Provigil is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy. Provigil is also known by its drug name, modafinil.
Provigil belongs to a category of drugs called stimulants. Provigil is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Provigil is taken once daily.
Provigil comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Provigil lists common side effects including headache, nausea, nervousness, rhinitis (stuffy nose), diarrhea, back pain, anxiety, insomnia, dizziness, and indigestion.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Provigil include serious rash, allergic reactions, persistent sleepiness, psychiatric symptoms, and cardiovascular disease.
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Provigil — RxList