Provigil is the brand name of modafinil which should be taken on prescription and is highly used in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and excessive sleeplessness possibly seen due to narcolepsy. It is mainly used for enhancing the wakefulness of an individual. If the drug is prescribed, you can buy Provigil online easily from our site.
What is the Composition of Provigil tablet?
Provigil consists of active and inactive ingredients which makes it soluble in water. The active ingredient is modafinil which is insoluble in water and the inactive ingredients present are lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch and croscarmellose sodium.
What are the dosage and uses of Provigil tablet?
The doses available are of 100mg and 200mg capsule-shaped, white to off-whitein color. This drug is to be consumed orally. The average dose is 200mg but for narcolepsy and sleep apnea a higher dose of 400mg is advised to be consumed in the morning time. Whereas, a lower dose of 100mg is given to senior citizens and people with medical conditions. The drug should not be consumed close to the bedtime as it hampers the sleep but should be taken 1 hour before you want to be fully alert.
Drug overdose should be avoided as it may lead to severe complications like hallucinations, severe restlessness,and irregular heartbeat. If complications are noticed due to overdose, contact the doctor immediately.
FDA approved uses of Provigil online are,
- Sleepiness due to narcolepsy
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Shift work sleep disorder
The conditions in which use of Provigil is not approved by FDA are,
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Weight loss
What is the mechanism of action and drug interaction of Provigil?
Provigil acts on the brain and trigger to release the chemicals which promotes wakefulness. It raises histamine levels in the hypothalamus and acts as a weak dopamine inhibitor, starts to release orexin neuropeptides and histamine from the hypothalamus and a tuberomammillary nucleus which leads to extreme wakefulness.
Provigil should not be taken along with any other drug as it may cause drug interaction which leads to severe complications and if any complication is noticed then it is important to inform the health care expert. Few drugs which shouldn’t be taken along with Provigil are listed below. There are many more drugs which are not mentioned in the below list. Therefore, it is important to consult a health care expert if you are on any other medication and wish to take Provigil.
- Heart problems and medications are taken for the same
- Oral contraceptives
This drug also interacts with caffeine and alcohol. Hence, should be avoided.
What are the side effects of the drug?
Provigil is a controlled substance i.e. schedule V prescription drug which can lead to drug abuse and hence should be kept safely to avoid fraud usage. One should consult health care expert before taking the tablets. It should be avoided in presence of allergies and history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Effects like rashes, headache, back pain, chest pain, diarrhea, anxiety, nausea, nervousness, loss of appetite, etc are commonly seen.
Some uncommon side effects like,
- Severe rashes
- Anxiety, depression, confusion,and irritability.
- Allergic reactions like rashes, swelling of the face, breathing issue, increased heartbeat
- Heart problems like chest pain, high blood pressure,and breathing issues.
- Hallucinations in which suicidal thoughts can also come.