What is Modavigil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Modafinil

Modivigil is an international brand of modafinil, stimulant used to improve wakefulness in patients with narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder; adjunctive therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 4 4
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 1
Multiple sclerosis 2 1
Increased insomnia 1 2
Narcolepsy 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Modavigil

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Drugged feeling 1
Dry mouth 1
Increased anxiety 1
Irritability 1
Labile mood 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Modavigil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Modavigil

Duration

Stopped taking Modavigil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Modavigil

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would certainly recommend this drup to keep you awake but it does not increase energy levels
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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