Nuvigil is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) armodafinil. On this page you will find out more about Nuvigil, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: armodafinil
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Nuvigil 50 mg uncoated tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
to improve wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy,to treat excessive sleepiness associated 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Round, white to off-white uncoated tablet, debossed with "C" on one side and "205" on the other side|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light|
|Life time||48 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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Nuvigil Tablets - myDr.com.au
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