Article: Provigil Consumer Information

What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?

Tell your doctor or health care provider if you:

  • have any heart conditions (including valve problems, irregular heart beat, recent heart attack, or unstable chest pain)
  • have a history of mental illness
  • have liver problems
  • are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription, because certain other medications can interact with Provigil.

What are some possible side effects of Provigil?

(This is not a complete list of side effects reported with Provigil. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

  • headache
  • infection
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • feeling anxious
  • trouble sleeping

For more detailed information about Provigil, ask your health care provider.

Date Posted: 2/23/99
Revised: 11/16/00, 5/26/04, 12/29/04ghc

Basic Information

Brand Name: ProvigilĀ®
Active Ingredient: modafinil
Strength(s): 100mg and 200mg
Dosage Form(s): Tablets
Company Name: Cephalon, Inc.
Availability: Prescription only, Schedule IV Controlled Substance
*Date Approved by the FDA: December 24, 1998
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cache Date: February 24, 2005