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. Provigil 100mg and 200mg is available
Description of Provigil 200mg
PROVIGIL 200mg (modafinil) is a wakefulness-promoting agent for oral administration. Modafinil is a racemic compound. The chemical name for modafinil is 2-[(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl] acetamide. Provigil is available without prescription.
The molecular formula is C15H15NO2S and the molecular weight is 273.35.
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.
Uses of Provigil 200mg
It is most often used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder.
How to use Provigil 200mg
For narcolepsy, take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Or, if your doctor directs you to, the total daily dose of Modafinil may be divided into a morning dose and a noon dose.
For obstructive sleep apnea, take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Continue your other treatment (such as the CPAP machine, mouth device) unless your doctor tells you to stop.
If you are using modafinil for shift work sleep disorder, take it by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day 1 hour before you start your work shift.
Dosage of Provigil 200mg
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Provigil dosage is 200 or 400 mg daily. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Side Effects of Provigil 200mg
Common side effects of Provigil 200mg are:
Upper respiratory tract infection,
Dry mouth, and
Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Call your Physician if you are experiencing serious side effects of Provigil 200mg including:
Easy bruising or bleeding,
Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, or
Mental/mood changes (such as confusion, depression, hallucinations, rare thoughts of suicide).
Withdrawal Symptoms of Provigil
Most patients notice they are more tired than usual after they stop their Modafinil treatment.
Shortness of breath