Is there a better medication to help stay awake?
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Provigil is a prescription medicine used to help people stay awake. Specifically, it is approved to treat people with excessive sleepiness due to the following:
Narcolepsy; sleep apnea (known medically as obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome or OSAHS); shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), a problem in people who work night shifts or who frequently change between day and night work shifts.
At this time, it is not known exactly how Provigil works to promote wakefulness. It does not work like other stimulants. The medication is known to affect certain brain chemicals, but this does not seem to be the way that the drug works, since blocking Provigil's effect on such chemicals does not stop it from working.
However, please do talk to a doc/pharmacist for more info, hope this helps?
- Provigil Information for Consumers
- Provigil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provigil (detailed)
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