Is modafinil (Provigil) effective in treating the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Modafinil (Provigil), a medication used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness, improves core symptoms in many children with ADHD (ADD). In early studies in children, common adverse affects occurring at rates higher than those of placebo were insomnia (24%) and anorexia (14%).


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