Important information about Modafinil and pregnancy

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have issued a drug safety update regarding the use of Modafinil during pregnancy:

"Modafinil potentially increases the risk of congenital malformations when used in pregnancy. Modafinil should not be used during pregnancy and women of childbearing potential must use effective contraception during treatment and for 2 months after stopping modafinil."

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We suggest that any woman taking modafinil and contemplating pregnancy consult with their specialist regarding the situation.