Manufacturer: Alpha PharmaPack: 200mg 30 pillsChemical Substance: Modafinil
Modafinil – an active substance that acts on the human brain, preventing attacks of narcolepsy. On its basis, several preparations are produced under independent trade names (see below in the section “Analogues”). Modafinil is registered in the US and Europe as a medicine. In Russia, this drug is on the list of drugs. Modafinil-based drugs are prohibited for use by athletes undergoing doping control.
This substance can stimulate brain activity, removing drowsiness. Of course, this property is manifested not only in patients with narcolepsy, but also in any person whose activity and attention are reduced as a result of lack of sleep. This leads to the danger of abuse of modafinil. However, researchers are trying to prove that the drug is not addictive and has no drug potential. The remedy works like amphetamines, increasing the release of dopamine and norepinephrine. But, also, in the hypothalamus, the level of histamine rises. In general, the exact mechanism of action of modafinil on the body has not yet been described.
Studies of modafinil drugs in patients with various other pathological conditions are under way. For example, an experimental treatment is performed:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children;
Disorders of mental activity in patients with multiple sclerosis and those who underwent chemotherapy;
Drowsiness and fatigue in patients with certain liver diseases;
and so on.
However, these are only hypotheses, many of which are not confirmed. In many cases, the side effects of such therapy are more significant than a positive effect on health.
They produce modafinil in tablets of various dosages. For example, each tablet of means Alertec or Modalert contains 100 mg of this active substance. The instruction of this drug informs that it should be taken twice a day – in the morning and in the afternoon (around noon). At the reception is offered from 1 to 2 tablets. The exact scheme of treatment prescribes the doctor. The effect of the next dose becomes noticeable, approximately, in an hour, after its reception.
Diseases of the heart;
Cirrhosis of the liver;
Allergies to any pill components with modafinil;
Pregnancy and lactation;
Patients should be aware that such treatment can not be combined with taking alcohol, yohimbine drugs (stimulants of sexual activity). Modafinil reduces the effectiveness of some contraceptives.