30 Nov

What is the Maximum dosage of Modafinil?

Modafinil is basically a medicated nootropic which has ultimately helped in various spheres of life. It was originally developed by a French neurophysiologist, Michel Jouvet, along with Lafon Laboratories, and was eventually approved in the United States in 1998 with the name Provigil. Naturally, a product that massively reduces the need for sleep (a couple of hours per night are apparently more than sufficient), enhances productivity and improves working memory.

Modafinil was primarily developed as a drug to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a common disease, whereby the patients fall asleep randomly during the day. However, Modafinil allows a person to remain awake for longer periods. This is an agent which promotes wakefulness and is especially used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy. In spite of scoring less in the wakefulness criteria other than coffee and amphetamine, Modafinil is widely used for many other purposes.

Unfortunately, there are many discussion forums, and chat rooms, whereby one finds several self-administration studies, that suggest that the drug has some addictive effects, and long term usage of the drug might lead to sleeping disorder. However, there is no clear evidence, that suggests that Modafinil is as addictive as cocaine, and today it is largely consumed by the students, entrepreneurs or artists, for the powerful cognitive effects. Furthermore, since it is mostly consumed in the form of a pill, there are fewer chances of developing addiction.

Stay Awake With Modafinil Without Any Side Effects:

EEG studies indicate that Modafinil, amphetamine and caffeine are all said to be theta wave reducing, but only modafinil possess the Alpha wave promotion during wakefulness as well as a theta wave. This is why it is better than the other two. The alertness is aroused mainly because of the presence of this in modafinil and hence, is consumed by a large number of people. However, it is ideally recommended to consume the smart drug in an appropriate amount to achieve desirable results, without any ill effects.

Normal Dosage Of Modafinil:

Observations and several researchers have made clear that the normal and healthy individuals, tested between the ages of 30-44, have shown great improvement in overall alertness and mood when they took Modanifil in a proper and controlled manner. Many of the volunteers have also reported immense mental clarity where their focus and attentiveness drastically improved after they were made to consume Modafinil.

The adult dosage for modafinil is usually 200 mg, once, daily in the morning and must be taken one hour before work. An individual can take it to a maximum of about 400 mg in a single day, but not more than that. It is never advisable for children below the age of 16 years because it may have some adverse effects on them.

 

The effectiveness of modafinil in the long-term does not exist for more than a time period of 9 weeks. There should be a balance between the maximum and minimum intake of modafinil. Dosage adjustment should be considered for concomitant medications that are substrates for triazolam and cyclosporine. Sometimes people use it for easy esacpes too, especially students.

In  paediatric and elderly patients, elimination of modafinil and its metabolites may be reduced as an effect of aging. Therefore, preference should be given to the use of lower doses in elderly patients and most importantly, inspite of all such limitations, one must always consider confirming with a physician before depending on the nootropic.

 

29 Nov

Why exactly is Modafinil so popular?

Modafinil, also known as eugeroic, a wakefulness promoting agent, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States of America. This drug is most commonly used for disorders such as narcolepsy and disorders of staying awake, excessive daytime disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea. This is a non-addictive drug, which is even used by students and often recommended by physicians. This drug is also known as “daffy”. Modafinil does not ordinarily work as caffeine or red bull or any type of energy boosting drink. This drug helps in improving memory and rapidly increases the efficiency and work energy of the person consuming the drug.

Scientists have declared this to be a wonder drug for students. This not only helps in gaining concentration and promotes wakefulness among students, but is also used by the army, not only that, the drug has proven to be non addictive.

Modafinil can do Wonders:

This drug is commonly known as the wonder drug. There are false rumors about making the person reach his or her highest goal, instead; this drug actually helps in accelerating the efficiency, and metabolism. A student or person taking it experiences a boost in the energy levels of his or her body as the drug relieves them from laziness and lethargy. This drug does not make one clever or smart, but allows them to live up to their utmost level of efficiency.

This drug increases the level of concentration in a student and allows him or her to focus and read and take notes for hours meticulously. This drug will provide such a boost in energy that the student or whosoever takes it, works enthusiastically and without stopping. The only time the concentration will break is when the person has to urinate, as this drug will make you urinate quite often.

The effects of this drug last only for fourteen hours, after that the drug will lose its effects, and the person’s energy level will plummet down to its normal. Until then, the person will experience the super-human energy for doing various tasks at hand and will subsist the quality for the said hours.

Why is the wonder drug used or prescribed?

Modafinil is consumed for treating excessive sleepiness, which is caused by narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a condition which causes excessive sleepiness during the daytime. Furthermore, for shift work sleep disorder, which is a sleep disorder that is caused during various scheduled waking hours, that leads to difficulties in falling asleep or staying asleep during sleeping hours, this drug works as a miracle. This is most suitable for those who work at night. Modafinil is also used  with breathing devices or other forms of treatments, and is used to prevent excessive sleepiness caused by apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The syndrome OSAHS is a sleep disorder where the person  briefly stops breathing or breathes shallowly, many times during sleep and