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User Reviews for Modafinil

Also known as: Provigil

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ADHD
8.9
   
19 reviews 35 medications
Fatigue
8.7
   
32 reviews 0 medications
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
8.6
   
18 reviews 2 medications
Depression
8.4
   
43 reviews 80 medications
Obstructive Sleep Ap...ypopnea Syndrome
8.2
   
32 reviews 2 medications
Narcolepsy
7.1
   
105 reviews 15 medications
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
7.0
   
30 reviews 2 medications
Hypersomnia
6.7
   
12 reviews 29 medications
Summary of Modafinil reviews 7.9 291 reviews

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For Narcolepsy: "This drug has absolutely zero effect on me. I've taken doses from 50mg up to 400 mg and I don't feel anything. I can take it and go to sleep immediately. For me, this is basically a sugar pill. I wish I had the great experiences others report, but I seem to be a total non-responder."

   
2.0

Sleepy (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 11, 2018

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For Narcolepsy: "I’ve tried everything in the books, still on a desperate, [feels like] never ending search to find something that keeps me awake and functional for a day. I’ve been on Dexedrine for the past 5 years, and it’s by far my favourite, no side effects, prevents my cateplexy from occurring, however after a certain amount of time (I would say a year) I have to switch off of it for a few months because my body becomes used to it. Ritalin makes my heart go nuts + anxiety. Modafinil, I’ve been on it for four days and I hate it, I am so exhausted, doesn’t help at all with sleepiness, and it’s giving me INSANE mood swings. I’m a pretty happy, positive person, however this medication gives me bad anxiety, including an intense panic attack last night, makes me want to cry at everything, also feeling depressed. It’s like PMS times a million! Pay attention to your moods if you are trying it out. Good luck with all your narcoleptic journeys, one day we will feel awake!"

   
1.0

JackieZzzz May 9, 2018

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For Narcolepsy: "I have had very little side effect on this medication and it helps a lot. There is stronger drugs out there but I cannot stand their side effects. So this is good for me and maybe others that dislike the side effects of other medications."

   
8.0

James (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 7, 2018

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For Depression: "They should use it more"

   
9.0

nick (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2018

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For Depression: "Within days of taking provigil with another antidepressant I was feeling so much better. I was starting a new job and really needed to be on top of things, not sad and teary eyed. It gave me focus, energy and a feeling of wellbeing, finally! Unfortunately my current insurance will not ok it for treatment of depression as that was not what it was originally used for. Very disappointing because it worked so well for so many years."

   
10

Connie (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 25, 2018

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For ADHD: "This is an untapped gem for people with ADHD. Yes I take it off label (particularly armodafinil) but it certainly works. Yes you might not feel as energetic as you do if you take adderall. But if you are looking for a change or just a break or every other week break from adderall to allow your poor brain and central nervous system some rest, this is for you."

   
9.0

Kt (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 23, 2018

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For Depression: "I tried this medication for SAD (seasonal depression) complete lack of motivation and tiredness. I immediately felt my mood was enhanced and more positive and definitely helps with procrastination - got so much done. Not sure if I will take it every day as I've read it's best to have a break after a few days. Worked for me"

   
9.0

NONAME (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2018

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For Depression: "I concentrate much better, my memory has improved and seem to be much cheerful. Wow, this is an incredible drug. I think I'm gonna go back to College and conquer my classes and get my degree."

   
9.0

Mackman007 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2018

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For Narcolepsy: "I took this for about two months. I did help me stay awake a little longer, but I was still having sleep attacks. The headaches/migraines were also unbearable. I also had to switch to a pharmacy that prescribed 60days not just 30. Without that it would have been 150$ a month with insurance."

   
1.0

Tori (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2018

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For Narcolepsy: "This drug has made my husband have ED, he now is SO moody , irritable & nasty to live with... I have to live on other side of our home to avoid getter Blasted with his daily insults, demeaning belligerent horribleness!!"

DiannaPiano February 17, 2018

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For Fatigue: "worked for 2 weeks"

   
2.0

dr law (taken for less than 1 month) February 10, 2018

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For Depression: "I started Provigil (Modafinil) to treat the extreme fatigue due to major depressive disorder. I've only been taking 100mg daily for two days, but the effects are immediate. I can think faster and more clearly (no more brain fog), my depression is non-existent, and I have a tremendous boost of energy! The only side effect has been heart palpitations in the afternoon. I've read this goes away after about a week. Not bothersome enough to stop. My insurance wouldn't cover the cost to use it for depression. With an online coupon I was able to get it for under $70. All other pharmacies were between $115 and $600 for a month supply! And those prices are for the generic with coupon. Cash prices for brand name was a little over $1,000!"

   
9.0

SadandSleepy (taken for less than 1 month) December 21, 2017

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For Fatigue: "Overall not good. Worked great at giving me focus, but took my appetite away and effects wore off after 5-6 hours when a headache kicked in. After about twenty uses it made me come out in an itchy red rash in exactly the same places on face and neck, but worse each time. Threw them away after 3 episodes of this."

JoJoIt December 17, 2017

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Provigil (modafinil) for Narcolepsy: "I am a Nurse . I gave in and began to take Provigil because I could not safely transfer my clients for appointments . I could NOT stay awake behind the wheel of a car or any time I sat still .Provigil has been a life changer! I started with 100mg once a day 4 years ago. It still works and no side effects!"

   
10

Dozzzzzzzer (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 17, 2017

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For Narcolepsy: "My insurance wouldn’t cover it without a prior authorization & it would’ve cost me $780 cash at other pharmacies. I shopped around & found it at CostCo for $35 (that’s correct: THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS!) so don’t lose hope! My insurance has now approved it & my co-pay is $50 so I STILL get it at CostCo! This is an amazing drug that helps me stay awake for 8 hours, without euphoria or building a tolerance. It’s helped me reclaim my life from Narcolepsy & Fibromyalgia - no longer exhausted, but productive!"

   
10

LucyAinCO (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 15, 2017

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For Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "Great stuff to stay awake and keep alertness throughout the night. It's a lifesaver for me. I use to pass out driving home every morning. Now I make it home safe."

Entity247 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 15, 2017

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For Narcolepsy: "Been taking modafinil for 2 years. When I don't take this drug I'm more prone to taking involuntary naps, dozing, and falling asleep early in the day. This drug had allowed me to live a normal life with exceptional benefits and no withdrawal /side effects. On the off day I decline to take it so my tolerance does not build. I sometimes get angry that recreational users with no prescription write reviews about this drug because they have no experience with sleep disorders and thus have a skewed idea of what this drug can do for those that do."

   
9.0

Joelben December 13, 2017

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For Narcolepsy: "I've been taking Modafinil for 10 years, highest dose they can prescribe. In fairness, I have a 2 problems going on. The narcolepsy and a sleep disorder. I do not get adequate REM sleep. The best sleep I've ever had was with IV sedation for surgery. I wake up every day tired. Though taking Modafinil helps, it is not consistently helpful and does not prevent me from nodding off...depending on situation. My doctor has not wanted to switch drugs. I can say it helps some, but is not as effective as I'd hoped for. for those who do not have insurance coverage, I found a site online that fills this script (income based) 270 tablets/3 mos $80"

debbinz (taken for 10 years or more) December 2, 2017

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Provigil (modafinil) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "jittery, dry mouth, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, exacerbated hand tremors, diarrhea, nausea, headache, hot flash every day. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) marginally improved at best."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2017

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For Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I work long hours at an ED in a small Swiss community hospital. Had bad trouble staying awake. I took everything - caffeine pills, OTC ephedrine at high doses, on the end even tramadol, ritalin and benzos. Modafinil helped me get off these pills - with 200 mg I can stay awake a whole busy 14-hour shift. As side effects I noticed some mild headaches, dehydration, nausea and kind of mild aggression. In Switzerland it's off label and only for narcolepsy, therefore you have no insurance coverage. 100 mg generic modafinil from TEVA are 2.50 CHF or so (about 2.45 USD), guess it's worth it."

   
9.0

T., anonym November 15, 2017

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For Narcolepsy: "I am diagnosed with Bipolar, ADHD Inattentive Type and Narcolepsy without Cataplexy. Modafinil generic or Brand name is very effective in uncontrolled daytime sleepiness without disturbing nightime sleep as long as it is not taken too late in the day. Helps with depression and focus and general energy. It literally saved my life by stopping me from falling asleep while driving and saved the lives of others. Generic is still pricey and the Insurance will not want to pay for it."

   
9.0

Metatron2 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 26, 2017

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For Depression: "Depressive mood with ability to function well but have noted a significant improvement I mood since prescribed. Thankfully. Have to monitor amount I take and should not mix with strong coffee"

   
10

Cotswnw (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2017

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For Depression: "It's only my first day on modafinil and what an impact it has made! My head is crystal clear, no confusion, no negative feelings or procrastination. After about 3 hours of taking the medication I had my whole day planned out and was able to complete each and every task with ease. I am 50 years old and up until today had spent most of my life unable to complete the simplest of tasks. I would just spend my time thinking about the task and waste away the time, to sum up my life to this point has been full of promises and unfulfilled potential. But after my first day on modafinil I feel that my life has just begun. I pray that the effects of modafinil do not diminish. I have decided to keep a video diary of my journey on youtube"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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For Hypersomnia: "I have just started using this med after extensive sleep testing. Due to medical reason and just my own internal clock I seem to have a combination of Insomnia and Hypersonmia. I'm currently only prescribed 100 mg 1/day. I guess I was hoping for a magic bullet, but the first day I took it I promptly fell back asleep. The second day I was able to stay away and actually focus on getting things done. Today I slept for 36 hours straight in spite of taking it and am ready to go right back to bed. It also gives me some killer headaches. Being so new to it, and having seen positive results on one out of three days, I'm hoping that they'll be able to increase my dosage when I check in with the specialist in a couple of weeks."

   
5.0

Akeidolon (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2017

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Provigil (modafinil) for Narcolepsy: "Awake ..... Euphoria!"

   
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Bill Zzzzzz (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 7, 2017

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