The PROVIGIL Assistance Program
Through the CephalonCares(R) Foundation, we help patients who do not have prescription drug coverage get the Cephalon medicine they need.

For more information, please call the number listed below.  The foundation is staffed to assist you Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm EST.

877-CEPH881 (877-237-4881)

Patient Assistance Application Forms for PROVIGIL

Patients and Physicians:  For an application form and instructions on how to submit, click here.

Other Resources

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a program sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies, connects people who are uninsured or have limited coverage with programs that provide prescription medications at no or minimal cost. For more information, visit the Partnership for Prescription Assistance web site.


What important information I should know about PROVIGIL?

PROVIGIL may cause serious side effects including a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction that may affect parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. Any of these may need to be treated in a hospital and may be life-threatening.

Stop taking PROVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help if you have any of these symptoms: skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or your skin blisters and peels; swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble swallowing or breathing; or fever, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or dark urine.

If you have a severe rash with PROVIGIL, stopping the medicine may not keep the rash from becoming life-threatening or causing you to be permanently disabled or disfigured.

PROVIGIL is not approved for use in children for any medical condition. It is not known if PROVIGIL is safe or effective in children under 17 years of age.

Who should not take PROVIGIL?

Do not take PROVIGIL if you are allergic or developed a rash to modafinil or armodafinil (NUVIGIL®) or any of the ingredients in PROVIGIL.

What should I tell my doctor before taking PROVIGIL?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including, if you have a history of mental health problems, including psychosis; have heart problems or had a heart attack; have high blood pressure; have liver or kidney problems; have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant; or are breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Hormonal birth control methods may not work while you take PROVIGIL. Women who use one of these methods of birth control may have a higher chance for getting pregnant while taking PROVIGIL, and for one month after stopping PROVIGIL.

What should I avoid while taking PROVIGIL?

  • Do not drive a car or do other dangerous activities until you know how PROVIGIL affects you.
  • You should avoid drinking alcohol.

What are possible side effects of PROVIGIL?

PROVIGIL may cause serious side effects. Stop taking PROVIGIL and call your doctor right away or get emergency help if you get any of the following:

  • a serious rash or serious allergic reaction (see above)
  • mental (psychiatric) symptoms, including: depression; feeling anxious; hearing, seeing, feeling, or sensing things that are not really there (hallucinations); an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania); thoughts of suicide; aggressive behavior, and other mental problems
  • symptoms of a heart problem, including chest pain, abnormal heartbeat, and trouble breathing.

Common side effects of PROVIGIL include headache, back pain, nausea, feeling nervous, stuffy nose, diarrhea, feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, dizziness, and upset stomach.

Tell your doctor if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away while taking PROVIGIL.

These are not all the side effects of PROVIGIL. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor for medical advice about your condition or treatment.

Please read the Medication Guide for Patients in the Full Prescribing Information for PROVIGIL.

There is a registry for women who become pregnant during treatment with PROVIGIL. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of PROVIGIL during pregnancy. You or your doctor can get information and enroll you in the registry by calling 1-866-404-4106 or by visiting