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Modvigil: How is it effective as a morning smart pill?

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Having a late entry in the office or college can often invite unwanted trouble from the seniors in the respective institutions. More often than not, this is due to the fact that we are unable to wake up fresh and be active in the early working hours of the day. Having a smart pill in the morning can give us that need wakeful start. Modvigil is one such smart drug that can enhance our activeness and push us through the day.

Let us see more about this smart drug in detail.


Modvigil is a brand of generic Modafinil manufactured by Hab Pharma in India. Modafinil is an oral drug that is used to improve wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness.

Modvigil is a blessing to those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or with narcoleptic patients, and those who suffer from shift work disorder. Modvigil is structurally different from other types of central nervous system stimulants. It also does not have the number of withdrawal symptoms that come with some of the other stimulants.

Side effects are also much less severe.  It can help increase wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness by acting on neurotransmitters in the brain. There are also off-label uses for Modvigil. It improves cognition, memory and alertness and is often used by students before competitive exams.

How does Modvigil work?

When you take Modvigil (Modafinil), it appears that it blocks the dopamine ‘transporters’ in the brain. These are molecules that act in order to remove dopamine from the synapses. Thus you increase the amount of dopamine available for action. Dopamine also likely increases as a result of increased wakefulness and activity in the brain – just as caffeine triggers a secondary increase in dopamine.

Another chemical compound is Histamine; an increase in this compound regulates the sleep-wake cycle more efficiently and gives us the push we need to wake up.

Norepinephrine is a compound similar to Adrenaline which also promotes wakefulness and elevates the heart-rate. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects associated with Modvigil (Modafinil) are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Back pain
  • Muscle stiffness, swelling
  • In some rare cases, one can see allergic reactions. In such a case it is highly advised to consult a doctor right away.


  • Always consult a doctor before consuming Modvigil, informing about any allergies or medical ailments.
  • Never consume Modvigil with alcohol or cigarettes.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid this smart drug.
  • People with renal, lung or cardiac ailments should also avoid Modvigil.
  • Never overdose.
  • Inform your doctor about any medications you might be taking. This is so because smart drugs tend to react with certain kinds of medications.


*Disclaimer- It is advised to take the medication under proper supervision

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