Provigil (modafinil) is a medication that promotes wakefulness. It is thought to work by altering the natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. This medicine is endorsed for managing sleepiness which is caused by sleep disorder and this tablet also has used to manage the depression symptoms like augmentation of memory and cognitive power.
Take Provigil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Never share Provigil with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Provigil is usually taken each morning to prevent daytime sleepiness, or 1 hour before the start of a work shift to treat work-time sleep disorders.
You may take the tablet with or without food.
Provigil is usually given for 12 weeks or less.
Usual Adult Dose for Narcolepsy: 200 mg orally daily in the morning
Usual Adult Dose for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: 200 mg orally daily in the morning
Usual Adult Dose for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: 200 mg orally daily one hour prior to the start of the work shift
Talk with your doctor about what to do if you miss a dose of Provigil. Avoid taking the medicine if you do not plan to be awake for several hours. Skip the missed dose if it is almost bedtime. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.