Margate, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Shift workers, narcolepsy sufferers or those who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea can now receive a discount on the prescription drug Nuvigil via free MedicationDiscountCard.com
The no-cost medication discount site allows US citizens to download and print out a free card which they can then hand over to the pharmacist in order to receive a discount of between 10% and 75% on Nuvigil.
Nuvigil tablets, which are FDA-approved, are prescribed for individuals who experience excessive sleepiness. They work by stimulating the patient to keep awake and are often prescribed alongside other medication and treatment options.
More than 1.6 million prescriptions of Nuvigil have been issued in America over the past three years. Of the three main conditions the drug is believed to be effective on – Shift Work Disorder (SWD), Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Narcolepsy – OSA is by far the most common with around 18 million Americans said to experience the condition.
OSA is a blockage in a person’s airway which occurs often during sleep and is difficult to detect. The most common symptoms are loud snoring at night and an inability to stay awake during the day. Other debilitating symptoms include trouble concentrating, mood changes and morning headaches.
MedicationDiscountCard.com President Jeremy Duboys said: “It’s important to get this condition diagnosed as soon as it’s suspected as it can exacerbate, or certainly worsen, other conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke and depression.”
Of the other two conditions Nuvigil is said to be effective against, around 15 million Americans are believed to work outside the routine hours of 9 to 5 and experience symptoms of SWD as a result.
Meanwhile one in every 2000 citizens are believed to have Narcolepsy – a condition where the brain fails to regulate cycles of sleep and wakefulness. This can result in suddenly falling asleep at any time.
Nuvigil is only one of thousands of FDA-approved prescription or over-the-counter medications which Americans can receive a discount on at MedicationDiscountCard.com. A list of named medications are covered alphabetically on the site, which will also identify participating stores nearest the users postcode.