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    Nuvigil

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Nuvigil to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Not Recommended: INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTION HAVE BEEN REPORTED

    Nursing:

    Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: General-Consider lower starting doses due approximately 15% higher systemic exposure in the elderly. Cardiovascular-May exacerbate coronary artery disease symptoms; consider increased monitoring. Neuro/Psych-Use caution in elderly with depression. Avoid if patient has insomnia

    Giving Nuvigil to a child under 12:

    Contraindication: Not studied, not approved for pediatrics. Severe rash observed with modafinil use.

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