Provigil is the modern drug that helps relieve fatigue and cure sleep disorders: from drowsiness associated with shift work shifts to narcolepsy. The active substance of Provigil is the analeptic modafinil.
Despite the wide range of sleep-related diseases, Provigil is used with caution these days. Thus, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends the use of modafinil-based drugs for the treatment of even mild sleep disorders, while the European Medicines Agency insists to use this substance only in cases of narcolepsy. Such a cautious attitude to modafinil by the European Union is due to the risk of developing addiction from it, as well as a number of serious skin and allergic side effects.
Before buying Provigil in our pharmacy, please, consult with your doctor to clarify the need to use this drug and select the appropriate treatment regimen and dosage.
How does Provigil work?
The exact mechanism of action of modafinil has not been discovered. It is likely that modafinil, like other psychostimulants, increases the release of monoamines - especially catecholamines, norepinephrine and dopamine. At the same time, modafinil increases the level of histamine in the hypothalamus, which prompted some researchers to consider modafinil as "a remedy for drowsiness”.
Various clinical indications show that modafinil “has low potential for serious addiction” and “does not cause habituation among first-time users” compared to a number of other stimulant drugs. At the same time, its effectiveness as a medicine for drowsiness remains.
How to use Provigil?
Provigil is available in the pill form for oral administration.
For the treatment of hypersomnia associated with narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea, a single dose of the drug in the morning at a dosage of 200 mg is recommended, although there is evidence from clinical trials, according to which two doses (in the morning and at the noon) of 200 mg are more effective. The detailed conditions of admission and the dosage should be made prescribed by your attending physician before ordering Provigil in our pharmacy.
What contraindications Provigil has?
Before taking Provigil, it is especially important to consult with the attending physician for people who have hypersensitivity to certain components of the drug, have suffered cardiovascular diseases while taking other stimulants, for patients with cirrhosis of the liver, as well as those who have chronic heart diseases such as left hypertrophy, a mitral valve prolapse.
Among the side effects of taking modafinil drugs there are headache, back pain, insomnia, nausea, anxiety, and others. Modafinil can reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives; this effect can last up to a month after the changing of drug intake.
Provigil is an effective stimulant that helps fight chronic drowsiness and such serious conditions as narcolepsy. At the same time, its active substance — modafinil — is devoid of the disadvantages of typical stimulants and has a much milder effect on the patient's body.