If you are:
Only When Necessary: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAIL; LIMITED ANIMAL DATA SUGGEST DEVELOPMENTAL RISK
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION
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:
Contraindication: 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.