Questions About Modafinil

Questions about Modafinil

Modafinal, used now to treat sleep disorders, has been shown to help people remember numbers more effectively. It can also make people think more carefully before making decisions.


There are some suggestions modafinil can be habit-forming in the long run. This is disputed, but be careful.

You doctor might order heart tests before starting this medicine. If you abuse drugs or have problems with your heart, liver, or mental diseases, be sure to discuss this with your doctor before taking Modafinil.


Can I overdose on Modafinal?

Any drug can cause overdosed if you take too much. Patients should stick to the dosage and schedule prescribed by their doctor, which is almost certainly printed on the bottle the modafnil came in.. In the case of accidental overdoe, the risk of dangerous or life-threatening effects is small. However, call you local poison control center, just in case. In the United States you can call 1-800-222-1222.
Are there withdrawal symptoms?

No, and that’s one of the great things about modafinil. Users typically do not have withdrawal symptoms. You will probably go back to how you were before you took the drug, though, because it is a treatment, and not the cure..
What precautions should I take when using Modafinil for the first time?

Although Modafinil has not been shown to produce functional impairment because it affects the body’s central nervous system, it may alter judgment, thinking or motor skills. It’s just like anything else. You need to exercise common sense when taking it, especially for the first time when you don’t know how your body will react. Avoid alcohol and any other drug that might affect your brain.

Do you need a prescription for Modafinil?

Yes. Modafinil is a prescription drug in the United States (and, as far as we know, everywhere). You need to go through a physician to get it. On-line pharmacies may not require a prescription (or, their doctor will write it for you), but such pharmacies can be sketchy, and with the global problem of counterfeit drugs, you need to be wary of ordering from them..

Does insurance cover Modafinil?

Many private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare managed care plans cover all or some of the cost of Modafinil when prescribed for one of the FDA-approved uses. Of course, the list of FDA-approved uses is not long, and many people take this medication “off-label”, meaning that the doctor has legally prescribed it, but for a use that has not been approved by the FDA.

Are there any other names for Modafinil?

Currently, most modafinil sold in the United States is sold under the name Provigil, made by the drug company Cephalon. Cephalon recently release Nuvigil, another brand name of modafinil. Nuvigil is only the R-enantiomer of the molecule. A generic form of modafinil is sold by Par Pharmaceuticals just using the name modafinil.

Taking Modafinil while drinking

The warning label says to not take it with alcohol. Mixing drugs with alcohol is always something to avoid if you can. There are investigations into using modafinil to treat alcoholism, and it has been shown to increase reaction times in people under the effect of ethanol.

How should I take Modafinil?

With a glass of water. Modafinil should be stored in the container it came in, tightly closed and out of the reach of children.

Can I take Modafinil if I’m taking other drugs?

Check with your doctor. There are reports of side effects. Modafinil can affect the way other medicines. You should talk to your doctor about how Modafinil may interact with any drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking.

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