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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
NUVIGIL may cause serious side effects including a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction that may affect parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. Any of these may need to be treated in a hospital and may be life-threatening. Stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help if you have any of these symptoms: skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels; swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble swallowing or breathing; or fever, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or dark urine. If you have a severe rash with NUVIGIL, stopping the medicine may not keep the rash from becoming life-threatening or causing you to be permanently disabled or disfigured. Read more Important Safety Information

Patient Resources

Call 1-866-NUVIGIL for information about NUVIGIL and access to reimbursement assistance, patient support, and savings.

You can also use the tools in this section to help you have a more informed discussion with your doctor about your excessive sleepiness (ES) due to shift work disorder (SWD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or narcolepsy.

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Measure your level of sleepiness with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

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Measure your level of sleepiness with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

The ESS is a questionnaire that measures your general level of sleepiness.

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?

  • Rate the chance that you would doze off during the following 8 routine daytime situations. Click "Calculate" to find out your results
  • Then, share the results with your doctor
  • NUVIGIL does not take the place of getting enough sleep and may not stop all your sleepiness.
  • Rate the chance that you would doze off during the following 8 routine daytime situations. Click "Calculate" to find out your results.
  • Then, share the results with your doctor.
  • NUVIGIL does not take the place of getting enough sleep and may not stop all your sleepiness.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

 
Chance of Dozing
Sitting and reading
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
Watching television
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
Sitting inactive in a public place—
for example, a theater or meeting
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
Sitting and talking to someone
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break
Chance of Dozing
0
NONE
SLIGHT
MODERATE
HIGH
  • Talk to your doctor about whether you should avoid driving or using heavy machinery while taking NUVIGIL
  • While NUVIGIL is used to improve wakefulness in people with ES due to SWD, OSA, or narcolepsy, it is not used to treat the sleep disorders themselves or their other symptoms or consequences

Adapted from Johns MW. A new method of measuring daytime sleepiness: the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

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Use the Doctor Discussion Guide at your next doctor’s visit

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Use the Doctor Discussion Guide at your next doctor’s visit

The Doctor Discussion Guide is a helpful resource that you can use to have a more productive conversation with your doctor about ES due to SWD, OSA, or narcolepsy.

These guides can help you and your doctor decide if you have ES due to SWD, OSA, or narcolepsy. It can also help you understand what these sleep disorders are and how they can affect you.

Talk to your doctor to learn about the possible solutions to treating your ES and if NUVIGIL may be right for you.

Download the Doctor Discussion Guide to learn more

SWD


OSA


Narcolepsy


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Enroll in the NUVIGIL Support Program for ongoing support

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Enroll in the NUVIGIL Support Program for ongoing support

Enroll today and receive a variety of helpful support materials through email.


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By enrolling in the NUVIGIL Support Program, you agree that, from time to time, Teva Pharmaceuticals may provide you with health-related and product information, as well as market research surveys. At any time, you can update your preferences.

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Prescription Savings Card

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Prescription Savings Card

Ask your doctor to write dispense as written (DAW) on your NUVIGIL prescription to help get your first fill free and refills as low as $5.*

Ask your doctor to write dispense as written (DAW) on your NUVIGIL prescription to help get your first fill free and refills as low as $5.*

Download the savings offer and take it with you to the pharmacy along with your prescription for NUVIGIL.

*Limitations apply.

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I confirm that I do not have Medicare, Medicaid, or other public payer coverage, and I am eligible for this offer in accordance with the Terms and Limitations.

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 Important Safety Information

NUVIGIL is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults who are very sleepy due to one of the following diagnosed sleep disorders:

  • narcolepsy
  • obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). NUVIGIL is used with other medical treatments for this disorder. NUVIGIL does not take the place of using your CPAP machine or other treatments that your doctor has prescribed for this condition. It is important that you continue to use these treatments as prescribed by your doctor.
  • shift work disorder (SWD)

NUVIGIL will not cure these sleep disorders. NUVIGIL may help the sleepiness caused by these conditions, but it may not stop all your sleepiness. NUVIGIL does not take the place of getting enough sleep.

NUVIGIL is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep NUVIGIL in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away NUVIGIL may harm others, and is against the law.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What important information should I know about NUVIGIL?

NUVIGIL may cause serious side effects including a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction that may affect parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. Any of these may need to be treated in a hospital and may be life-threatening.

Stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help if you have any of these symptoms: skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels; swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble swallowing or breathing; or fever, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or dark urine.

If you have a severe rash with NUVIGIL, stopping the medicine may not keep the rash from becoming life-threatening or causing you to be permanently disabled or disfigured.

NUVIGIL is not approved for use in children for any medical condition. It is not known if NUVIGIL is safe or if it works in children under the age of 17 years.

Who should not take NUVIGIL?

Do not take NUVIGIL if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have had a rash or allergic reaction to either armodafinil (NUVIGIL) or modafinil (PROVIGIL®). These medicines are very similar.

What should I tell my doctor before taking NUVIGIL?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including, if you have a history of mental health problems, including psychosis; have heart problems or had a heart attack; have high blood pressure; have liver or kidney problems; have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant; or are breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Hormonal birth control methods may not work while you take NUVIGIL. Women who use one of these methods of birth control may have a higher chance for getting pregnant while taking NUVIGIL, and for one month after stopping NUVIGIL.

What should I avoid while taking NUVIGIL?

  • Do not drive a car or do other dangerous activities until you know how NUVIGIL affects you.
  • You should avoid drinking alcohol.

What are possible side effects of NUVIGIL?

NUVIGIL may cause serious side effects. Stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help if you get any of the following:

  • a serious rash or serious allergic reaction (see above)
  • mental (psychiatric) symptoms, including: depression; feeling anxious; hearing, seeing, feeling, or sensing things that are not really there (hallucinations); an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania); thoughts of suicide; aggressive behavior, and other mental problems
  • symptoms of a heart problem, including chest pain, abnormal heart beats, and trouble breathing.

Common side effects of NUVIGIL include headache, nausea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping.

Tell your doctor if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away while taking NUVIGIL.

These are not all the side effects of NUVIGIL. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

NUVIGIL is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults who are very sleepy due to one of the following diagnosed sleep disorders:

  • narcolepsy
  • obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). NUVIGIL is used with other medical treatments for this disorder. NUVIGIL does not take the place of using your CPAP machine or other treatments that your doctor has prescribed for this condition. It is important that you continue to use these treatments as prescribed by your doctor.
  • shift work disorder (SWD)

NUVIGIL will not cure these sleep disorders. NUVIGIL may help the sleepiness caused by these conditions, but it may not stop all your sleepiness. NUVIGIL does not take the place of getting enough sleep.

NUVIGIL is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep NUVIGIL in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away NUVIGIL may harm others, and is against the law.

This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor for medical advice about your condition or treatment.

Please read the Medication Guide for Patients in the Full Prescribing Information for NUVIGIL.

There is a registry for women who become pregnant during treatment with NUVIGIL. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of NUVIGIL during pregnancy. You or your doctor can get information and enroll you in the registry by calling 1-866-404-4106 or by visiting www.NUVIGILpregnancyregistry.com.

Ask your doctor to write dispense as written (DAW) on your NUVIGIL prescription to help get your first fill free and refills as low as $5 (limitations apply).

Ask your doctor to write dispense as written (DAW)

on your NUVIGIL prescription to help get
your first fill free and refills as low as $5

Savings Card
Savings Card

*Limitations apply.


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