Armodafinil | Nuvigil
NUVIGIL is indicated to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, or shift work disorder (SWD). (1)
Limitations of Use: In OSA, NUVIGIL is indicated to treat excessive sleepiness and not as treatment for the underlying obstruction.
The recommended dosage of NUVIGIL for each indication is as follows:
- OSA or Narcolepsy: 150 mg to 250 mg once a day in the morning. (2.1)
- SWD: 150 mg once a day, taken approximately one hour prior to start of the work shift. (2.2)
- Hepatic Impairment: reduced dose in patients with severe hepatic impairment. (2.3, 12.3)
- Geriatric Patients: consider lower dose. (2.4, 12.3)
Dosage Forms and Strengths: Tablets: 50 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, and 250 mg.