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Provigil is a medication that is used for treating excessive sleepiness. It is specifically used to help people with sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or shift work sleep disorder stay awake. Provigil, which is available by prescription, comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day. Side effects that have been reported with the drug include nausea, anxiety, headache, and insomnia.
- 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.
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take it with or without food. If the medicine seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.