For example, modafinil may be used to treat daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
Modafinil (Provigil) is the most commonly prescribed of the newer psychostimulants.
As of 2004, however, researchers do not know exactly how modafinil prevents the drowsiness associated with narcolepsy.
A study published in 2003 reported that modafinil appears to be safe for use in children.
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