Brands Names: Provigil
Price Range: $0.82 – $1.76
Dosage: 100mg / 200mg
Hypersomnia or excessive sleepiness affects 4–6% of the world’s population. Its percentage is growing among sleep disorders and, according to some researches, is approaching 30%. The causes of the excessive daytime sleepiness can be shiftwork, apnea, lack of hormones and even circadian rhythm disorders.
Modafinil is an effective nootropic drug used to treat narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, and apnea. The drug is often used to increase concentration and improve cognitive performance.
Modafinil helps patients to stay awake for more than 40 hours with high activity, improved mood, and energy. It has a softer effect than amphetamines, allowing patients to fall asleep after the drug’s effects have ended easily.
The drug was created in 1986 in France and was distributed under the brand-name Provigil. It was approved by the FDA in 1998 which means that the drug is are safe and effective.
Modafinil works by inhibiting dopamine reuptake and increasing histamine levels in the hypothalamus. It increases the extracellular concentration of dopamine and enhances neurophysiological activity. Enhanced dopamine leads to physical and psychological stimulation and improves cognitive abilities.
Usually, the doctor prescribes Modafinil and determines the daily dosage of the medicine. Typically, it is 1-2 tablets in the morning and 1-2 tablets in the daytime. Using more than four tablets per day can lead to an overdose.
Modafinil has a minimal number of side effects, that is why many military departments of different countries replace the traditional amphetamine with modafinil. Due to its excellent properties, the drug is actively used among cosmonauts, pilots, and even law enforcement officers. In some US states, police officers receive 200 mg of Modafinil daily to increase productivity and improve response time.