Generic Modafinil FAQ
Jun / 24 / 2016
Since you are visiting our website we assume that you want to buy anti-narcoleptic medicines to treat the disorder called narcolepsy or other condition that makes you excessively sleepy during the daytime. Before you choose one drug or another, probably you would like to find comprehensive information on each medicine we offer at our online pharmacy. In this article we are going to ask the most frequently asked questions about Generic Modafinil
What is Generic Modafinil?
It is a drug used to treat narcolepsy and other disorders that cause excessive sleepiness during the daytime regardless of the number of hours you slept at night. The drug is included in the family of wakefulness-promoting agents or eugeroics. Modafinil is the name of the active substance of the medicine responsible for its effect.
When the drug is used?
Main indications for the drug use are obstructive sleep apnoea, narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorder. However, it is also used off-label. For example, the drug can be used to improve cognitive functions in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, stress, or in people who are suffering from lowered intellectual capacity due to brain injury.
When was Generic Modafinil first used?
The active substance on which the medicine is based was first used for the treatment of narcolepsy in 1994.
Who developed the drug?
The brand drug called Modafinil on which Generic Modafinil is based was developed by the French pharmaceutical laboratory called Cephalon.
What is the difference between the brand drug and Generic Modafinil?
The name Modafinil is registered by a pharmaceutical company Cephalon. However, the exclusive patent for the medicine production has already expired meaning that the same medication can be manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies. These companies cannot use the same registered name so you can find the same drug under a variety of different names. In general such medicines are called Generic Modafinil but you won’t see this name on the package since it is not a registered name but rather a “code” name used to facilitate your search for the medicine you need instead of the brand version, a cheaper version marketed under a different name you may not know.
How safe the drug is?
Multiple clinical trials have proven that the medicine is quite safe unlike previously used amphetamines for the same purposes. It still can cause various side effects especially if the medicine is contraindicated for you or is taken improperly.
Whom is Generic Modafinil contraindicated?
The medicine is contraindicated only for people with the intolerance or allergy to the substances contained in the tablets. However, it need to be cautiously used in people with severe liver dysfunction as the drug is metabolized in the liver and in people with any cardiovascular disorders. Prior to the medicine use, you have to consult your doctor and he or she will decide whether the medicine is safe for you at a certain moment.
What adverse effects can Generic Modafinil cause?
Though the medicine is quite safe, it still can cause some adverse reactions. For example, it can cause headaches, nausea, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, and gastrointestinal problems. Worth noting, these effects were reported by less than 11% of patients taking part in the trials.
What medicines should not be used along with Generic Modafinil?
The medicine reduces the effect of certain birth control medications such as hormonal patches and oral contraceptives. It also lowers the effect of the medicines used to treat liver cirrhosis such as ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and others, as well as such medicines used to treat cancer as axitinib and bosutinib.
Weigh loss pills and anti-cold pills also can influence the overall health when taken at the same time with Modafinil. The drugs as well as caffeine can increase the heart rate and blood pressure. It is also not advised to use other wakefulness-promoting medicines or nootropics such as Artvigil if you already use Modafinil. You can replace one medicine with another but consult your doctor before doing so as they may require different dosages.
How to use Generic Modafinil?
Before you buy the drug, you should get the instruction on its use from your doctor. If your doctor doesn’t provide you with a certain recommendation, you can use the medicine as recommended in the instruction coming with the drug. The usual daily dosage is: 200 mg taken in the morning in a single dosage for the treatment of narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnoea in adults or one hour before the start of the working shift in shift work sleep disorder.
People with severe liver impairment need to take a half of the recommended daily dosage, i.e. 100 mg a day and do frequent blood tests.
How to take the drug for off-instruction usage?
The medicine is commonly referred as to a smart drug. It is popular among healthy people who take it for short periods of time to enhance cognitive functions, i.e. memory, attention, concentration, and so on in time of exams or increased workload. In such cases the medicine should be used in a reduced dosage. Some people report that such small doses as 75 mg are enough.
What should you do in overdose of the drug?
It is recommended to start using the medicine from the minimum daily dosage. If you take a big dosage of the medicine at once you may experience side effects. If you took an increased dosage accidentally, you should induce vomiting and seek medical assistance. If you realised that you overdosed more than an hour after the medicine intake, do not induce vomiting and contact medical professional who will either advise you measures to reduce the negative effect of the overdose at home or tell you to come over to the hospital to do cardiovascular monitoring in case you experience increased heart rate or blood pressure.
Can Generic Modafinil cure narcolepsy completely?
Currently, there is no medicine capable of curing narcolepsy. You can only manage the symptoms taking wakefulness-promoting medicines regularly.
Where can you buy Generic Modafinil?
You can buy the medicine at any local drugstore if you have a valid prescription from a doctor. If you don’t have a prescription or you prescription has already expired, you can buy the drug at our online pharmacy.
Consult your healthcare professional before using any drug.