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Treatment for headache after taking MODAFINIL.

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I have had a headache for 2 going on 3 days. It started a few hours after taking 200mg of Modafinil for the first time. Painkillers have given me temporary relief. The pain is felt on the left side behind the eye. When should the pain which is moderate go away, and what should I be taking to reduce this.

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Though the drug is well tolerated, sometimes it does show side effects such as headache, dizziness, back pain, nausea, diarrhea, e.t.c
The headache should not last for 3 days though. Are you taking 200 mg Modafinil daily? Are you on any kind of medications apart from Modafinil? What was the reason for starting Modafinil? Also any history of valvular heart disease?
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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