Generic name: armodafinil
Dosage form: tablet
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Narcolepsy
The recommended dose of NUVIGIL for patients with OSA or narcolepsy is 150 mg to 250 mg given once daily in the morning. In patients with OSA, doses up to 250 mg/day, given as a single dose, have been well tolerated, but there is no consistent evidence that these doses confer additional benefit beyond that of the 150 mg/day dose [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3) and Clinical Studies (14.1, 14.2)].
Shift Work Disorder (SWD)
The recommended dose of NUVIGIL for patients with SWD is 150 mg given daily approximately 1 hour prior to the start of their work shift. [see Clinical Studies (14.3)]
The dose of NUVIGIL should be reduced in patients with severe hepatic impairment, with or without cirrhosis. [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]
Use in Geriatric Patients
Consideration should be given to the use of lower doses and close monitoring in geriatric patients. [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)]