Provigil (also known as modafinil) is a prescription medicine used to help people stay awake and alert. In particular, it is intended for use in people with sleep disorders as follows: shift work sleep disorders (SWSD), a problem in people who work night shifts or who frequently change between day and night change; a sleeping disease and a sleep apnea (also known as a medical syndrome obstructive sleep apnea / hypopnea). There is a brand version of Provigil released by Cephalon, Inc. and there are Provigil generics manufactured by other companies.
Provigil generics strengths
Provigil generics tablets are available in full on two strengths (both branded as Provigil):
- Modafinil 100 mg
- Modafinil 200 mg
Provigil generics can be completely different from manufacturers such as:
- TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries
- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
TEVA really manufactures a Modafinil based Provigil generics version. This means that the brand Provigil is packaged and sold as a generic. It is absolutely par for the full version.
Are Modafinil based Provigil generics better than branded Provigil?
An “AB” rating by the FDA says that the overall treatment by means of Provigil generics is equivalent to the branded versions of Provigil drug.
However, Provigil generics may have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name drugs. This might include fillers, dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies for sensitivities.
Advantages of Provigil generics:
- Safe as well as branded drugs
- FDA approved
- Include the same ingredients as branded drugs, but may differ in color or shape
- Have the same effects as the brand drugs
- Have similar to brand Provigil dosage administration rules