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Modafinil: Oral tablet

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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Par Pharm
Pill Identification: PROVIGIL  |  200mg
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: J  |  41
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: J  |  41
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Par Pharm
Pill Identification: PROVIGIL  |  100mg
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: J  |  4 2
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: L234 
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: L233 
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: PROVIGIL  |  100 MG
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: WPI  |  3155
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: PROVIGIL  |  200 MG
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: M  |  100 MG
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Ingenus Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: M  |  200 MG
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: WPI  |  3155
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
Karalex Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: M  |  200 MG
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Modafinil 200mg Tablet
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: J  |  4 2
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Modafinil 100mg Tablet
Karalex Pharma, LLC
Pill Identification: M  |  100 MG

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What is this medicine?

MODAFINIL (moe DAF i nil) is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by certain sleep disorders. This includes narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Provigil: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Modafinil: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
57.62%
42.38%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
1.85%
22.73%
46.11%
29.31%
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View All 14 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

Lifesaver
This is a life altering medication for someone with severe sleep apnea. I got my life back. It's important for me to be mindful of my sleep/awake schedule and this medication helps keep it on track, otherwise I would nap everyday and still feel sleepy.. When I first started taking it caused some jitteriness but will quickly go away after taking daily for a week or so.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
December 15, 2016
From: Tulsa, OK
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Life altering works as intended
I was having severe problems during my daily commute. I would sometimes have to pull over and take two or three rest breaks on the one hour trip home just to stay safe. I went through a sleep study to try to diagnose the reason for my difficulty in staying awake throughout the day. The diagnosis was a fairly generic "Excessive Daytime Drowsiness Disorder". While taking this prescription, I am able to stay awake without difficulty all day long, but still able to go to sleep at night or even take a nap if I wish.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Drowsy Driver
September 04, 2016
From: Salem, NH
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intended
Medication works for the reasons needed. Have no bad side effects.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
August 20, 2016
From: Marmora, NJ
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


1/2 pill Works for My Depression
I have discovered that Modafinil works great for my depression. If I take more than 1/2 pill in the morning, I have trouble going to sleep en the evening. If I do get over stimulated by the Modafinil, I can take an old style antihistamine like Benadryl that makes me drowsy and I can sleep fine.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
July 14, 2016
From: Dallas, TX
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


5 years experience taking provigil
It relieves exhaustion without raising BP OR HEART RATE UNLIKE Sympathomimetics E.G., ADDERALL OR DEXEDRINE. MY INSURANCE WILL PAY FOR IT NO LONGER SO I'LL HAVE TO START CRANKING IT UP. iF YOU Can pay for it, however, get it.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
SENTINAL OF THE CITY
June 26, 2016
From: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


works great for depression
Works extremely well for my depression and and daytime sleeplyness.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
coopers up
May 03, 2016
From: santa clarita, CA
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works great for me
I have been on Modafinil for 5 years. I have had to have one dosage increase. I take it for Narcolepsy. My advise with this medication is DO NOT SKIP A DOSE. This is so important! It can't work if you don't take it. It is a strong drug and shouldn't be taken lightly. Understand why you need it, what to expect, how often testing is required. Your Insurance will most likely have testing you need to do first and you might need Pre Authorization and Medical Necessity proven before you can get the Drug. It took me 5 months.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
April 13, 2016
From: Layton, UT
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


works in am
works in am fall asleep daily, if i dont remain active i will certainly fall asleep watching tv or a movie.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
February 05, 2016
From: Austin, TX
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Life Changing Medication
After chemo nothing worked for fatigue, depression and cognitive abilities until my doctor suggested I try Provigil. This medication gave me my life back. Consideration should be given in FDA approval for cancer patients needs.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
Thankful
January 19, 2016
From: Tryon, NC
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as intended
This drug has improved my quality of life. It works well in keeping me alert during the day as well as improving my cognitive abilities. It has improved my mood and my ability to focus.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 21, 2015
From: Sacramento, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Somewhat Effective
I experienced less sleepiness while taking this medication. It caused a considerable amount of dryness in my mouth and nose, as well as my lips, but not to an extent that was unmanageable. I was fine while I was taking 10 mg a day. A couple of days after increasing the dosage to 20 mg, I started breaking out in a rash on the top of my back, which traveled up my neck, around the side of my neck up on to my face, and on the sternum area in front. I took Benadryl right away, and every 4 hours for a few days and the rash is almost completely gone now.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 1
sd17
June 30, 2015
From: Haverhill, MA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Disagree


Effective Mood Lifter
Modafinil is effective in relieving not only fatigue due to major depressive disorders but it is also a very effective mood brightener/lifter. It has worked for me while the medications approved for treating MDD have not. Plus, it is noticeable within an hour instead of weeks.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 0
Buddy
May 13, 2015
From: New Braunfels, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Works Perfect
I take Modafinil for Shift Work Sleep Disorder and boy does it work wonderful I'm able to stay awake at work without dozing off to sleep.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
March 20, 2014
From: BATON ROUGE, LA
Age: 19-24
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


positive
Modafinal works well to prevent drowsiness and to improve mood.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 2
CVS Customer
February 16, 2014
From: longmeadow, MA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree