The demand for smart drugs has been increasing over the years mainly because of their ability to bring improvements in people’s lives. These drugs are used to make a person feel alert, active, and motivated to perform their work. Modvigil is one such a smart drug that has gained popularity among people of all ages.
It is very important that no matter what reason people are using this drug for, they must follow their doctor’s instructions. Not consulting one can actually be the reason for their ill-health. Also, even if a person purchases Modvigil online, he/she must obtain a prescription from a doctor.
Let us gain a deeper understanding of this smart drug!
An Overview of Modvigil
Modvigil is a drug sold as a brand version under the generic smart drug Modafinil. An Indian pharmaceutical company known as Hab Pharma manufactures this medication. It is considered to be actually cheaper than the original brand version of Modafinil, Provigil.
Modafinil received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the month of December 1998 to enhance wakefulness in people who suffer from sleep disorders. It improves wakefulness in such people by stimulating the peripheral sympathetic system.
It not only helps people with sleep disorders to overcome their extreme sleepiness during daytime but is also a good cognitive enhancer for healthy people.
People with no sleep disorders, however, should not make use of this drug to bring changes to their sleeping schedule.
This drug is made for adults. Children or teenagers less than 17 years must not receive this medication.
What is it prescribed for?
The FDA approved this smart drug for the treatment of three sleep disorders, namely; narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder.
Narcoleptic people feel very sleepy during the day and have the tendency to fall asleep involuntarily even during normal activities. Along with extreme daytime sleepiness, this sleep disorder is characterized by sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and in some cases episodes of cataplexy.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a more serious sleep disorder comparatively. It causes the breathing to stop and start repeatedly while a person is asleep. It occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. One common sign of sleep apnea is snoring.
Then, there is shift work sleep disorder which occurs when a person’s work hours overlap his/her typical sleeping time period. It occurs in people who work in early morning shifts, night shifts, or rotating shifts.
People who suffer from these sleep disorders suffer from one common symptom i.e. excessive daytime sleepiness. Modafinil is mainly prescribed to lessen the intensity of such excessive daytime sleepiness that occurs in people who suffer from these sleep disorders.
Why people most commonly use it!
When used by healthy people, it results in improved planning and working memory, better reaction time, spatial planning, and visual pattern recognition. It also enhances one’s attention, executive functions, and learning.
On top of that, it is also beneficial for people who are going through depression or anxiety in their lives. This medication can improve focus and concentration in such people and build up social confidence in them.
How should one use this medication?
Here are some general guidelines for you regarding how you can use this medication.
- You can take this drug orally with water before or after having your food.
- Avoid taking this drug in the evening or before bedtime. As Modafinil can last up to 12 hours, it can create sleep disturbances if you do consume it later in the day.
- Narcoleptic people and those with OSA syndrome can use this drug in the morning or in the early afternoon once a day.
- People who work in shifts can consume this drug about an hour before their shifts begin. People who work in rotating shifts must ask their doctor about the time of consuming this drug.
- Combination of alcohol with this medication is a big no. You must never consume these together. It can lead to severe dizziness.
Give complete information about your previous illnesses (whole medical history) and inform your doctor about all the drugs that you are taking at present. Note that this drug is an addictive one. Avoid taking it in large amounts. Do not abuse it. Also, never share this drug with other people. It is against the law.