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May 11 / 2021

Modavigil F.A.Q.

What is Modavigil?

Modavigil is an anti-narcolepsy drug that enables people to lead active and productive lives and leave behind the problems with staying alert and awake during the time of everyday activity.

What is narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic condition of central nervous system. Its symptoms include the following:
    — Feeling of weakness and drowsiness during the daytime
    — Physically and mentally uncontrollable urges to sleep and dropping off in unusual places
    — Cataplexy – sudden relaxation of body muscles that may cause falling down and inflicting dangerous traumas

How does Modavigil works?

Modavigil works by increasing neurotransmitters levels in the brain, namely the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine as well as the levels of hypothalamic histamine.

Can Modavigil be used for other sleep disruptions other than narcolepsy?

Modavigil can be used to alleviate symptoms of sleep disruptions other than narcolepsy. For example, if you can not stay alert due to night-shift sleep disruption Modavigil will be of great help as well.

What are the side effects of Modavigil?

Modavigil is an efficient drug and thus it may have some side effects, especially when users are taking different doses of Modavigil than prescribed. Though the side effects from Modavigil are happening really rarely, here are some of them:
    — Nausea
    — Sleep troubles
    — Diarrheas
    — Headache
    — Agitation

Those side effects are nothing to be worried about. Though in some extremely rare cases using Modavigil can cause serious side effects like these:
    — Strange thoughts and behaviors
    — Severe muscular weakfullness, muscle pulsation or numbness
    — Fever
    — Anxiety
    — Heart beating unevenly
    — Chest pains
    — Agression / depression
    — Hallucinations
    — Easy bleeding

Although these side effects are really rare, in order to avoid such risk consult a doctor of your healthcare provider. Such side effects can be caused by overdosing or using Modavigil along with some other medications.

Do I need prescription to use Modavigil?

Yes. To use Modavigil safely, get prescription from a doctor. Make sure you provide him with a list of medications you are currently using in order to avoid Modafinil interaction with other drugs.