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Provigil, or Modafinil, is used to help people who have narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hyponea, or shift work sleep disorder to stay awake during the day. Provigil does not cure these conditions and will only work as long as you continue to take it.

Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown how Provigil may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.

Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.

It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and don’t stop taking Provigil without discussing it with your doctor first.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: blurred vision or other vision changes; chest pain; chills or fever; clumsiness or unsteadiness; confusion; dizziness or fainting; increased thirst and increased urination; mental depression; problems with memory; rapidly changing moods; shortness of breath; sore throat; trouble in urinating; or uncontrolled movements of the face, mouth, or tongue.

PROVIGIL (modafinil) is a wakefulness-promoting agent for oral administration. Modafinil is a racemic compound. The chemical name for modafinil is 2-[(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide. The molecular formula is C15H15NO2S and the molecular weight is 273.36. Modafinil is a white to off-white, crystalline powder that is practically insoluble in water and cyclohexane. It is sparingly to slightly soluble in methanol and acetone. PROVIGIL tablets contain 100 mg or 200 mg of modafinil and the following inactive ingredients: lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, and magnesium stearate.

Provigil has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Provigil
Generic name: Modafinil

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.: Add date: 2006-11-01 18:04:21 .: Score: 4

Increased thirst, general discomfort, nausea, dizziness

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