Provigil is a prescribed drug by the doctor for the people who complain about extra sleepiness or for those who are suffering from narcolepsy, shift work disorder and obstructive sleep arnea. The main constituent of the drug is the modafinil provigil and the chemical name of it is 2-[(diphenylmethyl) sulfinyl] acetamide. The molecular formula and molecular weight is C15H15NO2S and 273.35 respectively. It is a white crystalline powder which is insoluble in water and cyclohexane.
The drug is slightly soluble in acetone and methanol. One tablet of Provigil consists of 100 or 200 mg of modafinil provigil, and also it consists of inactive compounds like lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium state, croscarmellose sodium and pregeltinized starch.
Provigil should be administered into the body orally, and it should not be injected. Provigil is been classified as federally controlled substance, so one can should use the drug as it has been prescribed by the doctor. It is illegal to give the drug to any other person or sell the drug and one can be punishable under the law if found doing so.
It is been found out that the synergistic reaction of the drug on the catecholaminergic and histaminergic pathway is much lower compared to other stimulant drugs thus it increases the effectiveness of the drug to act like a promoting agent for wakefulness. It is also found that the drug is quite effective for the treatment of attention deflect hyperactivity disorder.
FDA has stated this drug as unsuitable for children below the age of 17 for any purpose as there was suspected case of Stevens-Jhonson syndrome.
Provigil side effects
Provigil has quite a number of side effects. Some of the serious side effects include depression, feeling anxious, thoughts of suicide, aggression, increase in activity, heart problem, trouble in breathing, chest pain, etc. The common side effects of the drug include nausea, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, upset stomach, back pain, stuffy nose, feeling nervous, etc.
One must report to the doctor on facing any complication or side effect at the early stage to prevent any health risk. One must tell the doctor about the current medication and also about the health problem to prevent any interaction of Provigil with other drugs. One must use to take modafinil provigil with any other drug or alcohol as it causes allergic reactions.
People should inform the doctor if they are allergic to any chemical substance to prevent any fatal allergy reaction in the body. One must not take over dose on under dose of Provigil as it may not work if it is taken in under dosage but over dosage may cause serious side effects.
One must take the correct dosage as prescribed. The drug should not be taken for a longer time, unless prescribed by the doctor as one may get addictive towards the drugs.
What Happens if I Miss A Provigil Dose?
Many people do ask about what happen if I miss a provigil dose? One should not worry on missing a provigil dose. The dose should be taken as soon as one remembers of it. One should clarify with the doctor what should be done when a dose is missed.
Provigil is usually given to the people suffering with extra amount of sleep disorder. The duration for which Provigil is recommended to the patients varies from 3 to 4 months as it is not suitable for long tern use as research has found out that one may fall into addiction of the drug.
The information provided on the drug leaflet provides information about the drug and also the answer to what happens if I Miss A Provigil Dose? On having any question one may ask the doctor regarding the use of Provigil.
One should not take extra amount of Provigil if a dose is missed to manage up with the mixed dose as it may cause severe side effects. One should avoid taking Provigil if a dose is missed unless one plans to stay awake for a longer period of time. If one is about to sleep then one can miss the dose and take regular dose from the next day.