Posted by SLS on March 22, 2009, at 7:48:45
In reply to Re: Nuvigil (armodafinil), posted by SLS on March 22, 2009, at 7:29:34
> > hm, i think it would be worse, especially for bipolar...the one study showed increased hypnotic use in the active treatment group, so nuvigil would be worse. you really don't want a drug that prevents sleep to be active 24/7 especially if lack of sleep causes bad problems...
Regarding bipolar depression, I find that I benefit most from drugs that produce insomnia. I wouldn't let insomnia stop me if Nuvigil were to work better for me than Provigil.
On paper, there doesn't seem to be much advantage to Nuvigil except for less frequent dosing. Perhaps there is something about the S-isomer that is disadvantageous. Which drug is better? I guess we'll have to see what emerges in real-life experiences.