Other names: 2-Diphenylmethyl-Sulfinyl-Acetamid
Protein binding: ≥ 60%
Half-life: 15 hours
CAS number: 68693-11-8
Drug Bank: DB00745
Molar mass: 273,35 g·mol−1
The exact mechanism of action is not yet fully known. Modalert is thought to inhibit dopamine reuptake. Presumably, the mode of action consists in promoting alertness and attention and increasing motor activity.
Modalert tablets should be swallowed whole with water. The recommended dose for adults is 200 mg per day. The daily dose can be taken all at once (in the morning) or divided into two doses (100 mg in the morning and 100 mg in the afternoon). In some cases, the daily dose can be increased to 400 mg by the doctor.
For elderly patients (over 65 years), the daily dose is 100 mg .
For severe kidney and liver problems , the daily dose is 100 mg . The treatment should therefore be carried out under medical supervision.
Be careful if you have heart disease
Mood swings and depression
Beware of kidney problems
Beware of the liver problems
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Uncontrolled high blood pressure
Alcohol consumption should be avoided
If you miss a dose, do not take twice as much the next time, but take it as described in the dosage instructions or as instructed by your doctor
If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
There is a risk of significant interactions. Therefore, medical supervision is recommended.
Food does not affect the effects of the drug.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require special storage conditions.
What is Modalert?
How long does Modalert work?
Can I take Modalert whenever I feel tired?
Where can I buy Modalert?
Is Modalert subject to the Narcotics Act (BtMG) in Germany?
Modalert is the world's most popular generic modafinil. This drug is manufactured by a major pharmaceutical company Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries. It contains modafinil as an active substance that belongs to the group of psychostimulants.
Medically, Modalert is used to treat excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy. It reduces fatigue and the number of sleep attacks. However, its approval for the treatment of sleep apnea was withdrawn in Germany in 2011 due to an unfavorable benefit-risk assessment.
It is used off-label to get rid of chronic fatigue syndrome and to treat depression. It is also considered to improve cognition, concentration and memory.
Please note that the EMA recommends that the drug should only be used against narcolepsy.
The most important information about the effect:
Modalert is produced by Sun Pharmaceuticals in 3 dosages: 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg.
The most popular potency is 200 mg. In most cases you can only buy Modalert in this dosage. In some cases, an increase in the daily dose of the drug is required, and for this purpose the company manufactures Modalert in the 400mg dosage. 100 milligrams is an optimal potency for those patients starting treatment with this drug.
Caution should be exercised while taking Modalert as it can be abused. It is popular as a performance enhancer. It is widely used by disco-goers as a stimulant because it keeps you awake. In exams and executives, it is often taken as a "neuroenhancer" to promote mental performance. Therefore, the active substance Modafinil is on the doping list.
A bit of statistics . A study was carried out in which 147 students at the Jade University in Lower Saxony were questioned. 2 percent of students use modafinil-containing drugs. In over 50 percent of the cases, the administration took place during the exams and in 25 percent of the cases in stressful situations. For brain doping, Modalert is mainly used by male students.
Modalert is considered to be well tolerated, but it can often lead to restlessness, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, increased heart rate and increased sweating. The drug should be taken for a short time, otherwise there is a risk of dependency. There is also a risk of developing tolerance to modafinil. The overdose can lead to side effects.
Before taking Modalert during pregnancy, one should consult a doctor as these pills can harm the fetus.
It is unclear whether the medicine passes into breast milk. Therefore, you should seek advice from your doctor before using this medicine.
Alcohol consumption is discouraged during therapy. Like other drugs, Modalern can cause interactions when given at the same time as certain drugs. Modalern interacts with these drugs:
If you have heart problems or high blood pressure, caution is advised.
Depression, anxiety, psychosis, mania, or bipolar disorder, even with a history, is made worse by taking Modalert.
Dose adjustment is required if you have kidney or liver problems.
Modalert is not suitable for patients suffering from an addictive disorder. Inform about the alcohol or drug problems, also in the history.
I take Modalert for narcolepsy. Thanks to Modafinil I don't feel tired at all and feel totally energetic during the day. I have had no side effects other than a slight headache.
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