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Active ingredients: modafinil
What it is used for
MODAVIGIL is indicated: to improve wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy; to treat excessive sleepiness associate with moderate to severe chronic shift work sleep disorder where nonpharmacological interventions are unsuccessful or inappropriate; as an adjunct to continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) in obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome in order to improve wakefulness.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Protect from Light
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient modafinil
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Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Narcolepsy and cataplexy - myDr.com.au
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy can be struck with urges to sleep several times a day and may suffer from cataplexy - a loss of muscle function or sleep paralysis.
Read more on myDr website