Provigil is a potent wakefulness-promoting drug that is effective in the treatment of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Provigil is prescribed in doses of 100 mg and 200 mg. The dosage is dependent on the condition being treated and the tolerability of the patient. For those prescribed to take 100 mg, taking 200 mg could be dangerous. Also, taking a lesser dose of 100 mg when the prescribed dose is 200 mg could make the medication ineffective. So, how do you decide between the doses? Here is some insight into the importance of taking the dose prescribed by the doctor.
Provigil 100 mg Dosage
This dosage consists of 100 mg Modafinil. The tablet is shaped like a capsule, with “100 MG” inscribed on one side of the pill and on the other side, the name of the drug. 100 mg tablets are generally prescribed to elderly patients since the dosage is highly effective and their bodies process the drug slower.
For patients suffering from any of the conditions treated by Provigil, the initial dosage of 100 mg is used to test the effectiveness of the drug. If not effective enough, the dose is raised to 200 mg. Also, for patients with health conditions that might require a lower dose, 100 mg is prescribed. The price of Provigil varies from one pharmacy to the other. On average, patients have to pay around $760.11 for a pack of 15 pills, with each pill selling for an average of $50.67.
Provigil 200 mg dosage
This dosage consists of 200 mg Modafinil. Like the 100 mg, these tablets are white to off-white in color, elliptical shaped and have “200 MG” inscribed on one side of the pill and the name of the drug inscribed on the other side.
Provigil 200 mg, as a standard dose, is prescribed to patients for whom a dose of 100 mg is not strong enough to effectively treat their condition. However, this dose is not recommended for elderly patients above the age of 65 and those with severe hepatic impairment.
A dose of Provigil 200 mg is generally more expensive than that of Provigil 100 mg. Most pharmacies sell a pack of 15 tablets for around $1,144.86, with a single pill averaging a price of $76.32.
The typical recommended dose of Provigil – 100 mg or 200 mg
The typical recommended dose of Provigil is 200 mg. However, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 400 mg. When deciding on whether to take Provigil 100 mg or Provigil 200 mg, it is best to consult your doctor so as to get the correct prescription based on the condition to be treated and other health parameters.
As these pills are very expensive, those taking Provigil 100 mg may choose to purchase the Provigil 200 mg tablets and split them into two when taking them. This will result in some great cost savings.