How Long Does 200mg of Provigil Last?

Provigil is the brand name for the prescription medication Modafinil. It is often prescribed for narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder. It is a central nervous stimulant, and its purpose is to help a person stay awake. It is often sought after by drug-seeking cultures abusing stimulant drugs like the illegal street drug methamphetamine or prescription stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin. It is very addictive, and the FDA has determined it to be an addictive substance and lists it with the DEA as a controlled substance.

PROVIGIL is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep PROVIGIL in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away PROVIGIL may harm others and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs. (FDA)

What is a Provigil Prescription?

The prescriptions for Provigil range between 100 mg – and 200 mg depending on the medical diagnosis. The regular or most common prescription is to take one pill or capsule one time per day. The dosage milligrams can be increased if the patient develops a tolerance or needs more but taking more than one pill is not recommended. The highest milligram medically approved for an individual to take, still at one time per day, is 400mg.

The amount of time that a 200mg pill of Provigil will last depends on the individual’s medical conditions. Generally, one 200 mg dose of Provigil should help a person remain awake for 10 hours. However, many people abusing Provigil will take double or triple the max milligram allowed by doctors and stay awake for more than 24 hours.

Side Effects From Misusing Provigil

Ingesting too much Provigil can be extremely dangerous and cause an accidental overdose or other serious medical emergencies. Additionally, Provigil also has a reputation for generating long-term medical conditions that affect the liver and other vital organs. The symptoms that will occur when a person has ingested too much Provigil include: 

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness and Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea and upset stomach
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Suicidal thoughts

More About the Side Effects Of Provigil Abuse

The most severe side effect of Provigil is its potential to cause addiction. Provigil releases the neurotransmitter dopamine, which functions inside the reward pathway to the brain’s pleasure center. People who struggle with addiction desire drugs and alcohol that stimulate the reward pathways to experience euphoria and change how they feel. The program that we recommend for anyone abusing Provigil or another type of stimulants like Adderall or meth is to be admitted into an evidence-based treatment program that is personalized.

Get Help If You're Addicted to Provigil

The Provigil addiction programs that we recommend provide the most well-regarded type of evidence-based therapy known as cognitive-behavioral therapy. This type of therapy helps addicts learn to recognize how their thoughts lead to actions and poor emotional experiences. CBT is a type of psychotherapy that allows a person to evaluate how they react to situations to develop a more accurate understanding of their emotions, behaviors, and reactions. The programs that we place people in for Provigil addiction also offer small group therapy, stress and anger management, one-on-one counseling, holistic treatment, and psychiatric evaluations and diagnosis.

Start Healing and Recover from Provigil Addiction

If you or your loved one is suffering from Provigil addiction, the best course of action is to get professional help today. The programs we work with offer various treatment programs from 30 to 90 days or more in length. It is essential to consider that the longer a person commits to a Provigil addiction treatment program, the better their chances are of remaining clean for good. To begin your recovery from Provigil, the first step is to be admitted into a detox followed by treatment. Please call one of our Provigil addiction specialists to start the admission process immediately.

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