Modalert 100mg, sold under the brand name Provigil among others, is a medication to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. The effects of Modafinil include cognitive enhancement, mood enhancement, alertness, and in some cases mild euphoria.
Sun Pharma manufactures Modalert 200mg, a prescription medicine. It’s most typically used to improve the body’s sleep/wake cycle and lessen or even eliminate daytime sleepiness. Modalert, on the other hand, is not classified as a stimulant, which typically contains amphetamines. Instead, it’s a eugeroic, a type of medication that promotes alertness and wakefulness in those who have trouble staying awake during the day.
How Modalert Works
Each Modalert 200 tablet contains 200mg of Modafinil, a chemical discovered by the French pharmaceutical company L. Lafon Ltd in the 1980s. Modafinil is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor that prevents the body from excreting dopamine that has not been absorbed.
Dopamine is a crucial molecule that allows the body and brain to connect. When dopamine levels are low, the body has a hard time deciding when it should be awake and sleep. Modafinil helps produce more substantial concentrations in the brain by eliminating unabsorbed dopamine.
Excessive daytime sleepiness that interferes with daily life Feelings of drowsiness caused by nighttime interruptions such as sleep apnea Modalert 200 is commonly given to treat:
- Narcolepsy symptoms
- Cataplexy symptoms
- Sleep apnea is caused by shift work
- Deficiencies in the body’s natural sleep/wake cycle
- Sleep disturbances create a lack of concentration or productivity.
How to Use
Don’t exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not chew/crush/break the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose skip the missed dose and take it at a subsequent regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the equivalent time which is dangerous to your health.
For best results, take the tablet with food daily at the same time preferably in the morning.
This tablet is not recommended for children.
>Modalert 200 should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Patients are usually given one or two 200mg tablets each day, which they can take with or without food. Modalert should be taken at the same time each day for optimal results.
Modalert Side Effects
When taken as directed, Modalert 200 is generally believed to be safe. Some patients may develop mild side effects, like with many drugs, such as:
- Nervousness and anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping
- Back pain
- Runny nose
Patients should read the patient information leaflet included in the package for a complete list of possible side effects when taking Modalert 200. As the body responds to the treatment, the adverse effects may fade. If adverse symptoms persist, always check with the prescribing doctor. If you’re having trouble breathing, contact 911 right away.
Modalert Frequently Asked Questions