Nuvigil Drug Information
Nuvigil is a first line drug that exerts its action against excess sleeping disorders to promote wakefulness and is approved by an FDA in June 2007. This amazing formula contains Armodafinil, which therapeutically comes under the class of Eugeroics. This dosage form is available in the form of oral tablet with various doses.
What is the mechanism of action of Nuvigil?
This drug pharmacologically belongs to the category of dopamine receptor inhibitor, which works by balancing the extracellular level of dopamine and stimulate the brain activity to induce wakefulness.
What are the uses of Nuvigil?
This dosage form is chiefly used to rectify the problem associated with excessive daytime sleeping disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, shift work disorder and narcolepsy.
What are the dose and directions of Nuvigil?
This oral dosage form should be ingested via mouth, along with a glass of water, once a day. It is beneficial to take this drug in morning time to treat excessive daytime sleep disorder or should take one hour before of starting your work shift. This dosage form should not be taken more than 12 weeks.
Intake of excess dose of this drug can cause trouble sleep, hallucination, hypertension, disorientation and mania.
Which drug should be avoided while taking Nuvigil?
Some drugs that interact with this drug are:
- Steroidal contraceptive
Who should not take Nuvigil?
This drug should not be taken by patient with-
- Heart disorders
- Allergic to this drug
- Unstable hypertension
- Mental illness
- History of drug abuse or alcohol addiction
What are the side effects of Nuvigil?
- Dry mouth
- Excessive thirst
What are the safety tips of this Nuvigil?
- Pregnant woman should avoid taking this drug; as it causes child birth defects.
- This drug should not be consumed by patient less than the age of 17 years.