Taken with or without food, the basic component of this drug is modafinil, which is also used for non-medical purposes as a cognitive enhancer. Modalert 200 mg is understood to alter in our brain the levels of chemical messengers and accordingly exert an effect as a stimulant to reduce uncontrollable and extreme sleepiness. As a result of this activity, Modalert also improves focus, and thus, productivity after an intake. This property of the drug of enhancing focus and concentration levels is also what makes it so popular among the youth, helping them increase their attention spans and enhance their cognitive abilities. However, this is the non-medical aspect of modafinil and Modalert 200 mg isn’t sold as prescription medicine in that case.
People suffering from narcolepsy are prescribed Modalert 200 mg. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder; it is characterized by excessive or uncontrollable drowsiness during the daytime. The person suffering from narcolepsy may also suffer sleep paralysis, hallucinations, excessive sleepiness, and also episodes of cataplexy, or the partial or total loss of muscle control, in some cases. Narcolepsy causes both sudden losses of muscle tone and attacks of sleep. Modalert 200 mg tablet helps one keep fully awake by stimulating the brain for regulatory activities. The medicine also relieves the symptoms that are abnormal and helps regulate the general sleep-wake cycle, thus restoring the normal sleeping habits and so improving the quality of life. Modalert 200 mg helps you get along with your work in a more productive manner.
In various cases, it has also helped treat the following diseases:
- Shift sleep disorder
- Severe sleep apnoea
- ADHD/ ADD
Dosage and Effects
Modalert 200 mg is a prescription medicine, and so, it is advised it only be taken in the dose and duration as your doctor advises. Best to swallow whole, the tablet may be taken with or without food with plenty of water. It is also suggested not to crush, break, or chew modafinil tablets and to take each at a fixed time. Preferably taken early in the morning, take Modalert 200 mg at the earliest if you happen to miss a dose to avoid issues with sleep cycles, including insomnia and trouble sleeping.
Used to treat narcolepsy, which presents us with sudden bouts of sleepiness and loss of muscle control, the modafinil compound works by modulating the levels of chemical messengers in our brain. It stimulates some of the brain functions to send out signals to reduce extreme drowsiness, and thus, sleepiness. This results in the body’s enhanced wakefulness and longer attention spans, thus improving our productivity while also successfully treating narcolepsy and related issues.
Drink enough water because, in initial days, the drug tends to induce headaches which can easily be put away by increasing water intake. However, if the headaches do not go away anytime soon, make sure to get in touch with your doctor or a medical practitioner at the earliest.
The effects of Modalert 200 mg might often be too much for a body to grow into, and so, some related side effects arise. However, most of these side effects gradually reduce as the body gets used to the drug. Some of the potential side effects include:
- Headache and nausea
- Nervousness, anxiety, and agitation
- Dizziness and runny nose
- Diarrhea and/or indigestion
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping) and back pain
All of these side effects are treatable, sometimes by simply increasing your water intake and working on a sleep schedule. Back pain is a specific result of a lack of rest. So, because Modalert 200 mg is meant to work on your sleep schedule, most of the side effects shall disappear once your body gets used to the medicine. However, in case any of the side effect – especially insomnia or trouble sleeping, which has a greater chance than most others – persists, get in touch with your doctor, and discuss your problems.
Modalert 200 mg is a prescription medicine especially administered to treat narcolepsy and other problems related to sleep. However, it is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. To improve that, one must try to get the required amount of sleep each night.
It also happens due to its lengthened effectiveness and based on the administered dose and also the time of intake that Modalert 200 mg tends to affect your normal sleep cycle, even harming it in a manner. For this very reason, it is advised to take the medicine early in the morning so that it does not interrupt your regular sleep cycle.
Take the drug only as advised by the doctor and not for recreational purposes. Follow the suggested dose to avoid any unnecessary trouble. Using it for recreational purposes can both develop a tolerance for the drug in your body and affect your regular sleep-wake cycle.
Modalert 200 mg might also cause dizziness and drowsiness or sleepiness. Avoid driving or doing anything that’s demanding of mental focus before you’re sure about how it affects you.
Proper storage of Modalert 200 mg tablets is recommended to keep it effective for a long duration. Leaving the package uncared for also determines how the medicine affects you and might thus, alter the results. For smart and safekeeping of the drugs, follow these steps:
- Keep the tablets in a safe place, and preferably in their original packaging. Keep Modalert 200 mg out of reach of your children, since it can create serious health issues for them.
- Keep the medicine in a dry environment and out of too much light and/or moisture. Some reactions only take place in the presence of light and moisture and nothing else, rendering it unusable.
- Keep the pack in the recommended temperature range to keep it beneficial for long periods of time.
- Do not miss any other points that are mentioned on the packaging for sensible safekeeping.
What is Modalert used for?
Modalert 200 mg is used for the treatment of excessive daytime drowsiness, which is caused by narcolepsy or shift work-sleep disorder, which is characterized by trouble staying asleep or falling asleep during scheduled sleeping hours and unusual or excessive sleepiness during scheduled waking hours in people who work on rotating shifts or specifically at night.
How long does Modalert 200 mg take to work?
The reaction time usually ranges from 30 minutes to a couple of hours, based on how the body reacts to the intake of the drug. Once the work begins, however, Modalert 200 mg results in long hours of increased attention spans and improved wakefulness to help with better productivity and thus helps to treat narcolepsy and other related disorders.
Is it okay to take Modalert 200 mg daily?
The effect of modafinil lasts for 12-14 hours on the day that it is administered and doesn’t have any lasting effects. As a consequence, it is okay to take Modalert 200 mg in times of need. However, talk to your doctor in any case, since Modalert is prescribed for a certain period of time to treat narcolepsy and other related disorders.
How long does 200mg of Modalert last?
One dose of Modalert 200 mg only lasts for the day when it is taken. It is effective for 10-12 hours after intake and can be taken again if need be or every day based on why you need it. However, Modalert 200 mg should be taken early in the morning so that its active period doesn’t coincide with your sleep schedule in any way. In case it does, it can also cause insomnia.