Provigil is a smart drug which falls into the category of ‘wakefulness-promoting agent’. It is a prescribed medicine that is given to patients and individuals suffering from an excessive sleep disorder. Provigil is the brand version of Modafinil, which is the active ingredient present in the medicine. For people suffering from an excessive sleep disorder which is caused due to obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness and shift work sleep disorder.
The smart drug helps in promoting wakefulness but it may not cure your excessive sleep disorder; it is just like a solution to treat your excessive sleep disorder. Provigil is a controlled substance (C-IV) as it can be abused or can lead to dependency. So it is always advisable to use Provigil under the supervision of the doctor, the misuse of the medicine can lead to habit-forming which can be very dangerous.
Not only in treating the sleep disorder, the smart pill also enriches and develops the brain executive function and makes the individual more alert, active and productive. With this sleep disorder, a person turns very lethargic and inactive. With this dullness, one cannot manage a life both personally and professionally.
Take a proper doctor’s advice before dosing the pill, as it a prescribed medicine. Knowing your condition, the doctor will prescribe you the dosages. Here is a general that can surely help you in consuming the pill-
• 200mg is the recommended dose for Provigil that you can take daily
• For people suffering from narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea, should take the medicine in the morning with just a glass of water on an empty stomach.
• Do not increase or decrease the dose of the medicine yourself, ask your doctor
• For people suffering from shift work sleep disorder, must take the medicine one hour prior to work
• You can take the medicine with food or without food, but it is advisable to intake the medicine at a constant time
• If you have plan not to remain awake for several hours, just avoid taking the medicine
• Generally, the smart drug is prescribed for 12 weeks or less
• do not take two pills in a day or in one go, even if you happen to miss a dose
Benefits of the pill
The medicine comes with some super benefits and if you follow the words of the doctor it will surely benefit you. The advantages include-
• It is a consumer responsive drug, as the pill comes with least side and adverse effects
• For students, Provigil 200 mg is recommended as it helps in memory building and increase the concentration level
• The smart pill got its approval from FDA in the year 1998 for treating narcolepsy
• The pill works as a brain enhancer and develops the executive level function
• Helps to resists the impulsive action, hence improve the decision-making ability