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What is Modafinil?
Modafinil is a kind of medication that is commonly used to treat excessive sleepiness due to shift work sleep disorder or obstructive sleep apnea, and narcolepsy (a medical condition that leads to the excessive daytime sleepiness).
It is utilized alongside other breathing devices as well as other sleep treatments to avoid excessive sleepiness brought about by obstructive sleep apnea or hypopnea syndrome or OSAHS. This is a sleeping disorder where the sufferer would often briefly stop breathing or have a shallow breathing pattern all throughout sleeping times where the patient ends up getting less restful sleeping hours.
How does Modafinil work?
Modafinil as a sleep-regulating medication works by inducing orexin neuron activation, this is the neuron that is closely linked to euphoria as well as psychoactivation. The exact functioning of this mechanism is not specified, but in many clinical studies, it is revealed that this medication can prevent the reuptake of the hormone dopamine which leads to a boost in the extracellular dopamine. It further activates the glutamatergic systems while at the same time preventint GABA.
Experts believed that Modafinil has a lesser propensity towards being abused when compared to other stimulants owing to the absence of any pleasurable after effects or euphoria. It is likely that the medication works by a synergistic conglomeration of certain mechanisms such as the inhibition of the dopamine re-uptake and the activation of orexin. Modafinil can have partial alpha 1B adrenergic agonist results by stimulating directly the said receptors in the brain.
What are the benefits of Modafinil?
Modafinil is a stimulant medicine rendered as the ‘Wakefulness Promoting’ agent and is one of the most widely used treatment for narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a medical condition that occurs when the wakefulness-promoting and sleep suppressing peptides called ‘Orexins’ in the brain becomes dysfunctioned. These neurons are once again reactivated by Modafinil. Maintaining a state of wakefulness can be a problem especially if you are suffering from a medical condition, that is why many patients found this Modafinil medication very useful for them.
How do I use Modafinil?
Modafinil comes in a tablet which can be taken as a whole by mouth with a glass full of water, with or without meals. If you are taking Modafinil tablet for your OSAHS or narcolepsy, you will have to take this in the morning.
If you are taking Modafinil to remedy your work sleep disorder, you must take it at least one hour before you start your work, taking it the exact same day every single day. Do not try to alter the time of taking Modafinil without taking with your physician. Ask your doctor if your work shift does not start at the exact same day every day. Modafinil must be taken exactly as directed by your medical doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Modafinil is said to be very addictive and habit forming. Do not take it in bigger doses, take it more often as prescribed, or take it for a much longer period than prescribed by your medical doctor.
Modafinil can decrease your sleepiness effectively, however it does not 100% cure your sleeping disorder. When you feel well-rested, do not take Modafinil. Never stop taking Modafinil without first asking your physician about it.
Modafinil may come as a white to off white crystal powder that is insoluble in liquid. It is however slightly soluble in acetone and methanol.
Modafinil comes in dosage of 100 mg and 200 mg tablet. It contains inrgedients as lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinized starch, microcrystalline cellulose, and povidone.
The recommended dose for OSA or Narcolepsy is 200 mg to be taken once a day as a single dose in the mornings. Doses of up to 400 mg a day can be administered as a single dose, however, there is no sufficient evidence pointing that this dose enables further benefit beyond that of the usual 200 mg dose of Modafinil.
Side Effects and precautions
Modafinil can result to some side effects among patients taking the medication. Inform your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Loss of appetite
- Tight muscles or difficulty moving
- Back pain
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body
- Burning, tingling, or numbness of the skin
- Difficulty seeing or eye pain
- Unusual tastes
- Dry mouth
- Excessive thirst
There are also noted serious side effects of Modafinil. If you or a patient experience any of these symptoms, contact your physician immediately and seek emergency medical care:
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Skin rashes
- Peeling skin
- Mouth sores
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Chest pain
- Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Thinking about killing or harming yourself
- Frenzied, abnormally excited mood
Modafinil can cause other various side effects. Talk to your physician, nurse, or pharmacist when you experience any of the side effects mentioned above or where your medical condition has not improved or became worse.
How do I buy Modafinil online?
You can safely buy Modafinil online at UK Meds. You will need first to have an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Modafinil is the right medication for your medical condition.