Oct 07 / 2016
Say no to excessive sleepiness with Modafinil
Modafinil was originally created as a nootropic medication which should treat excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, shift-work disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes the drug is prescribed to those who suffer from different stages of depression, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and even drug dependence. It is widely used to improve cognitive function, wakefulness and mood, to beat stress and enchase motivation. The drug is famous for its ability to help people keep energetic and focused over long time of intense mental activity.
According to the recent studies, it enhances thinking, particularly, affects those brain functions that rely on contribution from several cognitive processes simultaneously. Furthermore, it has no negative effect on sleeping process and does not cause addiction like other powerful stimulants do. Despite all the advantages of this drug, of course, there can be some possible side effects, like headache, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, chest pain.
Sometimes it causes allergic reactions, skin rash, hives, blisters, or swelling in legs, heavy breathing, or yellowing of skin. This medication product cannot be safe to you if you have angina, heart diseases, history of drug addiction, mental illness or other related problems. Moreover, if you are pregnant or plan to have a baby, it is better not to take this drug in order to prevent harmful effects. Personally you should make sure that you are taking no medicines which may interact with Modafinil and increase or decrease its effectiveness, such as ketoconazole, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, diazepam, hydantoins, omeprazole, propranolol and hormonal products (birth control pills, hormone replacements). In general, this medication product is thought to be safe.
However, before taking the drug, it will not be superfluous to ask your doctor whether you are eligible and what dosage is appropriate exactly for you. As a rule, the drug can be distributed in two dosage forms: 100 mg and 200 mg, and the tablet is often white or off-white, having round, oval or capsule shape. Dosage of the drug usually depends on the diagnosis of the patient. Consequently, doctor’s prescriptions or instructions should be taken.
For example, the recommended dosage for people who suffer from narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorders is often 200 mg once a day, as a rule, in the morning, with or without liquid or food. If taken later, this medication product can cause insomnia or disrupt your circadian rhythm. That is because the drug has a relatively long half-life, which means that its effects may last from 10 to 15 hours. Users say that at least an hour is needed to have a full effect on the adult’s body.
It is interesting that Modafinil is sold in different countries under different brand names: Carim, Modafil, Vigicer, Zalux, Mentix, Modavigil, Provigil and so on. In the USA and Canada it is sold under the simple name “Generic Modafinil”, so you can just come to any drugstore and ask, for example, for Generic Modafinil 200 mg, and you will be understood without difficulties. In fact, name brands use one Cephalon formula, and their products are composed of the same ingredients regardless the country they are made in. Patented versions, sold in developed countries, often cost much and are available only with a prescription.
If you do not want to pay much or wait for a prescription, you can take another way to buy the drug. There is a large Internet-based market where many users can order medication products online without a prescription and for a relatively small amount of money. But it is important to buy this drug only from high-quality sources with many reviews to be sure that the drug is not a fake or adulterant.