Modafinil is a prescription drug given to a person to increase alertness. People who have sluggishness and drowsiness at all times are prescribed this medicine. Apart from this, modafinil is also prescribed in the disease of obstructive sleep apnea (stopping breathing during sleep). It is also used to help you stay awake during working hours, especially when you have a work schedule in which you have to avoid a normal sleep routine anyhow.
This medicine is used in sleeping disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, etc. To prevent excessive sleep, It indirectly stimulates the release of auxin neuropeptides and histamine, which causes wakefulness.
This medicine does not cure tiredness or hold off sleep and not completely remove drowsiness. It should not be used for people who do not have sleep disorders but still want to stop their sleep. There is no clear explanation of how modafinil works to keep you awake, but this drug is believed to affect the brain's substances that wake and sleep cycles (sleep-wake cycle) ) Control. The dosage of Modafinil depends on your medical condition and response to treatment. To get the most benefit from this, this medicine should be consumed regularly. However, this drug helps many people but sometimes it can also cause addiction. For narcolepsy, take this drug by mouth with or without food as coordinated by your doctor, normally once day by day in the morning. Or on the other hand, if your doctor guides you to, the absolute everyday dose of modafinil might be separated into a morning dose and a noon dose.
For obstructive sleep apnea, take this drug by mouth with or without food as coordinated by your doctor, generally once every day in the morning. Proceed with your other treatment, (for example, the CPAP machine, mouth device) unless your doctor advises you to stop. At times when you are taking modafinil for shift work sleep disorder, take it by mouth with or without food as coordinated by your doctor, generally, once every day 1 hour before you start your shift work.
Talking about the bad effects or side effects of the drug, there can be problems like headache, nausea or vomiting, nervousness, dizziness, difficulty sleeping while taking modafinil. Although most people using this medicine do not see any serious side effects associated with the drug if a person has any serious side effects like- chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling of face, eyes, lips. If you feel a skin rash problem, medical help should be sought immediately.
If the patient has any kind of allergy, before taking Modafinil, they should tell the doctor about their allergy because this drug contains some ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction. Apart from this, if the patient has a problem of heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, mental illness, depression, etc., before taking this medicine, it should also be told to the doctor.
Note: The information in this article is for educational purposes in relation to certain health conditions and their possible treatment. It is not healthcare, screening, diagnosis, and treatment option offered by a qualified and licensed physician. If you, your child, or someone close is experiencing any such health problem, which is mentioned here, contact the doctor as soon as possible. Do not use the information given here for diagnosis or treatment of any health-related problem or disease without expert advice.
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