What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Modafinil to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Contraindicated:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Decreased clearance in the elderly. Use lower doses. Cardiovascular-Caution with underlying cardiovascular disease. Neuro/Psych-Avoid use in patients with insomnia.

Giving Modafinil to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: May cause severe rash in children under 16 years. Lack of efficacy data for improving sleep latency. Not approved for pediatrics.
  • Severe Precaution: Severe skin rash, leukopenia, dysmenorrhea, and psychiatric disturbances reported.

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