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How many of us use Modafinil like a Medication?
I know for many years I didn’t. One of the secrets to using Modafinil, is to treat it like you would any other medication prescribed by your doctor. Take the same dose of Modafinil at the same time everyday!
This will give you the opportunity to fine tune your Modafinil experience. Example, my day starts at 2 am with 1 litre of water and 150mgs of Artvigil. My day ends at 8pm, and by that time I’m done and ready for bed. Over the years I have fined tuned which Modafinil I use and what is my best time to take it.
Stronger is not always better.
Most long time Modafinil users agree that SUN pharma make the strongest Modafinil, Modalert and the strongest Armodafinil, Waklert. But as I have found out from personal trial and error, stronger is not always better.
I use Artvigil, it works best for me by far. I will use Waklert on the odd occasion but very rarely. And some times I will use Modvigil too. Just to break up the cycle. But always at the same time everyday and the same dose. Never two tablets at once, that gives me a headache!
Artvigil and Modvigil are agreed by most users to be slightly weaker forms of Modafinil and Armodafinil. I agree with the majority, SUN pharma products are slightly stronger that HAB pharma. But that’s not what I’m interested in.
I want to be focused and alert all day. Quick to solve problems, and get a good amount of sleep every night. Which is why I use Artvigil, it’s not the strongest, but it’s the best for me!
What you need to know about Modafinil.
Modafinil is a controlled substance and should only be used according to the instructions. The drug is not approved for use in children, regardless of the individual’s health status. We do not know if it is safe or not for children under 17 years old.
For people with obstructive sleep apnea, Modafinil is used in combination with other medical treatments.
It will not cure this sleep disorder or other sleep disorders, but it can help with the drowsiness created by these conditions.
Yet, you cannot stop all your drowsiness and this does not replace getting enough rest.
Things to discuss with your doctor before taking Modafinil.
It is important for people to discuss all their health problems with their doctor before starting this medication, for example, if they have a history of mental health problems, including psychosis. Make sure your doctor is aware of heart problems or if you have had a;
- heart attack,
- high blood pressure,
- liver or kidney disease,
- a history of addiction,
- addiction or alcohol,
- or if you are pregnant, consider becoming pregnant or if you are pregnant.
Pregnancy Breastfeeding It is not known if the drug will pass into breast milk.
Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Is Modafinil safe?
Modafinil does not create dependency. But, there is a risk of abuse: some people use it to stay awake too long, which will make them sick. There is an rare disease (about 5 cases per million people) called SJS, or Stevens-Johnson syndrome, in which people with genetic susceptibility can develop a mild rash.
Unlikely Modafinil Side Effects.
All side effects do not need medical attention and may disappear during treatment as your body adjusts to the medication. Your doctor can also help you prevent or reduce some of them. The most common side effects range from anxiety and nausea to headaches and nervousness.
In the unlikely event you suffer from any of the below. Stop taking Modafinil and consult your doctor.
- a rash,
- sores in the mouth,
- yellowing or peeling of the skin or eyes,
- difficulty swallowing or to breathe,
- dark urine
- or fever.
Do not take Modafinil if you are allergic to;
- Armodafinil (Nuvigil),
- lactose monohydrate,
- microcrystalline cellulose,
- pregelatinized starch,
- croscarmellose sodium,
- and magnesium stearate.
Modafinil is available in two strengths, 150 mg, and 200 mg. It is usually taken in the morning to avoid drowsiness during the day.
What occurs if you take an overdose?
If you think you have taken too much Modafinil or taken an overdose, see an emergency doctor or call the poison control hotline. If you feel excited or agitated, confused, if you have trouble sleeping, if you have nausea or diarrhea, these may be symptoms of overdose.
Not more 300 mg within 24 hours for;
And not more than 400 mg;
The most likely outcome of taking too much Modafinil, is a serve headache.
What happens if you miss a dose or if you do not take it as prescribed?
Do not take extra medications to make up for the elapsed dose. If you miss a dose of Modafinil, take it as soon as you remember. But, do not take the medication unless you plan to stay awake for several hours.