Modafinil (aka Provigil) may reduce common fatigue and daytime sleepiness in ALS
Study results reported in the March 2009 issue of Muscle & Nerve indicate that modafinil (marketed under the brand name Provigil) "may be a promising intervention for fatigue in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patients." Fatigue and daytime sleepiness often accompany this disease.
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, director of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center at Columbia University...
Letters to the editor discuss overcoming obstacles, facing everyday difficulties, and sleepiness and the drug Provigil.
In this issue: research news on Pompe disease, Becker and Duchenne MDs, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, limb-girdle and myotonic MDs, spinal bulbar muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis and nemaline myopathy