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Some products that may interact with this drug include: street drugs (such as methamphetamine, MDMA/"ecstasy").
This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication and for 1 month after stopping this medication. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about using these products safely.
Caffeine can increase the side effects of this medication. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas), eating large amounts of chocolate, or taking nonprescription products that contain caffeine.
Armodafinil is very similar to modafinil. Do not take medications containing modafinil while using armodafinil.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose include: fast/irregular heartbeat, severe restlessness, hallucinations.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. It is against the law.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as blood pressure, heart rate) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Follow good sleep habits (such as sleeping in a dark/quiet room, avoiding caffeine close to bedtime) which can help improve your sleep if you have shift work sleep disorder.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. Do not take missed doses close to bedtime because doing so may make it harder to go to sleep.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised December 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
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