modafinil

modafinil

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Modafinil is a wake-promoting drug that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorder. In English-speaking countries, it is sold under the brand names Alertec (Canada), Modavigil (Australia, New Zealand), and Provigil (Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States).

Synonyms:
Alertec, Modavigil, Provigil
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