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Would it cost for provigil?

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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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...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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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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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?

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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