Modalert is a popular wakefulness agent that is used for staying awake and to be better focused on studies or work. This generic version of Modafinil works as an effective cognitive enhancer that improves the power of decision-making. This drug has become very popular because it is cheaper compared to Provigil which is a non-generic form of Modafinil. It is primarily sold by online pharmacies that are based out of India and is manufactured by Sun Pharma.
It belongs to a popular class of compounds that are known as Nootropics. Also referred to as a smart drug or cognitive enhancer, Modalert is thought to improve learning abilities, memory and various other cognitive processes.
Sun Pharma manufactures Modalert in 100 and 200mg tablets. The 200mg tablet was initially developed for increasing alertness, vigilance and wakefulness in people who suffered from sleep disorders like shift work sleep disorder and narcolepsy. This dosage is still popular for boosting concentration span, mental performance and attention.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) department in USA have determined Modafinil inappropriate for ADHD symptom relief in children; however, there is some controversy attached to the same. It was first approved for excessive sleepiness that was caused by narcolepsy but today, this drug is frequently prescribed off-label for various health conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis and depression. According to some researchers, the drug can also be used successfully for treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) although it has not been proven yet.
How Modalert works?
There is not much information on how the drug affects the brain but it is said to stimulate the wakefulness centers inside the brain. This results in better mental acuity and processing speed along with enhanced focus, energy and motivation. There are a number of mechanisms of action of this drug. It seems to be capable of crossing over the blood-brain barrier and entering the central nervous system from where it acts on the Dopamine transporter. This inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitters inside the brain. This inhibition leads to increased circulation of Dopamine that promotes better mental focus and stamina.
Modalert Side Effects
The drug is sold under various brand names and has been classified as Schedule IV substance. Compared to the Schedule I, II and III drugs, it has less potential for abuse; however, it can still have side effects. Some of the potential Modalert 200 side effects include, stomach issues, back pain, headaches, drowsiness, trouble in sleeping, dizziness, nausea, nervousness and so on.
Some serious side effects include hives, fever, trouble in swallowing food, mouth sores, swelling or mouth, legs, lips and face. The best way of dealing with Modalert 200 side effects is to seek help from your doctor. Make sure that your doctor knows about any minor or major changes that are occurring in your health after taking the drug. Compared to other stimulants this drug has minimal side effects so it is advised learn about the side effects before buying the drug.