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Complete overview of Modafinil 200 mg


Modafinil 200 mg is a prescription medication and it used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy).It restores the normal sleep cycle and improves wakefulness that make you stay awake and reduce the tendency to fall asleep.

Modafinil 200 mg may be consumed with food or empty stomach.Take this medication on daily and on time to get the best result. You can take 1 in a day bebore you start your work.You may get withdrawal if you stop this medication suddenly. To prevent the symptoms you can lower down the dose slowly. Modafinil 100 mg may decrease your sleepiness, but it won’t cure sleep disorder.


Withdrawal symptoms of Modafinil 200 mg

  • Confusion
  • Shaking
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Nausea


Side effects of Modafinil 200 mg

  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Mouth sores
  • Chest pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thinking about killing or harming yourself
  • Peeling skin


This medication may also cause some other side effects.Once your body gets immune to this medication the side effect may decrease but if you constantly get these side effects you should consult your doctor.


What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss any dose do not try to take double dose to make up. You can skip if you forget to take the dose on time as it can make it harder for you to sleep.


What should I avoid while taking Modafinil 200 mg?

Modafinil may damage your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert while taking this medicine.Leave other dangerous activities until you know how this medicine will affect your level of wakefulness. Avoid drinking Alcohol while using Modafinil.


Dosage Of Modafinil 200 mg :

 Usual Adult Dose for Narcolepsy;

200 mg orally one time in a day in the morning.


Usual Adult Dose for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome:

200 mg orally in a day in the morning

It is used for the  treatment to improve wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy and OSA.


Where can I store Modafinil(Provigil)?

Store Modafinil at temperature away from heat and moisture.


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Do I need a prescription for modafinil?



Modafinil 200 mg

  • Chemical formula  – C15H15NO2s

    Drug class - psychostimulant

    Trade name - Provigil

    USES  -

    • used in narcolepsy
    • It increases attention span and improve accuracy.
    • It helps people who works at night shift to help them awake and alert.
    • It has Also been found to reduce euphoria produced by cocaine, and it suppresses cocaine withdrawal syndrome.

    Advantage -

    • Occupational drug.
    • Helps to mitigate fatigue

    Side effects - 

    • Insomnia
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Dyspepsia
    • Dizziness
    • Amnesia
    • Hypertension

    Absorbed within 2 to 4 hours

    Half-life is 15 hours , duration of action is 4 hours . Excretion is through urine  and Bioavailability is not determined due to aqueous insolubility.


    Dose -100 to 200 mg morning and afternoon for narcolepsy, sleep apnea syndrome.

    Or 200 mg 1 hour before starting night shift work.

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