Undergo testing for sleep disorders, if your doctor believes you qualify. Positive polysomnography for narcolepsy is one of the primary diagnoses that can consider you a valid Provigil user under Medicare Part D.
Check the measured parameters, such as blood pressure, air flow and pulse oximetry, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled as suitable for Provigil, if your sleep disorder test is positive.
Talk with your doctor about your condition. Understanding your sleep disorder and the type of medication you should take is most important.
Obstructive sleep patients
Undergo an initial test for obstructive sleep disorder, using polysomnography as prescribed by your doctor.
Provide your treatment history and tolerance to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatment, one of the crucial factors that must be included in your application file. A history of failure can often exclude you from Provigil treatment as per the terms of Medicare Part D.
Confirm how severe the disease is. It is very important to see whether you are within the worst condition bandwidth for being able to take Provigil. In severe circumstances of sleep disorder, hospitalization may be an option.
Refractory depression patients
Check initially with your physician about other medications, suach as Ritalin and Adderal for refractory depression. Provigil is allowed under Medicare Part D only if those medications have failed.
Produce proof through your medical history papers that monotherapy and combo therapy have both failed to cure refractory depression.
Observe, with professional help, whether you are truly experiencing symptoms of refractory depression, before you consider moving to Provigil for better treatment.