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What kind of drug is modafinil?

What kind of drug is modafinil?

To reduce fatigue: Caused by shift work sleep disorder or narcolepsy. It gets rid of fatigue in multiple sclerosis and Sjogren Syndrome! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

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What kind of drug is modafinil?

It's for sleep-wake: Disorders. Narcolepsy or shift workers who have trouble staying awake for their new shifts. Also fatigue in multiple sclerosis. May inhibit uptake of dopamine leading to elevated dopamine levels in the brain. ...Read more

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Could GABA interact with modafinil?

Drug interaction: Did not find interactions between Gabapentin and Modafinil using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. That is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take modafinil as a study aid while on a ssri?

Is it safe to take modafinil as a study aid while on a ssri?

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

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I have trouble concentrating in my studies, taking modafinil before a test will improve my concentration?

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

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Modafinil and Norimin. Do I need to use alternate contraceptives if these are taken together on a weekly basis?

Potentially: According to the package insert on Mondafinil it may decrease the effectiveness of contraception. An IUD may be a better option for you than birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can modafinil let person acess maximum brain? Does it uplift mood? How much dose is recommended for begginers? How to know if it doesn't suit?

Does not seem for U: Modanifil is used for persons who are too sleepy during the day to keep them alert and wakeful. It is not for treatment of depression which your complaints and medications suggest. Did a doctor recommend it for some reason? ...Read more

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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

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Does 50 mg of modafinil (half of prescribed dose) is effective for drowsiness? .Drug tolerance chance? .Elimination half life? I will start tomorrow.

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

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Does modafinil (narcolepsy) drugs have chemical preservatives in them? Like BHA, TBHQ, etc..... And why are they white color is white color natural?

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

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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

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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.

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

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How does modafinil work?

How does modafinil work?

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

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What are the side effects of modafinil?

What are the side effects of modafinil?

Headache. GI upset: Overall tolerated well on short term use some may have some side effect on long term use. Anxiety, depression, dizziness, somnolence. ...Read more

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Are there any sources for cheap armodafinil/modafinil?

Are there any sources for cheap armodafinil/modafinil?

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

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Does modafinil causes severe headache?

Does modafinil causes severe headache?

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

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How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

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

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If I'm allergic to sulfa, can I take modafinil?

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

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