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Modafinil

Aka: Modafinil, Provigil
  1. Indications
    1. Narcolepsy
    2. Non-FDA approved use
      1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      2. Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
      3. Excessive Sleepiness in myotonic dystrophy
  2. Contraindications (relative)
    1. Coronary Artery Disease
    2. Hypertension
    3. Other cardiovascular disease
  3. Mechanism
    1. Stimulant
  4. Dosing: Adults
    1. ADHD: 100-300 mg PO qd (Not FDA approved)
    2. Narcolepsy: 200 mg qAM
  5. Dosing: Children Age >5 years
    1. ADHD: 50-100 mg PO qd (Not FDA approved)
  6. Efficacy: Narcolepsy
    1. May be slightly less effective then agents above
    2. Less addictive potential then agents above
    3. (1999) Med Lett Drugs Ther 41(1049):30-2 [PubMed]
  7. Efficacy: ADHD
    1. Only small studies to show effectiveness and safety
    2. References
      1. Rugino (2001) J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40 [PubMed]
      2. Taylor (2000) J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 10:311 [PubMed]
  8. Adverse Effects
    1. Headache
    2. Nervousness
    3. Dizziness
    4. Depressed mood
    5. Anxiety
    6. Cataplexy
    7. Insomnia
    8. Diarrhea
    9. Nausea
    10. Xerostomia
    11. Anorexia
    12. Paresthesias
    13. Pharyngitis or Rhinitis
  9. References
    1. (2003) Lexi-Comp Drug Database for Pocket PC (7/9/03)
Medication Costs
modafinil (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
MODAFINIL 100 MG TABLET Generic $1.28 each
MODAFINIL 200 MG TABLET Generic $1.56 each
provigil (on 1/1/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
PROVIGIL 100 MG TABLET Generic $1.28 each
PROVIGIL 200 MG TABLET Generic $1.56 each
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modafinil (C0066677)

Definition (NCI) A synthetic central nervous system stimulant with wakefulness-promoting activity. Modafinil appears to inhibit dopamine reuptake, resulting in an increase in extracellular dopamine. This agent exhibits pronounced wakefulness-promoting activity (without sympathomimetic activity) and may improve cognitive function in certain clinical settings. (NCI04)
Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A drug that is being studied as a treatment for fatigue in patients with cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called stimulants.
Definition (PDQ) A synthetic central nervous system stimulant with wakefulness-promoting activity. Modafinil appears to inhibit dopamine reuptake, resulting in an increase in extracellular dopamine. This agent exhibits pronounced wakefulness-promoting activity (without sympathomimetic activity) and may improve cognitive function in certain clinical settings. Check for "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=256449&idtype=1" active clinical trials or "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=256449&idtype=1&closed=1" closed clinical trials using this agent. ("http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov:80/NCIBrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C26661" NCI Thesaurus)
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C048833
SnomedCT 116082007, 387004007
LNC LP66956-1, MTHU028053
English benzhydrylsulfinylacetamide, modafinil, modafinil (medication), MODAFINIL, modafinil [Chemical/Ingredient], 2-((diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl)acetamide, Modafinil, Modafinil (product), Modafinil (substance)
Spanish modafinilo, modafinilo (producto), modafinil, modafinilo (sustancia), modafinil (producto), modafinil (sustancia)
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Provigil (C0722882)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C048833
English Provigil, modafinil (Provigil), provigil, Cephalon brand of modafinil
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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