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Provigil is used to improve wakefulness in people who have:
- excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
- stopped breathing while sleeping or have difficulty breathing while sleeping (obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome)
- shift work sleep disorder
Precautions for Provigil
Provigil can decrease the effectiveness of certain contraceptives including birth control pills and implantable contraceptives.If you are using these types of contraceptives while taking Provigil and for 1 month after you stop treatment with Provigil you should either use:
- an alternate birth control method, or
- another effective birth control method together with your current contraceptive.
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.
Call your health care provider if you develop a skin rash, hives, or any other allergic reactions.
Side Effects of Provigil
- feeling anxious
- trouble sleeping
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