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Healthcare providers may prescribe Provigil® tablets to people with narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or sleep apnea to help them stay awake. The medication is known to promote wakefulness, but it is not known exactly how it works. Most people tolerate it well, but potential side effects include insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, and nausea.
Because some people are more likely to experience problems with Provigil than others, before beginning treatment, it's important to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking and other medical conditions you may have. If you or someone else accidentally overdoses on this medicine, seek prompt medical attention.
(Click Provigil for more details about the drug, including information on what it is used for, when and how to take it, and other side effects that may occur during treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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