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What is Modafinil?

by Alen Hao –Sales Manager

Modafinil is an analeptic drug distributed by Cephalon Inc. and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States. It is sometimes classified as a “smart drug” that’s known to improve your performance of a subject who is impaired by fatigue and a lack of sleep.

You will also see it sold under the names Provigil, Sun Pharma Modalert, Alertec, Modapro and Modiodal.

Originally created in 1970’s by a French medical professor Michel Jouvet, it went on to be used for the first time as an experimental treatment for narcolepsy in 1986. Narcolepsy is a condition that may cause people to randomly faint and fall to sleep throughout the day.

Since then, the uses of Modafinil have expanded onto other conditions, such as shift work sleep disorder and chronic daytime sleepiness coupled with obstructive sleep apnea.

Modafinil is also famously used by the British and American military for keeping soldiers awake and functioning at high levels for up to 40 hours at a time. Studies have also determined Modafinil to be effective at reducing or eliminating the damaging effects of short-term sleep deprivation on the brain.

For this reason, it is commonly used as a nootropic to enhance cognitive performance especially in individuals who otherwise do not get enough sleep.

Before taking it, consider consulting your doctor about the known side-effects and their severity.

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