Provigil Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. The full effects of this medicine may not be seen right away.
This medicine may affect your concentration, function, or may hide signs that you are tired. You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Alcohol can make you more dizzy and may interfere with your response to this medicine or your alertness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
It is unknown if the effects of this medicine will be increased by the use of caffeine. Caffeine is available in many foods, beverages, and medications. Ask your doctor if you should limit or change your intake of caffeine-containing products while on this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black, tarry stools
blurred vision or other vision changes
chills or fever
clumsiness or unsteadiness
dizziness or fainting
increased thirst and urination
problems with memory
rapidly changing moods
shortness of breath
trembling or shaking
trouble in urinating
uncontrolled movements of the face, mouth, or tongue
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
Agitation or excitement
fast or pounding heartbeat
increased blood pressure
trouble with sleeping
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
decrease in appetite
difficulty having a bowel movement
dryness of the mouth
dryness of the skin
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
flushing or redness of the skin
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
stomach discomfort upset or pain
stuffy or runny nose
tingling, burning, or prickling sensations in the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.