Modafinil / Provigil

Podcast: Modafinil / Provigil Modafinil / Provigil garnered FDA approval as therapy for excessive daytime sleepiness related to narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disorders associated with rotating work shifts.  In spite of these relatively limited authorized indications, more than 90% of prescriptions for Modafinil / Provigil are for so called "off label" indications. Modafinil / Provigil remains an unexplored but popular therapy for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.  Among the other popular uses for Modafinil / Provigil are ADHD, fatigue associated with mood disorders and lethargy resulting from antipsychotic drugs. Modafinil / Provigil gained popularity as a "smart pill" supposedly able to delay sleep and allow increased focus on school or work projects.  Even the armed forces approve its use for troops on missions…
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