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Nuvigil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, shift work disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. Nuvigil is also known by its drug name, armodafinil.

Nuvigil belongs to a category of drugs called stimulants. Nuvigil is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Nuvigil is taken once daily in the morning.

Nuvigil comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Nuvigil lists common side effects including headache, nausea, dizziness, and sleep problems.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Nuvigil include a serious skin rash, allergic reactions, swelling, persistent sleepiness that can affect the ability to drive safely, and mental or psychiatric changes.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Nuvigil — Teva

Nuvigil — RxList

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) for Narcolepsy Questions

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