11 Jan

Provigil Prices may Change under Trump

Donald Trump speaks on Drug Prices. Credit: AP

Donald Trump speaks on Drug Prices. Credit: AP

2016 left the world with many questions. The UK voted to leave the EU. The United States elected Donald Trump to the presidency. While immigration and peace in the Middle East tend to dominate the conversation, you shouldn’t ignore Trump’s comments about health care. That goes for people outside the United States as well.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has not lived up to expectations. Trump campaigned hard against the ACA, and today he held his first press conference since being elected. In this conference he vowed to “repeal and replace” the ACA with something better. And it may have a huge impact on the price of prescription brand-name drugs, like Provigil, around the world.

Provigil Prices are unique in the US

Countries like the UK have a single-payer healthcare system. The single payer is in fact the government. Since the state provides the care and medication, it buys the medicine its citizens need from pharmaceutical companies. State health providers, like the NHS, negotiate to get the lowest price possible for their medicine. This way they can offer it cheap to people like you and me.

In the UK all prescriptions are sold at a flat rate, meaning that the government probably takes a loss on some and profits off of others. Provigil prices in the UK are the same as every other medicine, but Provigil prices are unique in the US. Because the US lacks a single payer to negotiate on behalf of everyone, pharmaceutical companies can charge much higher prices.

The result is that Provigil prices in the US are over $1,000 for a month’s supply. Insurance companies will usually cover a great deal of this, but if you lack insurance you’re out of luck.

How Trump could change Provigil Prices

Trump stated this morning that he would like the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies, just like most other countries. This is unprecedented in the US. Pharmaceutical stocks immediately fell 3-5%. Expect Provigil prices to be cheaper in the United States in the years to come if he follows through.

But this affects everyone else on the planet too.

Why do you think the NHS gets a better deal than the US? Part of the reason other countries are able to pay so much less for their medicine is that the US is paying heaps more! Imagine going out to eat with a few friends, and one of them pays for 80% of the check. Your bill just got lighter.

That 80% number might even be low. Some estimates think the US is responsible for 90% of the industry’s profits.

Expect Provigil prices to rise

If Trump starts hurting the profitability of companies in the US, they’ll look to get more out of other countries’ healthcare systems. The NHS, for instance, might be pressured to pay more for medicine. That, in turn, will lead to you paying more for your prescriptions.

Might be a good time to start stocking up if you’re living outside the US.

 

09 Jan

Lawsuit over Provigil and Modafinil Prices Reaches Settlement

The attorney-generals of New York and Ohio won a settlement with Cephalon, Inc. Cephalon is the pharmaceutical company that invented modafinil. If you purchased name-brand Provigil, or generic Provigil, then you may be eligible for a piece of the pie.

So what actually happened? The $35 million dollar deal was cut behind closed doors, and Cephalon never admitted any wrongdoing. It has to do with US antitrust law and how it works. You can read the full statement here.

Cephalon’s not alone in the lawsuit

Cephalon’s not the only company mentioned. Barr Pharmaceuticals is also on the lawsuit. So is Teva Pharmaceuticals. So how are they connected?

Cephalon’s patent to produce modafinil exclusively was going to expire in 2011. To prepare Barr applied early for FDA approval to produce it. Filing the application early gave Barr time to prepare its facilities for production when the patent eventually would expire. They received permission in 2004.

The lawsuit says Teva skirted the rules

Teva Pharmaceuticals acquired Barr in 2008. Now its Teva vs Cephalon. In the same year as Cephalon’s patent expired, Teva made a bold move. Teva purchased Cephalon in 2011. This meant that Teva would be both a licensed producer of generic modafinil, and the name brand Provigil. Teva event went so far as to apply for a license separate from Barr’s and received it in 2014.

The lawsuit says Teva skirted the rules, because they absolutely did.

This is illegal because it disrupts the market. In a natural market, the generic manufacturer would sell their pills as cheap as possible to encourage customers to stop taking the name brand. But since Teva controlled generic production, they could sell it at a price much closer to the regular price of Provigil. Instead of seeing a massive price difference, customers would see a smaller one, and opt for the name brand drug.

People assume the name brand is better. They are, but not by much.

This lawsuit aims to get some of that money back. The generic should have been cheaper. And that should have caused Cephalon to lowers its Provigil prices. Neither of these things happened.

The attorney-generals’ settlement probably is a tiny fraction of what Teva actually made. Over a million Provigil prescriptions are filled out every year, so a simple $5 increase in price pays for this settlement. The actual difference may have been much more, but to avoid disclosing that information, Teva and Co. have decided to settle this lawsuit out of court.

If you’d like to know if you are eligible for any benefits from the settlement, check out the lawsuit’s page.

 

 

05 Jan

Modafinil vs Adrafinil vs Armodafinil vs Hydrafinil

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Modafinil vs Adrafinil vs Armodafinil vs Hydrafinil

This blog post will go over the top 4 “afinil” products currently on the market and will go over what works best in terms of potency, price, simplicity, and for which works the best on a long-term, convenient basis. I chose to write this article because of the confusion surrounding Modafinil, and because of how many other nootropics are often compared to it, including those that are significantly weaker. This article should serve as a guide for any users who are conficted about “afinil” nootropics and analogues.

What is Provigil (Modafinil)?

Provigil, also known as Modafinil, is the premium nootropic drug, and by far the most popular of the “afinil” nootropics. The only thing stronger is likely Armodafinil, though Armodafinil is much harder to get your hands on, whereas for Modafinil/Provigil, it’s actually fairly simple. Modafinil, while a drug used professionally for Narcolepsy, ADHD (off-label), and COPD, Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it has become extremely popular Modafinil vs Adrafinil vs Hydrafinil vs Armodafinilin recent decades for use as a “Smart Drug,” Nootropic and Cognitive Enhancer, and has even been deemed the “CEO’s drug” by many tech blogs that write about Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

Modafinil’s use as a Smart Drug has become so popular because it is effective and works better than most of the other nootropic products on the market. Other common nootropics are very subtle, and when comparing Modafinil to drugs like

Piracetam- Original nootropic, very subtle, typically gives a slight energy boost.

Aniracetam- Mostly for anxiety relief

Oxiracetam- Deemed the “speedy racetam.” very subtle in effects, headaches occur if choline not consistently supplied.

Alpha GPC Choline-Good for stacking with nootropics, nootropic effects comparable to fish oil (zilch) on its own.

It’s not even a choice! If you need to get real work done or are in a crunch for time when cramming for an exam, taking Piracetam or Choline just isn’t going to get you there, you need something that works, and something that works amazingly! Provigil is a drug you can actually feel, and it’s been given loads of hype for a reason, it works like a charm, and it works very effectively. Modafinil vs Adrafinil may be the only “nootropic” comparison worth making, and even then Modafinil is about 4 times the strength of Adrafinil.

Checkout these links for Research Studies proving the effectiveness of Modafinil:

https://examine.com/supplements/modafinil/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19300566

http://www.livescience.com/51919-modafil-improves-attention-learning.html

What is Nuvigil (Armodafinil)?

Nuvigil is likely the only Smart Drug stronger than Modafinil right now. Nuvigil was created by Cephalon several years ago, and is a new and improved form of Modafinil. Names also include Waklert, Armodafinil, Nuvigil, and Alertec, I apologize if I’ve left out any. Nuvigil is, in medical literature and on may nootropics forums, such as Longecity and Reddit deemed to be about 30% more effective on a per milligram basis, whether or not this is factually accurate is up for debate. 150 milligrams of Armodafinil is typically equal to 200 milligrams of Armodafinil.

For more information on Armodafinil, checkout these research links

https://www.modup.net/blog/research-armodafinil/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0009105/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19133704

What is Adrafinil (Olmifon)?

Adrafinil is also a erogenic drug that is significantly weaker than Modafinil by a margin of about a third. 100mg of Modafinil is the equivalent of about 300 milligrams of Adrafinil and even then Modafinil is much cleaner than Adrafinil. Adrafinil can have some pretty rough effects on your liver if the drug is taken on a regular basis, and in all honesty this is a drug that should only be taken short-term, if its taken at all. It also is known as Olmifon, and is sold by a number of nootropics websites, including peaknootropics.com, nootropicscity.com, smartdrugsforcollege.com, absorbyourhealth.com, amazon.com, ebay.com, powdercity.com and the like of those that sell nootropics. Compared to Modafinil, it is much harsher and less effective.

Research on Adrafinil:

https://examine.com/supplements/adrafinil/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/

What is Hydrafinil (9-Fluorenol)?

Hydrafinil, also known by many companies as Fluorenol, is an interesting analogue of Modafinil. It’s hard to find and only a handful of companies sell it, it’s not really a nootropic and instead is more of an RC nootropic (research chemical) because of how little research their is on the drug. Hydrafinil is supposedly a more euphoric form of Modafinil, but having tried it personally, I can say that its similar but much less energizing, it also only lasts about 3 hours, and gave me a horrible headache after the drug came down. Rare to find, and not very effective, steer clear.

For the limited research available, read on:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/

http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/12/23/hydrafinil-fluorenol-a-modafinil-analogue-with-questionable-safety/

https://www.modup.net/blog/hydrafinil-launch-ceretropic/

Sources: 

  1. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02886130
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1662399
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1409797

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03 Jan

Reach your Goals in 2017 with Modafinil

Successfully recovered from your New Year’s festivities? The start of a new year is a great time to get your ducks in a row and make plans. With your hangover gone now’s the time to set your 2017 agenda with some New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you have big goals or small ones, those objectives help you organize your life and accomplish greater things.

Yet, if you’re like most people, you’ve made resolutions at one point or another and then failed to fulfill them. Nobody’s perfect. Don’t let previous failures keep you from glory in 2017! All you need is a little extra commitment. Modafinil can help you reach your goals. Let’s look at some of the most common goals that modafinil can help you with.

#1 2017 Goal: Save Money / Pay off debt

We’d all like to pay off some debt or save up for a big purchase. Maybe it’s a house or a new car. A holiday abroad. Whatever the case is, saving money always sounds easier than it really is. Modafinil can make a difference in two phases of this game.

First off, you need to know your finances. This can be hard for some people. If your income varies from day to day, common for people in the service industry, you need to get into a habit of recording what comes in and what goes out. Salaried workers have it easier. Regardless of your circumstances, take some modafinil and then take charge! Nothing like the focus of modafinil to help you map out your money in an extremely detailed manner.

And when it comes to the actual savings? Modafinil’s cheaper than your daily cup of coffee. If Starbucks is stealing your income, switch it out with modafinil.

Best part? Modafinil will get you to produce more, making it easier to earn more and reach your savings goals.

#2 2017 Goal: Lose weight / Get in shape

Drive up to any gym after January 1st and you’ll see a full parking lot. Come back in February and it’ll be empty. The gym is work. It’s tough. Diet and exercise are two ugly truths we have to face in order to get in shape. If your goal is to drop a few pounds, modafinil could be key to helping you out.

For starters, Modafinil curbs your appetite. Mental Health Daily has a great article on all the ways modafinil can contribute to your weight loss plans. Eating less is a big one. You’ll still feel hungry and need to eat, but you’re more likely to eat less. Starving yourself only shuts down your metabolism. You have to keep eating, but in moderation. Modafinil-eration anyone?

And that energy boost you’ll get helps you work out longer and harder. See better results in less time as you make those workouts count. The added focus helps with form and concentration on your exercises. Great if you lift.

If your goal is to get in shape, modafinil can help you.

#3 2017 Goal: Get an education

Maybe you just finished high school and you’re thinking about entering university. Or perhaps you’re a working adult whose career isn’t moving forward fast enough. In either case, getting an education is one of the best goals you can have. But it can be tough. Universities are increasingly competitive. Students put in long hours preparing for tests and completing assignments. Especially for the working professional who wants to get ahead, the extra load of university work can be daunting.

There’s a reason modafinil is mostly consumed by students: It helps. You’ll get the focus you need to concentrate on your classes. The energy will help you work and study at the same time. And, as studies show, you’ll do it all better.

Make 2017 the year of you. The year of success. With some hard work and some modafinil to make it easier, you’ll find yourself looking back on a great year as you reached your goals. Next year’s champagne will be special.

29 Dec

Are you Impulsive? Modafinil Lowers Impulsive Tendencies, Study Says

Being impulsive killed Romeo, the star of Shakespeare’s greatest story. The dramatist knew humans better than anyone. Impulsiveness is the driver behind many of our greatest problems: Alcoholism, obesity, addiction, just to name a few.

But what does it really mean to be impulsive? And what does any of this have to do with modafinil? A recently-published study from the University of Warwick and the Imperial College of London reveal that modafinil helps to curb impulsive tendencies. This is big news. Millions of people deal with conditions related to impulsive behavior, and modafinil could be the cure.

The meaning of impulsive

You probably think of being impulsive as a general personality trait. An impulsive person does what they feel like doing, right? No second thoughts. While that’s partially true, it ignores the science behind impulsive behavior. The truth is right in the word.

An “impulse” medically speaking is just a signal in your brain. Neurotransmitters trigger impulses that guide your actions. Hunger is an impulse that tells you to eat, for instance.

Fortunately, as humans, we have some ability to control our impulses. You don’t stop whatever you’re doing and devour food the minute your tummy rumbles. But what if your brain gets a little wonky? What if those impulses get harder to control?

Impulsive disorders are extremely common

Addictions of any sort are forms of impulsive disorders. Whenever your brain likes what you’re doing it releases dopamine which is the brain’s way of saying “do that again.” Dopamine feels good! Most drugs that people abuse release heaps of it. That makes their impulses much stronger, and harder to resist.

But as your body becomes desensitized to the constant dopamine rush, you need more to feel satisfied. That’s why you see addictions gradually increase over time. Whether it’s alcohol, hard drugs, or even food, the price of resisting the impulse goes up as your body becomes physically dependent on the chemical in question. Withdrawal symptoms make quitting seem impossible. Really, the phrase “monkey on your back” describes the impulsive nature of addiction to a T.

Can modafinil make you less impulsive?

So naturally, if you wanted to help someone kick an addiction, you’d try to reduce the severity of their impulses. Make them less impulsive. Well, that’s precisely what this study did. It focused on obesity. In many cases obese people struggle to control their impulses for food. Sugar is highly addictive. It, like cocaine or heroin, releases dopamine in large amounts.

The study gave 60 men three different options: Placebo, Atomoxetine, and modafinil. There were 20 in each group. The only group that showed reduced impulsive behavior took modafinil.

Only healthy people were included in the study. The goal was to see if modafinil reduced innate impulsive behavior. If it did, they theorized, then it would be useful for people struggling with addictions.

Modafinil has already been proven to help curb cravings for methamphetamine addicts. Studies like this show that it reduces impulsive actions even in healthy individuals. That could make you much more productive. Instead of caving in to your impulsive desire to sit and watch TV or play a video game, maybe you can get more work done. Modafinil continues to find novel applications for all types of people, and we hope this study is just the start of what’s to come in 2017.

24 Dec

Modafinil in 2016: The Year in Review

2016 has been a tragedy-filled year for the most part. Terrorism runs wild, politicians and voters have lost their collective minds, and economies are still sluggish. But in the world of modafinil things have been cruising along beautifully. 2016 was a banner year for the smart drug. Not only are sales through the roof, but studies are pouring in revealing new applications for the nootropic giant.

As 2016 draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the biggest developments for modafinil this year.

Modafinil’s cognitive benefits are real

No, it’s not just your mind playing tricks on you. For years students and professionals have been saying this. Well, in 2016, science caught up. One study proved that modafinil gave patients with depression a real improvement in memory function. Patients coming out of depression may have difficulty remembering things because they often walk around disinterested in what they’re doing. If you don’t care, you won’t remember. Modafinil helped them.

And for those totally healthy individuals, the majority of modafinil users, good news! A 2016 study confirmed that modafinil helped executive function and performance, meaning those results you see truly are real, and not placebo. The world’s first smart drug: Proven!

Modafinil can treat just about anything

Since modafinil cuts down fatigue like a chainsaw, researchers realized it could be a boon to so many other medical conditions. Fatigue makes it harder for people to recover. And in literally every trial, modafinil has helped.

Cancer patients? This 2016 study showed you were less likely to feel depressed and more likely to be active in your treatment.

Liver cirrhosis? Maybe you need a bigger dose than what this study tried. Virtually every successful trial has used at least 200mg. This one went easy on the patients with 100mg, and only saw light benefits.

Fibromyalgia? Modafinil can give you a normal life.

Look to 2017 as the year of clinical trials that put modafinil on the market for these conditions. Right now, these are just preliminary studies to test theories. But based on all the positive results, we can expect doctors to make it rain modafinil.

2016 showed Modafinil is safe

Wary of all the studies waving modafinil around like the cure-all panacea we’ve been searching for, some researchers tried to find some hazards. Tough sledding for these guys indeed.

Addiction is always a worry when doctors prescribe medication. The last thing you want is a patient that’s hooked forever. Modafinil time and again proves itself to be safe in this regard. A wide meta-analysis of dozens of studies showed that modafinil was the best option for patients.

Even children can take modafinil! Several 2016 studies experimented with using modafinil for ADHD and the results were excellent. Unlike amphetamine-based drugs like Ritalin or Adderall, modafinil was non-habit forming and didn’t reduce the children’s appetite as much. That’s a big win since a weak appetite could cause stunted growth.

Best of all, side effects are now completely understood and continue to be rare.

It’s been a great year for modafinil, and we know 2017 is only going to be better. With armodafinil undergoing studies, more phase 2 and 3 trials coming, and even the possibility of new formulations of modafinil, 2017 should be an amazing time for the world’s first true smart drug.

15 Dec

Fibromyalgia Patients Reduce Fatigue with Modafinil and Armodafinil

The long list of conditions that modafinil can improve continues to grow. Now you can add fibromyalgia (FM) to it. Researchers are finalizing phase 4 trials, the last step for FDA approval.

Studies have proven modafinil and armodafinil to be extremely effective in helping FM patients. To understand why modafinil is such a great tool for fibromyalgia, let’s look at FM itself.

How Fibromyalgia Affects People

You’ve probably heard of fibromyalgia, if only because it has a unique name. What most people don’t realize is how big of a problem it is. FM affects around 2% of the population in developed countries. We’re talking about millions of people. What’s worse is we don’t even know how it works.

FM is a genetic disorder and is hereditary. Symptoms, depending on the patient, can be incapacitating or mild. This makes it hard to research and treat. As a result, doctors look for ways to reduce the symptoms.

What are the symptoms? The first is chronic, all-over pain, especially in response to pressure. Specific points on the body are even more sensitive. Everyday tasks become more difficult as the pain can be severe. Usually doctors treat this with painkillers and therapy, but that isn’t always effective. The regular pain causes other symptoms, like nonrestorative sleep. As the name implies, this is when you sleep but don’t feel refreshed afterwards.

So imagine your body is stuck in a permanent zombie-like state. You move around and it hurts, so naturally you’d rather not do anything. Work is a nightmare. Even at rest your body aches. Energy is fleeting and hard to come by. You end up with chronic fatigue and can’t hold a job.

That’s the reality for many FM patients. It can be hard for them to even hold down a part time position. Family members and friends have to provide support and FM patients end up with less independence.

How modafinil helps patients with fibromyalgia

I think you can see where this is going. What’s modafinil most known for? Removing fatigue and giving people energy of course. Just like in other medical cases, such as cancer treatment or depression, modafinil can cure chronic fatigue and give people the energy they need to keep going.

Trials are showing this exact same effect with FM patients. Most of them woke up and took a breakfast dose of 200mg, followed by a later dose of 50-100mg in the afternoon. The results were amazing. These were people who literally couldn’t have a life. When trials started, they had no expectations since nothing else had worked before.

While a couple of people dropped out due to complications with their schedule, every patient said they would continue using modafinil. They were able to maintain a more active schedule, without needing naps every day just to function. Their families cheered them on. Overall, modafinil was the answer.

If you know someone with FM or you yourself are dealing with it, talk to a doctor about using modafinil or armodafinil to treat your FM fatigue. Fibromyalgia may not be understood, but at least we have a way to fight back.

 

 

06 Dec

The best gift for the holiday season: Modafinil

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up somebody’s Christmas, buy them a gift that’ll keep on giving and improve their entire year. If you’re having trouble thinking of the perfect gift for someone in your life, I’m going to solve your stocking-stuffing problems.

Modafinil for Christmas might seem like a strange gift to get someone. After all, most people probably don’t think of pills as the ideal Christmas present. But let’s break that perception by looking at it objectively. Modafinil, for a number of reasons, makes an excellent gift.

Why modafinil’s a great gift

First off, if you don’t want to break the bank for a gift, modafinil is the perfect solution. Depending on the quantity you get from most online sites you’ll spend between $1-2 a pill, which means your gift won’t cost much in the end.

Besides the fact that it’s a good gift from a buyer’s perspective, it’s a gift that actually gives your loved one something real that they can use: Proven cognitive enhancement, weight loss, focus and concentration. Who couldn’t use that? How many presents have you ended up throwing away over the years because you never used them? This year, make sure your offering doesn’t end up in the trash.

Who should you get modafinil for?

The easy answer to this is everyone, but that’s probably not quite true. Don’t get it for little children. They don’t usually need help concentrating on their coloring homework.  And maybe leave grandma alone, she’s got daytime TV to watch in the comfy chair. Unless she has a quilt that must be finished soon. In that case maybe half a pill.

Got a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or cousin in college? Get them the ultimate exam killer. Busy husband or wife with too much to do? Help them crush their to-do list. Someone struggling to stick to a diet? Modafinil’s proven to help with that too.

Get your modafinil gift in time

If you’re thinking about buying modafinil for someone else you should make your purchase soon! Modafinil typically ships direct from India when bought online taking between 1-2 weeks to arrive. Express options are available if you want to ensure that it makes it on time for Christmas.

Look, pills aren’t the sexiest option for a Christmas present, so maybe get something cute to go with it. A teddy bear cuddling a blister pack might do the trick. Either way, you’ll be giving the gift of modafinil, one that keeps on giving and can radically change lives. Whoever gets it is bound to thank you, and while you’re at it, get some for yourself! Nobody needs to know you saved more by buying in bulk.

03 Dec

What is Modafinil, and Why is It Used?

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What is Modafinil, and Why is it Used?

Modafinil is a powerful wakefulness-promoting drug that is typically prescribed for Narcolepsy and ADHD, yet is also used off-label by healthy individuals looking for a boost, as it can sometimes pose a significant competitive advantage over the competition in high pressure jobs. Professions where the drug is commonly used is Banking, in University, and in the Start-Up community in Silicon Valley. Provigil can give you a significant boost in energy levels, mood, memory and focus, and often promotes significant vigilance and euphoria in the user.

Research on Modafinil

There have been loads of studies on Modafinil to prove its efficiency, even at .gov websites where clinical trials have been done proving its effectiveness. You can read more at these URL’s

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602016.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286657/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22051208

What most of the data on Modafinil is currently showing is that it can enhance mood, memory and focus, and that it is actually clinically effective as a nootropic. You can read a more detailed article about its legitamacy right here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/20/narcolepsy-medication-modafinil-worlds-first-safe-smart-drug

This website review has Modafinil touted as the worlds first safe and effective Smart Drug, and for good reason, for the most part, Modafinil is non-addictive, and can easily be used What is Modafinil?long-term with few excess side effects. Modafinil user reviews often state that the drug gave a clean, mildly euphoric energy boost that helped to significanty maximize productivity.

Who Uses Modafinil?

Modafinil is typically used by entrepreneurs, college students at University who have difficult majors, and bankers/high-pressure sales jobs. Modafinil is used by these individuals because, as a powerful (yet also safe and approved) stimulant-type Smart Drug, Modafinil can have prominent effects on the user such as increased energy, better mood and focus, and can significantly improve productivity levels. Modafinil does this by increasing a number of prominent neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, as well as histamine (the primary wakefulness promoting nootropic in the brain and the major nootropic that Modafinil acts on.)

Modafinil for Narcolepsy, What is Modafinil to a Patient?

Modafinil is a Schedule IV FDA approved drug for Narcolepsy in the United States, and is sold under the brand names Modafinil, Modalert, Modvigil, Provigil (the most popular one), and under other analogues of the drug, such as Adrafinil, Olmifon, Armodafinil, Walkert and Alertec. Modafinil is used as commonly off-label for its effects as a cognitive enhancer as it is used as a wakefulness-promoting drug. A number of biohacking and nootropic/internet marketing celebrities have even gotten famous off of the drug, including Tim Ferris and Dave Asprey, notable entrepreneurs who have admitted to using Provigil on a very regular basis.

Modafinil for Studying

What is Modafinil useful for when studying? Since Modafinil acts on a variety of neurotransmitters that aid in the brain’s executive functioning (in-fact the exact cocktail of neurotransmitters Modafinil acts on is why it has been deemed the world’s first effective “Smart Drug” in a recent clinical trial) such as Dopamine and Norepinephrine, powerful neurotransmitters that aid in memory, mood, focus and most notably…wakefulness. While these can all be very beneficial when studying, Modafinil is mainly beneficial for its use in improving productivity, and in allowing the user to work at a far quicker pace and for much longer than they otherwise would be able to.

What is Modafinil and What does it Look like for Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs are another major spectrum in which the drug Modafinil is taken off-label. Silicon Valley and in any local tech start-ups will most undoubtedly have at least someone on the team who either uses Modafinil, or who knows someone who does (this is especially true among the engineers, coders and writers, those whose careers require them to put out large volumes of work on a very regular basis.)

Modafinil Benefits on the Brain

Modafinil has a number of ways it affects the brain. Benefits the drug can have include

-Increased energy levels

-Better mental endurance

-Improved focus

-More productivity

-Improved memory

These come as a result of the neurotransmitters that Modafinil affects in the human brain.

Modafinil Reviews on Longecity

Longecity, the primary nootropics forum on the web, is crawling with scores of reviews about Modafinil, and include users saying “let me work all night,” “made working actually fun!” and “It was hands down the only nootropic I’ve ever tried that was effective.”

Checkout these links for more info on what users are saying about Modafinil!

http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/42413-how-to-potentiate-modafinil/

https://www.reddit.com/r/modup/comments/5g1oyd/excellent_service/

Modafinil Reviews on Reddit

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https://www.reddit.com/r/modup/comments/5g1oyd/excellent_service/

Modafinil Reviews on our Forum

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You’ll get a first-person review from the loads of loyal customers that loved our service and that continue to buy from us on a continuing basis.

Side Effects

With all its great perks, Modafinil does in-fact have some downsides, and so dosing should be attempted with caution. At doses of around 1-300mg per day, hardly any of these should occur (and when they do they will be fairly mild). Here is the rundown:

-Headache

-Dehydration

-Loss of Appetite

-Jitters (from the increase in stimulation)

-Insomnia

Typical Dosages

Typical dosages of Modafinil range from 1-400 milligrams per day. Always start out with the minimum effective dosage of 1-200 milligrams at a time (1/2 to one pill) in order to minimize side effects. Only increase to 3-400 milligrams once something resembling a tolerance to Modafinil has been built up. Modafinil has an extremely low risk of addiction, and should not have a withdrawal syndrome if taken on a regular basis.

Final Thoughts on the Uses of Modafinil

Modafinil is used for a wide variety of tasks, both off-label and on, and is used by vastly different backgrounds of individuals. What do you use Modafinil for (or thinking of using it for) comment down below and we’ll get back to you with how we can improve your first time on Modafinil!

Sources:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602016.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3286657/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22051208

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/20/narcolepsy-medication-modafinil-worlds-first-safe-smart-drug

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Long-term Effects of Modafinil

Originally, chronic sufferers of sleep disorders would be the only long-term users of modafinil. Conditions such as narcolepsy can’t be cured, only managed. As with any medicine, long-term effects can appear far down the road. What are the long-term effects of Modafinil?

Studies have shown that modafinil is extremely safe for long-term use, with a 9-month study being the longest one available. As of yet there are no published safety studies that examine patients for a year or more.

Taking into account what we definitely know, we can also make some projections about modafinil’s long-term effects.

Long-term effects: What we know

The first question researchers ask is “Is this drug going to be effective in the long term?” This is a huge question to answer. If a patient develops tolerance or dependence on the medicine, it can have hazardous effects down the line.

Tolerance is when a drug no longer works as well as it did before, forcing you to take more and more. Tolerance and dependence go hand in hand; dependence means you suffer negative effects when you stop taking the drug, also known as withdrawal symptoms. A large study on patients with depression showed no potential for tolerance, dependence, or abuse.

No study has shown any negative effects on patients’ health, outside of the normal side effects.

Positive long-term effects

If there aren’t any negative long-term effects from modafinil use, could there be good ones? Aside from the obvious benefit of improving a person’s condition, there could actually be some very uplifting benefits of modafinil in the long term.

Productivity

Experts in psychology say it takes around 6 weeks to form a new habit. It’s possible to train yourself on modafinil to be more productive, and forge a habit that will stick with you even without the pill. Since modafinil helps you focus and get more done, you could have a long-term improvement in your work ethic if you use it diligently.

Organization

Life can get out of hand for all of us sometimes. Maybe you have too many things to do at once, or your work has many steps that create confusing situations. Whatever the case, you can become more organized by sticking to a modafinil schedule.

Make lists for the things you need to do, break down your activities into steps, and use modafinil’s ability to improve your executive cognition. Once you know how your brain works on modafinil, you could consciously do the same thing later.

Potential long-term problems

On the other hand, we could project some possible problems with modafinil when used for a long period of time.

Overloading

You might feel like you can take on the world and do anything with modafinil, but be careful not to devote your entire life to work. If you take on more than you can handle, your stress levels can rise. Stress is detrimental to your health, it can even shave years off of your life.

The key, as with everything, is balance. You absolutely can improve yourself and your behavior with modafinil, but be mindful of your work-life balance. Take a day off from time to time and relax. You’ve earned it with all that work you’ve done!