Usage and Dosage
A Modafinil 200 mg tablet per day is the normal dose of modafinil. It works similarly like the sympathomimetic agents known as amphetamine and methylphenidate to help the patients. This drug is consisted with ingredients and exhibits properties, different than the properties of sympathomimetic agents. Modafinil improves the wakefulness in patients.
Modafinil is used for the treatment of fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis.
Dosage and Administration
Patients are classified into two parts (children and adult). Modafinil 200 mg/day is the normal single dose. Narcolepsy patients are recommended to take the dose in the morning. SWSD patients are recommended to take the regular dose one hour prior to the start of work shift.
Adjust the dosage for related medications that are substrates for cyclosporine and triazolam.
For elderly patients Lower the dose for elderly people.
Some important facts about modafinil
Modafinil does not cure sleep disorder, rather it treats sleepiness symptoms. Modafinil 200 mg is not recommended to use in place of getting enough sleep. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. Always follow your doctors’ prescription. Also do not rely on medicines only. Take regular exercise and maintain a regular life.
Like other stimulants, Modafinil has the potential for abuse as this medicine can alter your thinking, perception, mood, and feelings. Moreover it provides artificial wakefulness. If patients take this medicine regularly, after a certain time he/she may become dependent on medicine.
Sudden discontinuation of modafinil may be harmful. Do not stop the medicine without talking to your doctor. Also do not increase or decrease the dose. Before taking any decision talk to your doctor first.
Take modafinil only as prescribed by your physician. You should not take more than one dose at a time. Also do not take modafinil more often. Do not continue taking this medicine if you are advised to stop taking the medicine by your doctor.
Do not make habit of taking modafinil. Modafinil may not work if you become addicted to this drug. This drug should not be used for occasional sleepiness. You may ask your doctor to make proper sleep habit.
You may ask your health care provider for an extra patient leaflet. It is available with Modafinil. You may find more information about Modafinil there. If you have more questions about this medicine then you may talk to your doctor or health care provider.
Talk to your pharmacist. Modafinil is an oral medicine which should be taken by mouth with or without food. Take Modafinil in the morning or follow the direction of your doctor. If you miss any Modafinil dose then take it as soon as possible.
Skip the missed dose if is the almost the time for next dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not DOUBLE dose or overdose.
Modafinil Side effects
Modafinil can cause some side effects if it taken with some other medicines. Do not take other medications while taking modafinil. It may increase the side effects. Some unwanted effects can be caused by modafinil. But only a few patients suffer from modafinil side effects. Most of the patients do not suffer from side effects. But do not take anything lightly. Look for emergency medical help as soon as you observe any change in your behavior.
Some of the less common side effects of modafinil are:
- Memory Problems
- Rapid moods change
- Pain in chest
- Fever or chills
- Trouble in urinating
- Blurred vision or other vision changes
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Thirst and urination increase
- Mental depression
- Uncontrolled movements of tongue, mouth or face
Some of the overdose symptoms are given below:
- Sleeping trouble
- Pounding heartbeat
- Blood pressure increase
Talk to your doctor immediately if you see any of the following symptoms:
- Black, tarry stools
- Flushing or redness of skin
- Muscle stiffness
- Trouble in sleeping
- Dryness of skin
- Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
There may be some more side effects of modafinil. Talk to your physician if you think your condition is unchanged or you have some new symptoms.
Some more side effects are:
- Back pain
- Stomach pain
- Stuffy nose
- Spots on lips
- Stomach sour
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Tingling, burning, or prickling sensations in the skin
- Trembling or shaking
It is not recommended to use any medicine while taking modafinil. So do not take any other medicine without talking to your doctor, because it can bring some adverse effect. If you are taking herbal medicine then stop taking it immediately or talk to your doctor.
Some of the following medicines can interact with modafinil:
Also the following medicines can also interact with modafinil:
- Ethinyl Estradiol
You may need to avoid some food habits also while taking modafinil. Sometimes alcohol or tobacco may interact with certain medicines. So talk to your physician about the use of medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco. Avoid alcohol or tobacco while taking any medicines.
There may be some more side effects of modafinil. For more information contact your health care provider. You may also find an extra medicine leaflet with modafinil. You can buy modafinil from our site.