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Scott Zashin, MD posted:
Nuvigil is a medication to help with wakefulness in those with shift related fatigue. I am not an expert in this area and will refer my patients to a sleep specialist. I enclose some information below from the comapny's web site. I do caution my patients who take this drug about an uncommon, but life threatening side effect associated with this drug called Stevens Johnson syndrome. Stevens Johnson syndrome damages the skin and mucous membranes and if it develops, it is often associated with a poor outcome.

".NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV> is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults who experience excessive sleepiness due to one of the following diagnosed sleep disorders: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work disorder (SWD), or narcolepsy."
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