From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Provigil® is a prescription drug that treats sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea. The active ingredient in Provigil® is modafinil, which works by affecting chemicals in the brain that control alertness and sleep. Provigil® is classified as a wakefulness promoting agent. Patients usually take the drug once per day. Provigil® can be habit forming, causing withdrawal symptoms if discontinued abruptly.
Provigil® coupons, printable coupon discounts, and Cephalon rebates and patient assistance programs can reduce the cost of Provigil®. There may also be free samples of Provigil® available so that patients may try out the medication at no charge.
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|Brand name for||Modafinil|
|Uses||To treat excessive sleepiness disorders such as narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea|
|Side effects||Headache, nervousness, back pain, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, upset stomach, thirst, nosebleeds, more|
|Administration||Available as a tablet to be taken by mouth|
|Types of coupons||Discounts, promotional offers and prescription support programs|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
Provigil® is a brand name for the generic drug modafinil. Provigil® is available by prescription only. This alertness-improving medication may be prescribed to treat patients who have been diagnosed with excessive sleepiness disorders such as narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Modafinil may also be used with breathing devices or other treatments for patients with OSA. Common drug side effects include dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, nervousness, back pain, nausea, diarrhea, reduced appetite, flushing, sweating, confusion, and upset stomach. It works by changing or altering the levels of certain chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters) that influence wakefulness and sleep.  This drug is considered to be a stimulant since it stimulates the brain to promote wakefulness. Modafinil gained FDA approval in December, 1998.
Provigil® (modafinil) is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) due to its potential for abuse and dependence. The medication should be kept in a safe place to prevent abuse or misuse.
Provigil Coupons and Patient Assistance Programs
Provigil® may advertise occasional coupons on the official website, though they are not always available.
Cephalon biopharmaceutical company has a patient assistance program for people who cannot afford their Provigil® (modafinil) prescription. Information on this prescription discount and support program is available from the CephalonCares® Foundation. This program helps patients with no prescription drug coverage. In order to qualify, patients must meet the following income requirements:
- Individuals: $32,670 or less
- Couples: $44,130 or less
- Families of three: $55,590 or less
- Families of four: $67,050
- Families of five: $78,510
Patients may call 877-CEPH881 (877-237-4881) to have an application sent to them via fax or postal mail. The application can also be downloaded from the CephalonCares Foundation website.
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