Common side effects of modafinil include:
- Back pain
- Feeling nervous
- Stuffy nose
- Feeling anxious
- Upset stomach
- Trouble sleeping
Serious side effects include:
- Serious rash
- Serious allergic reaction involving the liver or blood cells
- Mouth sores
- Blistering or peeling skin
- Swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, legs, or throat
- Trouble swallowing or breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
- Dark urine
In 2007, the FDA ordered Cephalon to modify the Provigil leaflet in bold-face print of several serious and potentially fatal conditions attributed to modafinil use, including TEN, DRESS syndrome, and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
The long term safety and effectiveness of modafinil has not been determined.
Modafinil may have an adverse effect on hormonal contraceptives, lasting for a month after cessation of dosage.
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