|Narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea, shift-work sleep disorder, ADHD, and chronic fatigue syndrome
Modalert (Modafinil) is a central stimulant chemically related to adrafinil. 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, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinsons disease, firomyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and even weight loss.
Dosage and administration
In the treatment of the narcoleptic syndrome or obstructive sleep apnoea, modafinil is given orally in a dose of 200 to 400 mg 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 200 mg taken as a single dose 1 hour before starting work. An initial dose of 100 mg daily should be used in the elderly and adjusted as necessary.
Modalert (Modafinil) is usually very well tolerated, however a some patients do experienced side effects. Most side effects which are experienced are mild and short lasting, but you should always report any side effect you experience to your doctor, doing so as soon as possible if any persist or worsen. Side effects which have been reported by patients include:
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Depression or other behavioural changes
- Abnormal liver function
Do not use Modalert (Modafinil) 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 Modalert (Modafinil) 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)