When your doctor has decided to put you on a new drug you should be sure to do your research on it before taking it in your daily routine. After all you cannot expect your doctor to predict how your body may react to a new medication. There is a lot of information that you can find out on the Internet such as side effects, complications with your medical history, or even possible allergic reactions.
Provigil is a medication for wakefulness. The medication works by altering the chemicals in the brain producing an alert feeling to the user. Provigil is used to treat patients that are experiencing problems caused by lack of sleep in result of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or even shift work. There may be other conditions in which Provigil is used to treat that are not listed here.
Below are some facts about Provigil:
– You should not take Modafinil if you are allergic to Provigil or Nuvigil.
– Do not take Provigil if you have heart disease, liver disease, or kidney disease.
– Tell your healthcare provider if you have previously suffered from a heart attack or angina. – See your doctor if you develop a rash while taking Provigil.
Users of drugs similar to Provigil have reported the occurrence of rashes while taking the medications.
– It is not known whether or not Provigil can harm a baby. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future.
– Let your healthcare provider know if you are breast feeding because the drug can be passed from mother to baby through breast milk.
– Provigil should never be taken by patients that are under the age of 16.
– Do not take this medication in any way other that what was directed by your healthcare provider.