Modafinil
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Modafinil

Modafinil is a stimulant medication which was developed in the 70s by a collaboration between Lafon Laboratories and the French neurophysiologist Michel Jouvet. It was first licensed for medical use in the 90s and it used to treat a variety of conditions, which we will explain in more detail in a little while. It is sold under the brand names Provigil and Alertec among others, however it is also available as a generic medication. Generic medications have the exact same active ingredients and are manufactured to the same quality. Generic versions are often cheaper as the pharmaceutical companies do not need to invest as much time and money in the development of the medication which includes many clinical trials, branding, and advertising. While it is classed as a schedule IV drug in the United States, it is not a controlled medication in the UK, and rather a prescription only medication (POM), available on the National Health Service (NHS) and approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). If you are struggling to get a prescription from your GP however, it is possible to buy modafinil in the UK from our online pharmacy.

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What is Modafinil Used for?

As we mentioned earlier, modafinil tablets have a variety of uses, and you can buy modafinil online to treat any of the following conditions. The most common use for the medication is for the management of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition which causes people to suddenly fall asleep in the day. People with this disorder can also suddenly lose muscle tone and collapse, which can be scary for people witnessing it. The precise cause of the condition is not fully understood, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks receptors in the brain which secrete hypocretin, which manages wakefulness. Although there is no cure for narcolepsy, you can buy nootropics in the UK such as modafinil pills to help manage the symptoms. It is also used to treat obstructive sleep apnoea and shift-work sleep disorder. Modafinil smart drug is also used off-label as a cognitive enhancer, which means it can help you concentrate better. This can be particularly useful if you are studying for exams or have an important interview or presentation at work for example. There is some evidence to suggest that it can be used as a treatment option for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as an alternative to the more addictive methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin, however it is unclear exactly how this works.

How Modafinil Works

The exact mechanism of action of modafinil is not known, however it is thought that it exerts its effects by regulating the actions of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Brain cells are called neurons and they have microscopic gaps called synapses in between each one, and the electrical signals which convey information cross the synapses to get from one cell to another. Receptors are situated within the synapses and these receptors can either uptake or release neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals which regulate activity within the brain, and they can either be excitatory or inhibitory. Research has suggested that modafinil tablets are agonists for dopamine receptors and they also prevent the reuptake of both dopamine and noradrenaline, which means there is more of the excitatory neurotransmitters, and they stay in the brain for a longer period of time. This indirectly stimulates the production of hypocretin. Both dopamine, noradrenaline, and hypocretin are excitatory neurotransmitters and they are responsible for increased concentration, motivation, and wakefulness. The medication also inhibits the production of gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA), which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and would cause sedation. If you are struggling with the any of symptoms we have mentioned you can by modafinil in the UK from our online pharmacy without the need for a prescription from your GP.

How Long Modafinil Lasts

Modafinil pills are absorbed rapidly via the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where they are broken down and filter through to the cardiovascular system, cross the blood brain barrier (BBB), where they exert their effects as we mentioned earlier. The medication has a good bioavailability of more than 80%, which means that only up to 20% of the medication is lost when it passes from the GI tract to the brain, partially due to first pass metabolism. The absorption of the medication is not affected by whether you take it with food or on an empty stomach, however it may start to work more quickly or slowly due to certain factors such as your body mass index (BMI) and the rate of your metabolism. It typically reaches peak plasma concentration after 2 to 3 hours and it has a metabolic half-life of between 10 and 12 hours. This can be much longer for some people however, and this is thought to be due to genetic factors. The metabolism half-life is the amount of time is takes for half of the medication to leave your system, so it will still be detected for at least twice the amount of time.

Modafinil Dosage Guide

Modafinil dosage will depend on the condition it is treating and the severity of the disorder. Modafinil 200 mg is the usual starting dose for most conditions. This can either be taken once each morning or split into 2 doses and taken in the morning and then in the afternoon. A maximum of 400 mg can be taken daily, split into 2 doses throughout the day. Ensure to space the doses evenly to prevent too much building up in your system as this can be dangerous. Sometimes the medication is known as a 'smart drug', and if you are taking this modafinil smart drug as a cognitive enhancer, then you should take either 100 mg or 200 mg, about an hour before you need it to start working. As it has a low potential for addiction and people's tolerance generally doesn't build up over time, this is a medication which can safely be used on a long-term basis, and this is why many people chose modafinil in the UK over other stimulant medications. To buy modafinil online or read more anecdotal evidence of modafinil effects, you can find products and reviews on our site.

Modafinil Side Effects

All medications have the potential to cause side effects, so it is important to be aware of any that may affect you before you buy modafinil. Luckily, most people do not experience any side effects, and they are usually mild and resolve on their own for those that do. Some of the more common modafinil side effects include the following:

  • Reduced appetite
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Fast heart rate

If you experience any of the above side effects, you do not need to stop taking the medication. If you find them particularly bothersome or they do not resolve on their own, you could book a consultation with your GP for advice or ask for alternative medication options. It is very uncommon, but some people experience serious side effects. If any of the following affect you then you should stop taking the medication immediately and contact your GP:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Muscle weakness

This is also very rare, but some people have a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include swelling of the face and lips, a rash on the face and neck, closing of the airways, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. It is important to note that not everyone will get a rash on their face or blotchy skin. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned then you should go to A&E or call 999 immediately.

Is Modafinil Safe for Everyone?

Many people use modafinil in the UK due to its high safety profile and low potential for addiction. It can safely be used by people over the age of 18 for the long-term management of several conditions, as we mentioned earlier. There are certain people who should avoid using it however, and some medications which are contraindicated. If any of the following apply to you then you should speak to your GP before taking modafinil pills:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients listed or their metabolites
  • You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • You are taking hormonal contraceptives
  • You have a heart condition

There is also the possibility of developing a serious disorder called Steven-Johnson syndrome, however this is very rare. If you notice a rash starting to appear after you start the medication, you should stop taking it immediately and seek professional health advice.

Armodafinil vs Modafinil

Armodafinil vs Modafinil - which is better? Both medications are structurally very similar and have the same mechanism of action. They both target dopamine receptors which is the main catalyst for increased cognitive function, i.e., better concentration. Although armodafinil has a slightly longer duration of action, in double blind randomised clinical trials they have been found to have the same efficacy for increased cognitive function. Although the modafinil effects have a shorter duration of action, this could be beneficial if you are using the medication for studying for example, so that you are able to get a good night's sleep. A longer elimination half-life could lead to insomnia, so medications like armodafinil would be better suited for the management of narcolepsy. Both medications are non-narcotic stimulants so they can be used to effectively manage your symptoms without the risk of physical dependence or increased tolerance to the medication. If you are struggling with narcolepsy or lack of concentration, you can buy nootropics such as modafinil from our online pharmacy based here in the UK.

Before You Buy Modafinil Online

Before you buy modafinil online it is important to ask yourself whether this is the most appropriate treatment option for your condition. For example, if you have narcolepsy, maintaining good sleeping habits is very important. Good sleeping habits include the following:

  • Going to bed and getting up at the same time each day
  • Doing something relaxing before bed
  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime
  • Avoiding exercise before bedtime
  • Avoid eating large meals late at night
  • Taking short, frequent naps in the day

Some people find that more natural stimulants such as caffeine are a good alternative to modafinil tablets if they need a little more energy to get through their studies or exams for example. Unfortunately, this is not always an adequate treatment option, which is why many students are buying modafinil online to help with their struggles.

Buy Modafinil in the UK

Living with a condition such as narcolepsy can severely impact on your day-to-day ability to function. It can impact the line of work you can enter and your eligibility to get a driving license for example. These problems then have knock-on effects and can cause emotional and psychological distress. If you want to take control of your disorder and get your life back to some sort of normality, we have modafinil for sale on our website, and this can help you do just that. Although a completely different issue, the stress of university assignments and exams can also cause severe stress and psychological distress, and some students find they need a little extra help with their concentration. You can search the term 'modafinil smart drug' or buy it directly from our site if you think this medication may be of use to you. It is not always easy to get an appointment with your GP and it can take months for a specialist referral. Many GPs are reluctant to prescribe stimulants despite their non-narcotic status. We know our bodies best and know what medication suits our needs. If you cannot get a consultation with your GP either due to lack of time or because you are worried about judgment, you can buy modafinil online in the UK from our dedicated pharmacy. Visit www.buysleepingpills.com to view our complete product range. We ship all of our orders from the UK to be sure that they reach you quickly. We also always use plain packaging to ensure discretion, as we understand not everyone wants others to know their business. If you have any questions, you can contact our friendly team via our website.

Info Reviewed: 06 September 2022
Next Review Due: September 2023

Modafinil Reviews

Simon Pertew – Aug 20, 2021
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