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Jul 19 / 2021

Application in medicine of Modalert

Modern lifestyle makes its own rules and constantly exhausts people, so they start to perceive the reality quite bad, and their memory and reaction deteriorate.

Scientists have developed a drug which is an analeptic (a psycho stimulant) of a new generation. Due to its qualities, we can control the process of waking safely and are not afraid to disrupt the periods of our sleep. Its actions are much softer and neutral than previously used drugs. Waking time has been significantly increased, and after the drug finishes its action, there is no difficulty in falling asleep.

Generic Modalert was developed in the late 80-ies of the last century by the American manufacturer Cephalon in order to treat narcolepsy - a disease by which people suddenly fall asleep during the daytime. From narcolepsy suffer at about 0.02-0.03% of the population. The drug is used in about 20 countries but in Finland, there is no license for its sale, so Fimea Company issued a special permit for the treatment of narcolepsy by using the given medication in Finland. The standard dose of the drug used for treating narcolepsy is 200 milligrams in the morning.

Off-label usage.

The medicine is also used to treat other conditions, in addition to narcolepsy, that also cause daytime sleepiness. Also, sometimes it is used for the treatment of a deficit of memory and attention, Alzheimer's disease and depression. According to the classification, it belongs to doping agents. Its influence on athletic performance has not been studied yet, but based on the effects of this drug it is assumed that it improves endurance and speed. It is known that in bodybuilding it is used to reduce the fat content due to the effect of suppressing the appetite.   

Unfortunately, World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Modalert for usage by athletes, because it can significantly increase the body's endurance and has a similar effect as the previously banned substance amphetamine. Some countries, on the contrary, supported the drug for the treatment of narcolepsy and hypersomnia. Also in medication are interested the military services of some countries: they see it as an alternative to amphetamines, drugs commonly used in the fighting, because very often the military just have to stay awake longer than the body allows.

Also it is proved that by the application of medication by healthy people there has not been noticed any sleep disturbance; on the contrary, scientists have noted that the drug improves short-term memory, processing power and recognition of images. It is also available for the crew of the ISS, and is used in critical and long missions. For the treatment of hypersomnia there is recommended taking the drug in the morning at a dose of 200 mg. However, data of clinical trials have shown that the best way to take the drug is in the morning and in the afternoon, 200 mg each time. Reception of 400 mg once a day does not give any special results.

By shift work and the treatment of sleepiness it is recommended a dose of 200 mg once a day. The main thing is that the dosage should not exceed 400 mg.   Modalert excretes from the body within 12-15 hours and can cause difficulty with normal night's sleep. Therefore it is recommended to use the drug in the first half of the day. The most important recommendation is to keep a daily dosage in the aisles of 100-400 mg. Due to the fact that the drug is often used off label, you can easily buy Modalert at any drugstore of the Us, Europe and Australia. There are also many reliable online pharmacies where you can order Modalert and it will be delivered right to your front door.