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Jun 29 / 2021

Smart drug - Nuvigil

Briefly on smart drugs.

The values of things are determined by comparing them to their likes. How can we get to know which of the medicines suits us the most? We can easily find it out, compared them together.

Provigil and Nuvigil are the smart drugs. We all know about these preparations the firsthand but it’s time to put finger on this case now. I think that only smart people can afford to take smart medicine.  The both of these preparations are approved by FDA for the hyper somnolence treating therapy. They both contain the different versions of the same acting reagent. And the both of them have the similar after-effects.


These preparations were invented by Chephalon Incorporated. Provigil got its FDA approval in 1998. Nuvigil was recommended as a kind of effective medicine a little later, in 2007. 


The both of these preparations are the first rated stimulating agents, which are widely used for the somnolence treatment. It may be as a result of the obstructive sleep apnea, continuous shift working, sleeping disorders or narcolepsy. They can be used as a kind of the complex therapy and as a primary patients care.

Chemical difference.

Chemical component of each medicine is not an easy question. Let’s try to avoid the complex names and fuzz words. So, Provigil consists of the two different variants of the same active reagent. Simply to say, this is something like combination of two different molecules the same reagent. Each of them has various effects to our organism. Nuvigil contains the only one kind of such a molecule. What does it mean? It means, that 50 percent of Provigil pill is Nuvigil in fact.

The similar effects.

Provigil and Nuvigil are the kind of simulative preparations. They cause the bracing effect, like amphetamines do. But don’t be confused. They have more slight and safety influence. 

The different effects.

The main difference between the Provigil and Nuvigil preparations is that Nuvigil has an extended half-decay period. It means that this preparation stays in our blood little longer.  So, if you still hesitating which of the preparations is worth to use, there is one way to find the right position.

There are many different websites with the recommendations of experienced Nuvigil and Provigil users. This is the best informational source and it would be childish not to believe them. Remember that it is better to learn from the mistakes of the others.