Modafinil – This product can be considered as a psychostimulant and can be used, among other things, to fight sleep and fatigue. It was developed to combat sleep apnea and narcolepsy. That is, to combat sleep disorders and their rhythms. With this manifestation, a person may suddenly fall asleep when awake.
The main effect of modafinil is that it can keep the body awake without reducing cognitive function or reactions.
The following categories of people should not take the drug:
- Hypersensitivity to the substance.
- Patients with cardiovascular disease.
- Patients with cirrhosis of the liver.
- Women during pregnancy and lactation.
In addition, patients should be aware that Modafinil reduces the effectiveness of contraception, which can lead to unplanned pregnancies. And this drug should not be combined with alcohol. This drug can also have a positive effect on doping control, which is important for athletes.
Modafinil can cause the following side effects in humans:
- Dry in the mouth.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
- Back pain.
- Nasal congestion.
All the problems mentioned above usually disappear by themselves within a few days after you have taken the drug. If you experience the following symptoms, you should stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately:
- Mucosal ulcers.
- Increase in body temperature.
- Impaired liver function.
- Allergic reactions.
At the time of consultation, the specialist can decide on hospitalization, which the patient should not refuse.
This drug is not addictive.
If for some reason a patient has taken large amounts of Modafinil, he may experience the following problems:
- Nervous restlessness.
- High pressure.
In case of overdose, the patient should immediately call an ambulance.
Numerous studies show that there is no physical dependence on the drug. To eliminate any feeling, it is enough to take a break of 1-2 days from the use of the drug, have a good night’s sleep and everything will be without consequences for the body.