COVID-19: Modafinil (Modavigil)
Modafinil (Modavigil) can be used to treat some sleep conditions.
Page updated: 18 May 2020
We have amended the criteria for modafinil (Modavigil) tab 100 mg in Section B and H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule. We're removing the requirement for sleep testing. This comes into effect on 1 June 2020.
The other criteria remain in place.
We're making these changes to support the health system while New Zealand is responding to COVID-19.
Changes are temporary
We intend change the criteria back to the current status once health services have stabilised to a point where it becomes practical to reinstate them.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about this change, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 18 May 2020