents in on your thoughts, feelings, what you actually know about it, etc.

Provigil: Provigil has fda indications for narcolepsy, a chronic brain disorder involving poor control of sleep-wake cycles. There are cataplexy, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations with falling asleep and/or waking up. Provigil is useful when prescribed for this. Your additional clinical information mentions that you're already using a stimulant (adderall) without having add. ...Read more

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Have narcolepsy & take provigil 1ce @730am for last 3 weeks. I didn't take over weekend. Took Mon am & haven't slept since. Prob w/ med or condition?

Have narcolepsy & take provigil 1ce @730am for last 3 weeks. I didn't take over weekend. Took Mon am & haven't slept since. Prob w/ med or condition?

Trouble sleeping: Perhaps the medicine is too strong if you have narcolepsy and you have not slept in three days. What does 1ce mean?

Normally provigil is a weak-acting medicine for narcolepsy. Be certain that a special day-time sleep study was used to make the diagnosis. You may find the medicine is too strong because the diagnosis is incorrect. Just a thought. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for modafinil (provigil)?

Yes: In the U.S. It is only available by prescription ...Read more

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Can I take provigil if I have Parkinsons?

It depends: Provigil has been used with daytime somnolence (sleepiness) in Parkinson's patients. But if someone has psychosis associated with their Parkinson's then Provigil may be best avoided as it can worsen these features. ...Read more

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Can you drink caffeine while taking provigil?

Yes but....: Yes, you can but you should be careful because there is a greater risk of side effects.
Provigil and caffeine are both wakefulness promoting agents, so it is possible that the stimulatory effects of the two drugs will be increased when taken together. Use caffeine and other stimulants like energy drink etc with caution. ...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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What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

What are the long term side effects of nuvigil and provigil?

See below: The long-term effects of provigil, which has been prescribed in the us since 1998, are unknown. Users say there are few or no side effects, especially compared with other stimulants. ...Read more

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Can a blood test show elevated levels of provigil/modafinil?

Yes.: It's level in the blood can be measured, but will fluctuate wildly since it is out of your system after 14 hrs! ...Read more

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Can u take 200mg modalert "modafinil" (generic provigil) with 1 lortab 5mg?

Yes, but: This looks like a question you should be asking your doctor. I guess what troubles me is that this sounds like you're getting these two drugs from two different doctors. Best both know what the other is prescribing. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a rash before taking provigil, do I just look for a new one?

What to do if I had a rash before taking provigil, do I just look for a new one?

See a derm: A dermatologist can evaluate your rash to determine if it is worrisome & requires treatment and stopping provigil, or if it is benign, or does not have anything to do with Provigil (modafanil). ...Read more