What is Modafinil Generic and how is it used?
Modafinil Generic is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of excessive sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder. Provigil may be used alone or with other medications.
Modafinil Generic belongs to a class of drugs called Stimulants, CYP3AF Inducers, Moderate.
It is not known if Provigil is safe and effective in children.
What are the possible side effects of Modafinil Generic?
Provigil may cause serious side effects including:
- skin rash (no matter how small),
- blisters or peeling skin,
- mouth sores,
- trouble swallowing,
- shortness of breath,
- swelling in your legs,
- dark urine,
- yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice),
- swelling in your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat,
- suicidal thoughts or actions,
- unusual thoughts or behavior,
- being more active or talkative than usual,
- chest pain,
- trouble breathing, and
- uneven heartbeats
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Provigil include:
- feeling nervous,
- back pain,
- upset stomach,
- sleep problems (insomnia), and
- stuffy nose
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Provigil. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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. The molecular formula is C15H15NO2S and the molecular weight is 273.35.
The chemical structure is:
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: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and pregelatinized starch.