The medicine Modafinil 200 mg is sold under the brand name Provigil. This is a medication used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy. It shift work sleep disorder or obstructive apnea.
Side effect of modafinil generally headache, trouble sleeping and nausea. people with genetic predispositions and more commonly in pediatric patients this medicine can cause to some rare serious dermatological reactions.
With the use of this medication at the earliest sings of rash or similar reactions discontinuation is recommended. It may include some rare side effects that may include allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, steven-johnson syndrome and hallucinations in people with history of psychosis.
Peoples with kidney and liver problems may need to adjust the medication amount of Modafinil 200 mg. This medication is not recommended in those people with an arrhythmia, significant hypertension, or left ventricular hypertrophy.
It works by modulating the areas of brain involved with the sleep cycle. It works by modulating the areas of brain involved with the sleep cycle. In 1998 United States approved Modafinil 200 mg for medical use and in USA it is declared as a prescription only medication. It is a generic medication too.
Modafinil is considered as an eugeroic, primarily used for treatment of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness but it is never considered as a classical psychostimulant. If this medication is helpful in many ways it has some incidence adverse effects also.
Users less than 10% reported a problem of headache, nausea and decreased appetite. 5-10% users could be affected with anxiety, insomnia, dizziness and rhinitis. The addiction and dependency of modafinil is very rare .
Modafinil is classified by US FDA as a controlled schedule IV substance, it is a category of drugs with valid medical uses and low addiction potential. According to research Modafinil is the most prescribed medication in USA in the year 2017.