Is it an ADD medicine ?
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Provigil (modafinil) is a medication that promotes wakefulness. The way it works is not fully understood - it is thought to work by altering the natural chemicals in the brain but in a different way to standard stimulant medications such as methylphenidate and amphetamine.
Provigil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or shift work sleep disorder.
Provigil is sometimes used off-label (not an FDA approved use) to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
(Provigil has not been shown to be safe and effective for any use in children younger than 16 years old. Studies in younger children showed an increased risk of side effects (some dangerous), without any real benefit for treating narcolepsy.)
For more information see: https://www.drugs.com/provigil.html
- Provigil Information for Consumers
- Provigil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provigil (detailed)
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