Modafinil is the modern drug that helps relieve fatigue and cure sleep disorders: from drowsiness associated with shift work shifts to narcolepsy. 

Despite the effect of the treatment of a wide range of sleep-related diseases, Modafinil and its derivatives and drugs based on it (such as Provigil) are used with caution these days. Thus, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends the use of modafinil-based drugs for the treatment of even mild sleep disorders, while the European Medicines Agency insists to use this substance only in cases of narcolepsy. Such a cautious attitude to modafinil by the European Union is due to the risk of developing addiction from it, as well as a number of serious skin and allergic side effects.

Before buying Modafinil in our pharmacy consult with your attending physician to select the appropriate treatment regimen and dosage.

How does Modafinil work?

The exact mechanism of action of modafinil has not been discovered. It is likely that modafinil, like other psychostimulants, increases the release of monoamines - especially catecholamines, norepinephrine and dopamine. At the same time, modafinil increases the level of histamine in the hypothalamus, which prompted some researchers to consider modafinil as "a remedy for drowsiness”.

Various clinical indications show that modafinil “has low potential for serious addiction” and “does not cause habituation among first-time users” compared to a number of other stimulant drugs. At the same time, its effectiveness as a medicine for drowsiness remains.

How to use Modafinil?

Modafinil is available in the pill form for oral administration.

For the treatment of hypersomnia associated with narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea, a single dose of the drug in the morning at a dosage of 200 mg is recommended, although there is evidence from clinical trials, according to which two doses (in the morning and at the noon) of 200 mg are more effective. The detailed conditions of admission and the dosage should be made prescribed by your doctor before ordering Modafinil in our pharmacy.

What contraindications Modafinil has?

With extreme caution Modafinil should be taken by people who have hypersensitivity to certain components of the drug, and also by patients who have suffered cardiovascular diseases while taking other stimulants, or with cirrhosis of the liver, or by those who have chronic heart diseases such as left hypertrophy and a mitral valve prolapse.

Among the side effects of taking modafinil drugs there are headache, back pain, insomnia, nausea, anxiety, and others. Be careful, Modafinil and Modafinil-based drugs can reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives; this effect can last up to a month after the changing of drug intake.

Modafinil is an effective stimulant that helps fight chronic drowsiness and such serious conditions as narcolepsy. At the same time, it is devoid of the disadvantages of typical stimulants and has a much milder effect on the patient's body.