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No!: Liver problems are very, very, unlikely to occur! ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. Modafinil is safe to take with ssri's. In fact, many psychiatrists use Modafinil as an adjunct to ssri's in treatment resistant depression. I have had a lot of success prescribing it to patients on ssris who have persisting energy and concentration deficits. Just make sure that all your doctors are aware of every medication you're taking. ...Read more
I have trouble concentrating in my studies, taking modafinil before a test will improve my concentration?
Seek evaluation to: Determine cause of impaired concentration. Then prescriber will provide appropriate prescription to assist you. There are many possible causes and discovering yours is key to effective and safest treatment. Best regards. ...Read more
Are the generic forms of modafinil (pro vigil) that can be bought without a prescription online safe to take and effective for the most part?
Never: It is never a good idea to put yourself on a medication without the guidance and follow up of a doctor. You do not possess the knowledge of the mechanisms of these meds and thus will not understand the subtle things to look for as far as adverse events. You also cannot objectively assess the success or failure of the drug. Please see a doctor first. ...Read more
Does 50 mg of modafinil (half of prescribed dose) is effective for drowsiness? .Drug tolerance chance? .Elimination half life? I will start tomorrow.
Dose may be low: The dose maybe somewhat low. Comes in 50s, 150s and 250 in the us. The half-life is 12 to 15 hours. I do not generally encounter tolerance developing to this medication. The only exception to that rule might be someone with idiopathic central nervous system hypersomnolence. Best wishes and I hope that this does a good job working on your hypersomnolence. Take care. ...Read more
Does modafinil (narcolepsy) drugs have chemical preservatives in them? Like BHA, TBHQ, etc..... And why are they white color is white color natural?
Something like: All tablets are mostly "inert ingredients." The full prescribing information for a drug lists them. The full prescribing information is what you find in the PDR or on line. ...Read more
I asked if I could take 400mg of modafinil at once and response was that was above the recommended dose so check with my doc. My doc is pres the 400?
400mg often used: Some people do take up to 400mg. This is the upper limit of what should be prescribed. Sometime people that take higher doses of medications are more prone to the medication side effects. For Modafinil most common potential side effects would be nausea, headache, insomnia, anxiety. Would talk with your doctor about any potential side effects. ...Read more
I am on Corcerta (54mg) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) (10mg). I want to stop both of these and start taking Modafinil instead because I get so tired at night.
See your physician: Do not stop these medications suddenly. You need to have very close supervision with the physician who prescribed them, or with the doctor who is following you closely. ...Read more
Modafinil: Modafinil (provigil) is an analeptic drug approved for treatment of narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea. It works by increasing the release of norepinephrine & Dopamine from brain synapses, & also increases release of histamine from the ypothalamus. Hence it promotes wakefullness. ...Read more
Pharmacy may know: One can go to the pharmacy and ask if there is a generic version of the drug. Unfortunately, the generic versions may still be expensive. One can also go onto the manufacturers' website to see if there is a discount plan or coupons for people who cannot afford the medicine. Then, one can take the prices back to his doctor to talk about whether or not there are alternative medications. ...Read more
It can: During clinical trials of Modafinil for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (osa), and shift work disorder (swd) in adults, headaches were reported more frequently in patients receiving Modafinil than the placebo (34% vs 23%), however only 2% found the side effect so severe that they discontinued treatment. ...Read more
Synergestically: Caffeine and Modafinil can increase energy and cognition by working on separate systems. The effect of Modafinil tends to be sustained over time, whereas, the body developed tolerance to the effects of caffeine leading to the need to constantly increase the amount of caffeine to get the same effect. ...Read more
Most likely: I am unaware of any issues with Modafinil and a sulfa allergy, but you can always check with the pharmacy who should know all the medications you take and assure there are no interactions with them, etc. As some medications should not be taken with modafinil. ...Read more
Yes: In the U.S. It is only available by prescription ...Read more
It can improve: Focus, albeit not approved for this!Get a more detailed answer ›
No!: By prescription only!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: It's level in the blood can be measured, but will fluctuate wildly since it is out of your system after 14 hrs! ...Read more
Yes, but: This looks like a question you should be asking your doctor. I guess what troubles me is that this sounds like you're getting these two drugs from two different doctors. Best both know what the other is prescribing. ...Read more
Please let us: Know what info you would like. Clarify. ...Read more
Are there drug/herb interactions taking 30mg escitalopram, 300 mg modafinil and 400mg rhodiola rosea?
Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend the combination, since it has MAO (mono amine oxidase) inhibiting properties, which contraindicates combining it with serotonergic agents such as lexapro, (escitalopram) due to potential for serotonin syndrome. Also, no enough scientific evidence to suggest its use to supplement mood elevation. ...Read more