What is Provigil used for?
Provigil is used to improve
wakefulness in people with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
General Precautions with Provigil:
- Provigil can decrease the effectiveness of certain contraceptives including birth
control pills, and implantable contraceptives. If you are using this type of contraceptive
while taking Provigil and for 1 month after you stop treatment with Provigil you should
- use an alternate birth control method, or
- use another effective birth control method together with your current
- Doses of your other medications may need to be adjusted or you may have
to be monitored more closely.
- Do not drive or operate other complex machinery until you know how Provigil
affects your ability to function.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Call your health care provider if you develop a skin rash, hives, or allergic
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you:
- have any heart conditions, (including valve problems, irregular heart beat,
recent heart attack, or unstable chest pain)
- have a history of mental illness
- have liver problems
- you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider,
including those that you take without a prescription, because
certain other medications can interact with Provigil.
What are some possible side effects of Provigil? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Provigil. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
- Feeling anxious
- Trouble sleeping
For more detailed information about Provigil, ask your health care provider.