Modafinil is used to stay awake during the day for those who have shift work sleep disorder and for people who suffer from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. It does not cure these conditions but works to decrease the symptoms as long as you continue to use the medicine. It is sold under the brand name Provigil.

Generic Modafinil

If you want to go for a cheaper option, you can buy one of the Modafinil generics like Modalert and Modvigil from our pharmacy. They contain the same ingredients and are as effective as the branded Modafinil. Are you not sure if the generic Modafinil works or not? You should try it once and you are sure to be convinced that it really works. You are sure to order again from us.

Modafinil and off label uses

If you want to go for a cheaper option, you can buy one of the Modafinil generics like Modalert and Modvigil from our pharmacy. They contain the same ingredients and are as effective as the branded Modafinil. Are you not sure if the generic Modafinil works or not? You should try it once and you are sure to be convinced that it really works. You are sure to order again from us.

Modafinil and off label uses

Although, it’s off label uses have not been proven, Modafinil is used by many people to improve memory, alertness, and focus. Most of the users have benefited from Modafinil to improve their performance at work and at school and college. Modafinil is safe to use if the dosage is correctly taken and precautions are correctly taken.

Recommended dosage

The recommended dose is 200mg per day to be taken orally in the morning. The dosage should not exceed 400mg per day.

What drugs interact with Modafinil?

Modafinil has the feature of increasing or decreasing the activity of the enzymes in the liver that metabolize other drugs. This can affect the effectiveness of other drugs.

Drugs that have decreased effectiveness when used with Modafinil include:

  • Oral contraceptives or medications that contain estrogen and progesterone
  • Cyclosporine – Immunodepressant
  • Theophylline – Bronchodilator
  • Warfarin (Coumadin) – an anticoagulant
  • Diazepam (Valium) – an anti-anxiety drug
  • Propranolol (Inderal) – a drug for treating high blood pressure
  • Phenytoin ( Dilantin) – an anti-seizure medication

Drugs that increase the toxicity of Modafinil

  • Carbamazepine – Anti-seizure medication
  • Rifadin – Antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection

Drugs that reduce or delay the effectiveness of Modafinil

  • Ketoconazole – antifungal medication
  • Itraconazole – anti fungal
  • Methylphenidate – ADHD medication

Alcohol and Modafinil

  • Both alcohol and Modafinil affect two neurotransmitters in the brain, GABA and Glutamate. Modafinil inhibits the functioning of GABA and enhances the functioning of Glutamate. Alcohol has the opposite effect. It inhibits Glutamate and enhances GABA. When used together, it may have extremely negative effects on the mood of a person.

Modafinil and pregnancy

Some reports on spontaneous abortion and intrauterine growth retardation have been made. It is not safe to use Modafinil if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Modafinil

The most common side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea

The serious side effects that require medical attention are:

  • Hallucination
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Easy bruising

Stop using Modafinil if you have an allergic reaction like hives, difficulty in breathing, purple rashes in skin, and swelling in your face and throat.

Follow the dosage, instructions and warnings. Take Modafinil safely to enjoy the positive effects and avoid negative side effects.

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