Precautions and warnings with Modavigil
We would like to provide the information regarding
necessary precautions when you are going to take Modavigil. You
can by Modavigil at our online med store after it was recommended
to you by the doctor.
Like any other medication, our generic drug may have restricted
application in some medical conditions and can interact with other
drugs. The described medicine has been clinically tested and approved
by the US Food and Drug Administration for patients with Narcolepsy.
A number of clinical trials showed its safety and that it has comparatively
few side effects. The possible side effects will be also described
in this article.
General information about Modavigil
Modavigil is a stimulant of a new generation, applied for the treatment
of such diseases like Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Hypopnoea
Syndrome (OSAHS) and Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). These diseases
have one common symptom - overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness.
Modavigil works stimulating central nervous system and helps to
overcome the sleepiness and stay awake. The precise mechanism of
action of Modavigil in a human organism remains unclear though numerous
clinical trials revealed its safety and effectiveness. It is well
know that the drug regulates the amount of substances in the brain,
responsible for wakefulness. Modavigil has been estimated for safety
in more than 3500 patients. The distinctive feature of the drug
is relative absence of common stimulants' side effects, like addiction
or mood changes ("high" emotions). Modavigil fairly takes
its place among the effective pharmaceutical means for overcoming
sleepiness. When you need help in your particular medical condition,
you can order Modavigil at our online drugstore.
Medical conditions when Modavigil is contraindicated
Due to its stimulating nature, Modavigil should not be used in
people with heart disorders or blood pressure problems. If your
blood pressure is being controlled by some medication, do not take
Modavigil. People who previously suffered from heart attack or patients
with enlarged heart should avoid using the drug. There is also age
restriction for drug application. Modavigil is not recommended for
persons under 18 or over 65 years old.
Here is the list of other conditions under which Modavigil may
not be allowed:
abnormal/irregular heart rhythm,
mental problems in the past,
kidney or liver problems,
usage of brain stimulants, like methylphenidate,
epilepsy or fits,
usage of sedatives,
post transplant conditions
usage of hormonal contraceptives
This information is not exhaustive and we should point out that
Modavigil is a prescription medicine. Do not forget to tell your
doctor about all the illnesses you are having now or have had before.
This is very important for him to make the right decision. You may
buy Modavigil at our online pharmacy after your doctor prescribed
it to you.
Like any other medication, Modavigil may interact with other drugs.
Such interaction can impair the effectiveness of Modavigil or the
other drug and may have undesirable consequences. Do not forget
to tell the doctor all the preparations you are currently taking
or have taken recently. Over-the-counter medicines, herbal and food
additives should be named as well. The interaction of Modavigil
with the following preparations is not desirable:
Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) Inhibitors
Diazepam, Phenytoin, Propranolol, Tricyclic Antidepressants,
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Steroidal Contraceptives, Cyclosporin, Theophylline
Inducers or Inhibitors of CYP3A4
If you are not taking the specified drugs and the medicine is recommended
to you by your doctor after studying your illness history, you can
order Modavigil at our online med store.
Allergy, overdose and side effects of Modavigil
Modavigil is generally good tolerated by the patients and may have
mild to moderate side effects in rare cases. Side effect is a particular
organism's response to the drug and may be different in different
people. Uncomfortable feelings may pass after your body gets used
to the components of the drug. Still, when you observe some of the
mentioned below side effects, ask your doctor if you should continue
taking Modavigil. Among the possible side effects of Modavigil are:
There may be other side effects, not listed above. Do not get frightened
by this list, the majority of patients may not have any of these
Before you start taking the drug, tell your doctor all kinds of
allergy you have. Allergy to Modavigil can be expressed by the next
sores in your mouth
blistering and peeling of skin
difficulty in breathing
rash or itching (especially felt in the entire body)
Immediately call emergency and stop taking Modavigil if you observe
one or several of allergy symptoms.
You should not overdose with Modavigil if you follow your doctor's
prescription. Still, if you suspect overdose, call emergency immediately.
Precautions during taking Modavigil
Strictly follow your doctor's prescription regarding the dose and
the schedule of drug administration. For Narcolepsy and Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea/Hypopnoea Syndrome Modavigil is usually taken once
(in the morning) or twice (in the morning and at noon) a day. The
dose usually ranges from 200 mg to 400 mg, depending on your specific
condition. Each Modavigil tablet contains 100 mg of modafinil. When
used in Shift Work Sleep Disorder treatment, it is taken generally
one hour before the night shift starts. Do not take extra pill if
you missed your dose. Wait for the next scheduled time. The drug
may worsen your sleep if you take it in the afternoon. Sometimes
the course of treatment may be quite long. Do not forget to refill
your medication timely.
Having weighed the risks and benefits from the described drug with
your doctor, you can buy Modavigil at our online pharmacy.