Modafinil (Provigil Generic)
Modafinil is a pill that is used to eliminate drowsiness and promote wakefulness in individuals. Sleepiness during the day is more predominant in people who are stricken with disturbed sleep at night (insomnia). The excessive sleepiness can also be associated with narcolepsy. The exact mechanism of modafinil is still under a debate but most experts believe that it works by balancing certain chemicals in the brain whose function is to increase alertness in an individual.
Other conditions treated by modafinil
The functions of this pill are multi-faceted as it is also known to treat many other health conditions along with narcolepsy. So people can buy Modafinil online to treat any of the below conditions.
- Sleep Apnea
- Shift work sleep disorder
- Attention deficit disorder
How to use modafinil
This drug is dispensed in the form a pill that should be consumed depending on which of the aforesaid conditions a person is suffering from. For most cases the pill is consumed in the morning with or without food. Individualized dosage recommendations must be obtained from a doctor because he only prescribes a pill to a patient if the benefits outweigh the risks. As while taking prescription medications, many conditions affect the performance of the pill, the doctor suggests the pill depending on the medical condition and tolerance level of a person.
Medical conditions conflicting with modafinil
Some conditions may interact with this pill and so the doctor or the pharmacist must be duly informed about the following conditions.
- If you have a history of mental diseases or mood related problems such as depression, maniac depression and psychosis
- If you are consuming any prescription, over the counter or alternative medicine and also the conditions for which you are taking them. This is important because drug interactions can be dangerous and some can even be life-threatening.
- If you are pregnant or have plans to conceive in the near future.
- Do not take modafinil if you have consumed an MAO inhibitor in the recent past.
- Tell your doctor about medical conditions such as heart attack, irregular functioning of the heart, liver diseases and a family of drug abuse.
- When used in older people the effect might be more hence the dose should be reduced when compared to the general dose.
Side effects resulting from modafinil
Side effects are not a common occurrence but they do happen in some cases when people’s body is adjusting to a new medicine or when their tolerance level is low. Side effects can also happen due to the improper use of a medicine. Hence if you take the medicine by keeping in mind all the usage instructions the intensity of side effects can be minimized. Some common side effects arising from modafinil are
- Stuffy nose
- Problems with stomach
- Feeling of fainting
Other rare side effects include
- Pain in the muscles or joints
- Swelling of feet, hands and ankles
- Any symptoms indicating heart problems such as pain in the chest