Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

Nuvigil (Armodafinil)

Nuvigil (armodafinil) is a medication that promotes wakefulness.

Synonyms:

Armodafinil

Nuvigil (Armodafinil) 150mg

Package
10 pill x 150mg $20.00
20 pill x 150mg $38.00
30 pill x 150mg $54.00
60 pill x 150mg $102.00
90 pill x 150mg $144.00
120 pill x 150mg $180.00

Details

Indications:

Nuvigil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or shift work sleep disorder. Nuvigil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.


How to take:

Take Nuvigil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.


This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.


Nuvigil is usually given for up to 12 weeks. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Nuvigil is usually taken each morning to prevent daytime sleepiness, or 1 hour before the start of a work shift to treat work-time sleep disorders.


If you are taking Nuvigil to treat sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea, you may also be treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine is an air pump connected to mask that gently blows pressurized air into your nose while you sleep. The pump does not breathe for you, but the gentle force of air helps keep your airway open to prevent obstruction.


Precautions:

Before using Nuvigil, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, heart disease or high blood pressure, a heart valve disorder, a history of mental illness, a history of drug or alcohol addiction, or if you have recently had a heart attack. Nuvigil may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid other dangerous activity until you know how this medication will affect your level of wakefulness.
Stop taking Nuvigil and call your doctor if you have a skin rash, no matter how mild. A medicine similar to armodafinil has caused severe skin reactions serious enough to require hospitalization. Other signs of a severe reaction include fever, sore throat, headache, and vomiting with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
There may be other drugs that can interact with Nuvigil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.