Provigil safety consumer information

Provigil is a prescription medication that is used as a stimulant for eliminating sleep disorders associated with excessive drowsiness. This drug is used to promote wakefulness required for overcoming such disorders as narcolepsy, sleep apnea and work shift sleep disorder. Provigil works by affecting specific neurotransmitters in the brain and exciting the central nervous system. However, in contrast to other stimulants it doesn't cause fatigue or excessive activity when used. Of course, it requires a proper dosage to be set and the prescription to be followed thoroughly, so you'll need to consult with your doctor first.

When you'll be discussing the use of Provigil with your doctor make sure to mention all the medications you're currently taking, including prescription, non-prescription, recreational drugs, dietary or vitamin supplements. Do not start taking any medications while using Provigil without telling your doctor first. This will help prevent unnecessary drug interactions that may have negative side-effects for your health.

Certain health conditions may require the dosage of Provigil to be adjusted. So make sure to inform your doctor if you have chest pain (angina), blood pressure problems, heart diseases, a recent history of heart attack or stroke, liver or kidney disorders, history of substance abuse. It's in your own interest to tell your doctor about all the health conditions that you have in order to take the drug safely.

Provigil should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor by following the instruction in your prescription label. The medication is usually taken in the morning in order to prevent daytime sleepiness or before the work shift if used to promote wakefulness during work. The drug is usually prescribed for twelve weeks however the duration of the course as well as the exact dosage strongly depends on the exact situation the drug is used in.

Do not take Provigil with alcohol, any other stimulants or other substances that affect the central nervous system. This may alter the effects of the drug and cause serious side effects to occur.

Because Provigil affects the central nervous system it may impair your thinking and reactions. That's hwy it is strongly recommended to avoid driving, operating machinery or performing any other risky tasks before you know exactly how Provigil will influence your sense of awareness and concentration abilities.

Skin rashes may occur while using the drug and it is strongly encouraged to stop taking Provigil and contact your doctor as soon as possible with signs of even a mild skin rash. This side effect is quite rare but if left untreated may cause serious skin disorders that may require hospitalization.