The most common Provigil side effects are back pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, nervousness, stomach upset, stuffy nose, and sleep disturbances.
More severe but rare side effects that may be indicative of an allergic reaction may include: skin rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, anxiety, and depressed mood.
Also, Provigil can result in psychotic or unusual thinking patterns not based in reality, confusion, hallucinations, mouth sores, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue can also result from taking this medication.
What Is Provigil?
Provigil (Modafinil) is a medication that is used to sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and shift-work sleep disorders often developed in those who work during the night shift. It works by interacting with the chemicals in the brain that control sleepiness and alertness.
Further, because it increases attention and focus, this makes Provigil a potential alternative to ADHD medications such as Ritalin, etc. for those who also suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Signs of overdose may include insomnia, mood changes, agitation, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, tremors, chest pain, and severe diarrhea.
Most folks only run into trouble when they do not follow the prescription guidelines. In order to avoid an overdose or avoid any potential harmful medical reactions, only take Provigil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the prescription exactly, and if ask questions if you do not understand something.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you have any questions about your dose or medication, contact your prescribing doctor right away.
Report any and all side effects, no matter how minor you may think they are, to your prescribing doctor right away. If you experience any serious or potentially life-threatening side effects, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room.
Severe symptoms and signs of a potential allergic reaction may include skin reactions, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, etc.
Once your symptoms are stabilized at the hospital emergency room and you are discharged from the hospital, contact your prescribing doctor and inform them about your condition and situation.
Although it may sound obvious, do not take any medication that is not prescribed for you, and never share or sell your medication to others.