Modafinil is a restoring drug designed to promote sleeplessness. Modafinil is called a smart drug by most of the students. Modafinil is also known as Provigil, Alertec, Modavigil and Modalert in market. Before modafinil provigil is introduced in market physicians recommended only taking rest to all the multiple sclerosis patients. It was the only advice to the patients then. But the medical professionals are now encouraging multiple sclerosis patients to be active.
They are not recommending taking rest now. Modafinil fights against the multiple sclerosis problems now. MS (multiple sclerosis) can be a very serious condition as sometimes it can make a patient disable.
Some tests showed that low dose Modafinil Provigil (200mg) makes a positive impact over the tiredness of MS patients compared to other drugs if it is taken once a day. Most of the depression patients find Modafinil very effective.
These experiments were done with the lower feelings of apathy but it is proven that modafinil provigil also works well with the treatment of major depression disorder. For major depression disorder (MDD) some other secondary medicine can also be prescribed.
Atypical Depression or AD, one kind of MDD, is a chronic mood disorder. Atypical Disorder is characterized by the patient’s ability to display good mood behavior in response to an event. Some of the patients have over sleeping tendencies.
Modafinil works against it. Medical researches proved that this drug is very effective for the short time treatment of over sleeping or hyper-somnolence problem. It is made up of two major metabolites. These two metabolites are modafinil acid and modafinil sulfone. These metabolites are not responsible to activate nervous system.
Modafinil is an analeptic drug but it is used as a treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. It works as a stimulant releasing the monoamines. While working modafinil provigil also changes the levels of gamma amino-butyric and glutamate which activates the brain part which reacts as excitement.
Modafinil is prescribed once a day because of its half life (12-15 hrs). Modafinil 200 mg is a low dose. Some mixed results are observed after 5 week of modafinil 200 mg course. Modafinil 200 mg is reported as a smart drug because patient’s condition improved after the 5 week course. On the other hand sildenafil has some minor side effects.
But still modafinil provigil is recommended to patients rather than other drugs. This drug is used to counter the sleep inducing effects of other drugs. There are some criticisms of Modafinil. Normally the university authorities do not like there student to take this medicine as they think this medicine has the effect to increase the performance.
They do not perceive sports performance enhancing drugs but they perceive Modafinil for giving advantage to students. Some recent reports show that around 25% college or students have already taken or still now taking Modafinil or similar neuro-enhancer.
So university authorities should consider modafinil provigil as a helpful drug for the students as it reduces the study pressure and enhance the performance.