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Provigil® (modafinil) is a prescription drug used for treating excessive sleepiness in people with narcolepsy, sleep apnea, or shift work sleep disorder. It comes in tablet form and is typically taken once daily. Headache, nervousness, and nausea are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
Although it is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this medication. Provigil's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, are taking certain medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this medication, including other issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, click Provigil.)
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