|Narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea, shift-work sleep disorder, and as a nootropic
Modafinil (Modalert) is a mood-brightening and memory-enhancing psychostimulant which enhances wakefulness and vigilance. It is used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with the narcoleptic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnoea, and shift-work sleep disorder. It is very popular as a study drug (nootropic), as well as for the other off-label uses such as ADHD, depression, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinsons disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and even weight loss.
Dosage and administration
In the treatment of the narcoleptic syndrome or obstructive sleep apnoea, Modalert (Modafinil) is given orally in a dose of 200mg to 400mg daily, in two divided doses, in the morning and at midday, or as a single dose in the morning. For the treatment of shift-work sleep disorder, the daily dose is 200mg taken as a single dose 1 hour before starting work. An initial dose of 100mg daily should be for elderly patients and adjusted as necessary.
Modafinil (Modalert) is generally well tolerated, however a small number of patients have experienced side effects. Report all side effects to your doctor, doing so as soon as possible if any persist or worsen. Side effects which have been reported by patients include:
- Unusual behaviour
- Abnormal liver function
Do not use Modafinil (Modalert) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor prior to dosing if you have any history of psychosis, depression, mania, liver or kidney impairment of any kind, or Tourette's syndrome. If you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) you will require increased monitoring while taking this medication.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use this drug as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses not listed above.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.
We also stock the branded version of Modafinil - Modavigil - 100mg (30 Tablets)