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Modafinil (Provigil) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder. Side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this drug.

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