Provigil is prescription drug used to promote wakefulness in adults who suffer from extreme sleepiness caused due to certain sleep disorders like – narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and shift work sleep disorder. Provigil is a drug that is thought to enhance attention and alertness and promote wakefulness, and makes you feel energetic to carry on your work with focus.
Provigil works by influencing the natural chemicals in the brain. Provigil does not cure sleep disorders and do not replace other drugs that are used for treating sleep disorders. Do not stop using the drugs that your doctor prescribes for treating sleep disorders. PROVIGIL is very effective to fight excessive sleepiness and make you more alert and hold on to your energy to complete your work, but it may not stop all your sleepiness.
200 mg dose-this is the dosage prescribed for adult patients with narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA )disorder, this dosage is to be taken orally once a day as a single dose in the morning.
200 mg dose – this is the dosage prescribed for adult patients with shift work sleep disorder ,this to be taken as a single dose approximately 1 hour before the start of the work shift.
Some of the side effects caused by taking Provigil include
- skin rash
- sores in the mouth
- swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat
- dark urine
- Do not consume alcohol
- Avoid driving a car or any vehicle
- Do not get involved in risky activities