Modvigil 100 mg reduces extreme sleepiness caused due to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea i.e. periods of stopped breathing during sleep. This medicine is used to help you stay awake during work hours if you have a work schedule that keeps you from having a normal sleep routine i.e. shift work sleep disorder.
Modvigil 100 mg does not take the place of getting enough sleep. You should not use this drug to treat tiredness or hold off sleep.
How Modvigil 100 mg works
Modvigil 100 mg contains the ingredient Modafinil that falls under the class of drugs known as wakefulness-promoting agents. It works through the orexin system by increasing orexin concentrations, inhibiting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake, and boosting histamine levels in the brain. Thus, it promotes wakefulness and helps you stay focused for a long period of time.
The dosage will be prescribed by your doctor based on your condition and your response to the treatment. It is recommended to consume this medicine for maximum benefits.
For narcolepsy, take this medication as directed by the doctor. It is usually recommended to take this medicine by mouth with or without food as usually once daily in the morning. Similarly, for obstructive sleep apnea, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.
In case, you are using Modvigil 100 mg for shift work sleep disorder, take it by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually, once a day, 1 hour before you start your work shift.
If you miss a dose, skip it. Wait until it’s time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
∙ Difficulty falling asleep.
∙ Irregular heartbeat
∙ Mood swings
∙ Chest Pain
∙ Loss of appetite
∙ Unusual tastes
∙ Dry mouth
∙ Excessive thirst
∙ Back pain
∙ Eye pain
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from heat, light, and moisture.
∙ Do not take Modvigil 100 mg if you are trying for a baby, are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
∙ Avoid alcohol if you are consuming this medication.
∙ In case, you suddenly stop using taking this medication, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, sweating, chills, nausea, vomiting, confusion, etc. To prevent these withdrawal symptoms, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Tell your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any withdrawal symptoms.
∙ When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if it is not working well for you.
∙ Modvigil 100 mg is known to cause addiction in many people. This risk of addiction is higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
∙ Ask your doctor about eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking this medication.
Before taking Modvigil 100 mg, talk to your doctor about your medical history at length. This medicine may not right for you if you have certain medical conditions including mental health conditions and heart conditions.
Other drugs may interact with Modvigil 100 mg, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about the medicines you are consuming and any medicine you start or stop using.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I predict the risk of rash associated with Modafinil 100 mg?
No, a rash can occur after day 1 to 2 months of starting the medicine. The period can be very variable and cannot be predicted.
Can taking Modafinil 100 mg affect my sleep?
Modafinil may help decrease your sleepiness, but it will not cure your sleep disorder. However, one of the common side effects of Modafinil is trouble falling asleep, though it does not occur in everyone.
- Is Modafinil more effective than amphetamine?
Yes, Modafinil is more effective than amphetamine. It not only helps to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy but also improves task performance.
- Does Modvigil cause diarrhea?
Yes, Modvigil may cause diarrhea. However, diarrhea and constipation both are equally common side effects associated with this medicine.
- Does Modafinil help in improving memory?
Modafinil not only has a waking effect but is also known for its memory-enhancing effects.
- Can I stop taking this medication on my own?
No, do not stop taking Modafinil on your own without consulting your doctor. Sudden discontinuation of medicine may reduce the effect and with this, your sleepiness may also return.
- Is Modafinil safe or dangerous?
Modafinil is a prescription medicine and should be taken only as prescribed by the doctor.
- Can this medicine cause problems?
Along with its benefits, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. Listed above are some of the side effects of Modvigil 100 mg can cause. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the side effects.
- When should I seek medical help?
If you suspect an overdose of Modvigil 100 mg or if you have a serious reaction to it, you should seek medical attention immediately.