Provigil or it’s generic Modafinil reduces extreme sleepiness due to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, such as periods of stopped breathing during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea). It is also used to help you stay awake during work hours if you have a work schedule that keeps you from having a normal sleeproutine (shift work sleep disorder) https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-16964/provigil-oral/details
I’ve taken this drug for over 10 of my 21 years having MS. We decided to add it back in again recently because I’ve been suffering from fatigue Neurologist appointment complete.
I got a call yesterday from my prescription company that the request was denied. The denial was based on the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, does not see this drug to treat my condition, multiple sclerosis. It isn’t treating MS it is treating a symptom of MS. Ugh!!!!!!
So frustrating this bullsh@t you have to go through. My doctor has already sent over tons of paperwork including my long history with the drug. It even has a generic so this isn’t about money.
Provigil is considered a controlled substance which is why it needs approval but it is neither a narcotic substance or an addictive substance. What is the problem? How much information does a company need? I mean really, we never said we needed it to treat my MS, so annoying.