|Narcolepsy, Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, Depression, Obesity, Study Aid
Waklert (Armodafinil) is mainly prescribed to treat narcolepsy, hypopnea (obtrusive sleep apnea), and shift work sleep disorder. It is popular as a nootropic and study aid because of its memory and concentration enhancing properties, in addition to it's ability to ward off tiredness. There are several other off-label uses which this medication is used for, including the promoting weight loss and treating chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity, depression, Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis.
Dosage and Administration
The most commonly prescribed dose of Waklert (Armodafinil) is 1 tablet per day, which is taken orally and washed down with a glass of water. It is usually best to dose alongside a snack or meal. Narcoleptic patients should dose in the morning, shortly after waking up. Patients with work shift sleep disorder should normally dose roughly an hour before the start of a shift. Consult your doctor for further advice if your shift times vary. Strictly follow the instructions provided by your doctor as both dosage and administration depends on many individual factors.
Waklert (Armodafinil)is normally well tolerated and any side effects are mild and short lasting. If you notice any side effects which persist, worsen, or bother you, consult your doctor promptly.
The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, concentration loss, tremors, urination changes, as well as insomnia.
Seek immediate emergency medical care if you experience any of the following more serious side effects, or any signs you are suffering an allergic reaction. Serious side effects include, but are not limited to, difficulty breathing, anxiety, hallucination, swelling, sores, blisters, hives, and skin rashes.
Patients taking Waklert (Armodafinil) are at risk of developing a physical dependency on the drug, so should never self-medicate or alter their prescription strength or length without being instructed to do so by their doctor. Inform your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism or any other drug dependency.
Female patients taking Waklert (Armodafinil) cannot rely on hormone-based contraceptive methods such as the birth pill, patches, or injections. It is essential that a second barrier-type of contraceptive (such as a condom or diaphragm) be used while taking this medication and for some time afterwards.
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 Waklert (Armodafinil) 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 are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.