Modamil Research Paper

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MODAFINIL:DRUG OF THE MODERN ERA Modafinil(commonly known by the brand names Provigil, Alertec, Modavigil etc) is an oral drug that is used to induce wakefulness in patients with sleepiness. It reduces fatigue and enhances alertness in an individual. It is also known as nootropic. It is usually taken once in a day with or without eating your meal. Modafinil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of narcolepsy or Obstructive sleep apnea hyperpnoea syndrome (OSAHS). Narcolepsy is a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord characterized by a constant, uncontrollable desire to sleep. Like amphetamines, modafinil promotes wakefulness by stimulating the cerebellum of the brain. Recent studies have shown that modafinil can also be useful for treating the symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and various other…show more content…
In Canada, Modafinil is listed as a Schedule F prescription drug and it can be prescribed for human and veterinary usage. Detailed information about the safety of Modafinil can be found on WARNING SIGNS In case you experience any of these symptoms, immediately contact your medical supervisor: • Rash, blisters or peeling skin • mouth sores • itching • hoarseness • difficulty breathing or swallowing • swelling of limbs • chest pain • Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine change in amount of urine that is passed, blood in the urine, or a considerable gain in weight. • liver problems like dark urine, stomach pain, light-colored stools • jaundice • thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, mood swings, anxiety, or lack of interest in life • Hallucinations • Feeling confused. OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS • Agitation or excitement • restlessness • confusion • fast or pounding heartbeat • increased blood

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