Modafinil for Focus

Modafinil for Focus

The drug modafinil was developed to treat narcolepsy (excessive sleeping). Modafinil with Armodafinil is a drug that belongs in the category of medicine which everyone can buy similar as to buy nootropics online. It is widely used off-licence as a ‘smart drug’ to promote cognitive enhancement, where qualities such as alertness and concentration are desired to assist someone with, for example, exam preparation.

Memory

Modafinil has been shown to promote wakefulness. In addition, some studies suggest the drug can improve cognitive function. These results suggest that Modafinil’s memory effects are more selective than amphetamine or cocaine, and specific to hippocampus-dependent memory.

Uses

Modalert (Modafinil) is a central stimulant chemically related to adrafinil. It is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcoleptic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnoea, and shift-work sleep disorder. In addition, it is very popular as a study drug (nootropic) and for other off-label uses such as ADHD, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and even weight loss.

Dosage and administration

In the treatment of narcoleptic syndrome or obstructive sleep apnoea, Modafinil is given orally in a dose of 200 to 400 mg daily, in two divided doses, in the morning and at midday, or as a single dose in the morning. To treat a shift-work sleep disorder, the daily dose is 200 mg taken as a single dose 1 hour before starting work. An initial dose of 100 mg daily should be used in the elderly and adjusted as necessary.

Side effects

Modalert (Modafinil) is usually very well tolerated; however, some patients do experience side effects. Most side effects experienced are mild and short-lasting. Still, you should always report any side effects you share to your doctor, doing so as soon as possible if any persist or worsen. Side effects which patients have reported include:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Agitation
  • confusion
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Angioedema
  • Psychosis
  • Depression or other behavioural changes
  • Abnormal liver function

Results:

Modafinil significantly reduced error rates in the long delay condition of the visuospatial task and the manipulation conditions, but not in the maintenance condition of the numeric study. Analyses of reaction times showed no speed-accuracy trade-off. Attentional control tasks (letter cancellation, trail-making, catch trials) were not affected by Modafinil.

Conclusions:

In healthy volunteers without sleep deprivation, Modafinil has subtle stimulating effects on maintenance and manipulation processes in relatively tricky and monotonous working memory tasks, especially in lower-performing subjects. When studying the noradrenergic modulation of the prefrontal cortex, overlapping attentional and working memory processes have to be considered.

Precautions:

Do not use Modalert (Modafinil) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before dosing if you have any history of psychosis, depression, mania, liver or kidney impairment of any kind, or Tourette’s syndrome. In addition, if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), you will require increased monitoring while taking this medication.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may indicate a response, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and difficulty swallowing.

Always use Modalert (Modafinil) as your doctor has prescribed you. 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 treated condition.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it, always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses not listed above.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

We also stock the branded version of Modafinil – 100mg 30 Tablet.

 

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND Canada. I've been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I'm currently writing for many websites and newspapers. All my ideas come from my very active lifestyle, every day I ask myself hundreds of questions to doctors, specialists, and physicians. I always keep myself very informed to give you the best information. In all my years as a computer scientist made me become an incredible researcher. I believe that any information should be free, we want to know more every day because we learn every day. Most of our medical sources come from Canada.ca and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at info@sind.ca.

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