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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 4 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
Is there a generic for provigil available in the united states yet? I've tried to find an answer, but have found mixed results.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 4 more doctor answers
Call pharmacy: Most of the docs who volunteer to answer questions on this forum are in the USA. We have several South African docs who contribue as well. I am from the US and I cannot find anything definite on supply of Provigil currently. Call your pharmacy or your GP and ask. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im getting my bilirubin checked tomorrow, if i take a modifinil/provigil today, could that mess up my test? Make it more elevated than it actually is?
Probably not: It would be highly unusual for this medication to affect your liver functions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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