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Is Provigil prescribed for shift work?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: is provigil prescribed for shift work in canada?
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
well.....

Detailed Answer:
yes it certainly is. There is it's main use which is for tiredness/sleepiness when on a computer for a long time. This can be for shift work. BUT, nobody restricts doctors to ONLY the approved uses. Provigil is a lower classification of controlled substance than amphetamine. This is a bit of a borderline use (unless there is narcolepsy or maybe if there is sleep apnea associated with changes in shift).
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Is Provigil prescribed for shift work?

Brief Answer: well..... Detailed Answer: yes it certainly is. There is it's main use which is for tiredness/sleepiness when on a computer for a long time. This can be for shift work. BUT, nobody restricts doctors to ONLY the approved uses. Provigil is a lower classification of controlled substance than amphetamine. This is a bit of a borderline use (unless there is narcolepsy or maybe if there is sleep apnea associated with changes in shift).