"Jan. 22, 2013 -- Think a nightcap may help you get a better night's sleep?
A new review of 27 studies shows that alcohol does not improve sleep quality. According to the findings, alcohol does allow healthy people to fal"...
There were no overdoses reported in the NUVIGIL (armodafinil) clinical studies. Symptoms of NUVIGIL (armodafinil) overdose are likely to be similar to those of modafinil. Overdose in modafinil clinical trials included excitation or agitation, insomnia, and slight or moderate elevations in hemodynamic parameters. From post-marketing experience with modafinil, there have been no reports of fatal overdoses involving modafinil alone (doses up to 12 grams). Overdoses involving multiple drugs, including modafinil, have resulted in fatal outcomes. Symptoms most often accompanying modafinil overdose, alone or in combination with other drugs have included; insomnia; central nervous system symptoms such as restlessness, disorientation, confusion, excitation and hallucination; digestive changes such as nausea and diarrhea; and cardiovascular changes such as tachycardia, bradycardia, hypertension and chest pain.
No specific antidote exists for the toxic effects of a NUVIGIL (armodafinil) overdose. Such overdoses should be managed with primarily supportive care, including cardiovascular monitoring. If there are no contraindications, induced emesis or gastric lavage should be considered. There are no data to suggest the utility of dialysis or urinary acidification or alkalinization in enhancing drug elimination. The physician should consider contacting a poison-control center for advice in the treatment of any overdose.
NUVIGIL (armodafinil) is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to modafinil and armodafinil or its inactive ingredients.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/14/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Nuvigil Information
Nuvigil - User Reviews
Nuvigil User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips for better sleep.