Side Effects

Various Common And Serious Provigil Side Effects

Side effects are normally being seen for every kind of drug. Provigil is been used for the treatment of people who have a problem with the extra amount of sleep. Provigil helps them to keep awake during the daytime or during their shifts.

Provigil or Modafinil when taken for the first time are seen with some common Provigil side effects like

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • upset stomach,
  • back pain,
  • stuffy nose,
  • feeling nervous,
  • diarrhea.

This side effect goes off within a short period of time.

One may also face some serious side effect like

  • aggression,
  • increase in activity,
  • heart problem,
  • trouble in breathing,
  • thought of suicide,
  • feeling anxious,
  • depression,
  • chest pain, etc.

One facing any of the severe provigil side effects must take immediate medical helps to prevent any health complications. Normally severe side effects are not seen, unless the drug has been taken in overdose. Provigil should not be taken with alcohol as it may increase the change of side effects. One must tell the doctor about the current medications and health problem so that side effects of the drug can be prevented. Provigil should be administered only as per the dosage prescribed by the doctor, and the drug is not recommended to children.

What Other Drugs Will Affect Provigil

Provigil affects the central nervous system of the body directly. So, one must take the drug only under the guidance of the doctor. If one is taking any other medication along with Provigil the doctor should be informed clearly about it to prevent any serious health risk. Many people’s do ask about what Other Drugs Will Affect Provigil and some of the drug which may affect Provigil are propranolol, rifampin, cyclosporine, sedative drugs such as diazepam, triazolam, Midazolam, various anti depressant like amitriptyline, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, MAO inhibitor drug such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline various antifungal medicines like itraconazole, ketoconazole , seizure drugs like carbamazepin, carbamazepin. It is recommended to take Provigil along with this drug.

In the information booklet provided with the drug one can go through what other drugs will affect Provigil to find the complete details. There even other medicines which are not mentioned above may affect Provigil. One should tell doctor about the medications that are used like vitamins, herbal medicines, over the counter drug, minerals etc to prevent any drug interaction. Alcohol also affects Provigil so it should not be taken together. Before starting with any new medicine one should consult the doctor. Improper administration of Provigil may cause severe side effects so it should be taken only under the administration of the doctor.

February 20, 2018