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Nuvigil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- What are the possible side effects of armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- How should I take armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nuvigil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nuvigil)?
- What should I avoid while taking armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- What other drugs will affect armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nuvigil)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but avoid taking the medication if you do not plan to be awake for several hours. If it is close to your normal bedtime hour, you may need to skip the missed dose and wait until the next day to take the medicine again.
Talk with your doctor about what to do if you miss a dose of armodafinil. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nuvigil)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, feeling excited or agitated, fast or slow heart rate, and chest pain.
What should I avoid while taking armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
Armodafinil may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid other dangerous activity until you know how this medication will affect your level of wakefulness.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking armodafinil.
What other drugs will affect armodafinil (Nuvigil)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- propranolol (Inderal);
- omeprazole (Prilosec);
- St. John's wort;
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone or clomipramine (Anafranil);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- HIV medication such as efavirenz (Atripla, Sustiva), etravirine (Intelence), nevirapine (Viramune), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- a sedative such as diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), or triazolam (Halcion); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with armodafinil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about armodafinil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Nuvigil Information
- Nuvigil Drug Interactions Center: armodafinil oral
- Nuvigil Side Effects Center
- Nuvigil Overview including Precautions
- Nuvigil FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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