Improves alertness. Provigil (Modafinil) is effective in improving alertness, but it can interact with other medicines and shouldn't be used long-term. Helps you focus and stay alert. Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is a first-choice treatment for ADHD that's available as a generic, but it's a stimulant, so it can cause difficulty sleeping and other side effects. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.75 Provigil
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Loss of appetite 34%
Dry mouth 30%
Sleep difficulty 14%
Difficulty sleeping 15%
Stomach pain 4%
More Adderall side effects » How it works Provigil Adderall Provigil (Modafinil) is a stimulant that helps you feel awake. Researchers don't know exactly how Provigil (Modafinil) works, but it probably affects chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases the activity of the hormones norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Type of medication Provigil Adderall Prescription only Prescription only Available as Provigil Adderall Used for Provigil Adderall Risk factors for serious side effects Provigil Adderall › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Current kidney problems › Current liver problems › History of heart problems Detailed Provigil (modafinil) risks & warnings » › History of heart problems › Misuse of Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) › History of drug abuse › Taking more than the prescribed dose › History of high blood pressure Detailed Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Interactions Provigil Adderall › Interacts with many other medications. No interactions related info.
Alcohol Provigil Adderall › Don't drink alcohol with Provigil (Modafinil). › Don't take it with alcohol or illicit drugs.
Kidneys and liver Provigil Adderall › Provigil (Modafinil) is broken down by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, you may need to use a lower dose to prevent more side effects. › Not a good choice if you have liver or kidney problems. No kidneys and liver related info.
Weight Provigil Adderall No weight related info. › Can cause blurry vision, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, dry mouth, or anxious feelings. Upsides and benefits Provigil Adderall › It's a non-amphetamine medicine that helps improve alertness. › Available in a generic version. › Effective in reducing excessive sleepiness in Shift-work Sleep Disorder. › Doesn't negatively affect daytime sleep. › First-choice medication to treat ADHD. › Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is used in combination with counseling or other non-drug therapies to treat ADHD. › Available as a generic medication. › Available in both immediate and extended release forms. › For the extended release capsule, if you can't swallow the whole capsule, the capsule can be opened, mixed in a spoonful of applesauce, and swallowed. Downsides and risks Provigil Adderall › Provigil (Modafinil) can be habit-forming, so it's typically not used for long-term treatment. › Interacts with many other medications. › Taking Provigil (Modafinil) will make hormonal birth control less effective. You should definitely use additional forms of non-hormonal contraception. › Not a good choice if you have liver or kidney problems. › Has to be taken in the morning and early afternoon, otherwise it can cause difficulty sleeping. › It's a controlled medication and should be locked up to prevent potential abuse. › Not safe for people with a history of heart problems. › For school-aged children, a second dose will likely need to be given at school. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Provigil Adderall › Take Provigil (Modafinil) about an hour before you need to be fully alert. › Taking caffeine with Provigil (Modafinil) can cause you to feel nervous, shaky, and have a faster heartbeat. Try limiting your caffeine intake. › Until you know how Provigil (Modafinil) makes you feel, don't drive or perform any tasks that need you to be alert. › You can experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking Provigil (Modafinil). Talk to your doctor before making any changes. › Tell your doctor right away if you break out in a rash. › Don't drink alcohol with Provigil (Modafinil). › Can cause blurry vision, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, dry mouth, or anxious feelings. › Don't take it with alcohol or illicit drugs. › Can cause trouble sleeping, so don't take it close to bedtime. › If using the extended-release version, the first dose is best taken right after waking up in the morning. › Capsules can be opened and sprinkled on applesauce, which should be consumed immediately, and swallowed without chewing. Learn more More about Provigil Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Adderall Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert