(Updated at Sep 25 / 2023)
Is Armodafinil a safe solution to sleepiness?
You've probably already heard about medications such as Modafinil and Armodafinil since you're visiting this page. Here we talk about the benefits of Armodafinil use, its safety, its effect, how to use it, and where you can buy Armodafinil without a prescription.
What is Armodafinil?
Armodafinil is a name of an active substance originally developed for narcolepsy management. Narcolepsy is a condition in which people can fall asleep several times a day regardless of the hours they sleep at night. The reasons for narcolepsy are still unknown, so it is considered a disorder of the sleep-wake cycle of unknown etiology. Basically, this means that drugs for narcolepsy do not treat the cause but the symptoms, i.e., excessive sleepiness. Thus, these are simple wakefulness-promoting medicines and not some drugs that affect the disorder's nature.
When we say that Armodafinil is a name of the active substance, we mean that it can be found under a variety of different trade names. Yes, different manufacturers have to name the same product differently. You can find the same drug under the name Waklert, Armod, Artvigil, and many others, and they are all based on Armodafinil.
When can Armodafinil be used?
Officially, the drug is approved for three conditions – narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea. However, currently, it is mostly used off-label. What does it mean? People who have not been diagnosed with these conditions buy Armodafinil and use it to cope with sleepiness related to insufficient night sleep or other causes, as well as to boost their productivity and motivation in general.
How is this possible? First of all, there are multiple reviews about the drug where people share their positive experiences with Armodafinil. They inspire others not to be afraid of using the pills. They talk about how Armodafinil has changed their lives for the better, how they are now able to be more productive, how they are more motivated to progress with their own projects outside work, and so on. Obviously, this sounds pretty tempting, especially considering that the drug is considered quite safe and rarely causes any side effects when used correctly (we will get there further on).
Another proof that Armodafinil can be used even if you don't have any conditions and have benefits for you is that military forces of a number of developed countries such as the USA, Canada, France, and others publicly admit that they invest in the research of the drug and use it in military operations. Obviously, soldiers and officers participating in tests do not have narcolepsy, so basically, they are given the drug off-label to compensate for the lack of sleep in various situations, to maintain a high level of vigilance and accuracy, and so on.
Besides, in many countries of the world, Armodafinil has been tested for an array of other conditions as a supplementary drug. For example, some research has already proved its efficacy in depression treatment. Others show promising results in multiple sclerosis treatment. Some suggest the drug is effective for the restoration of cognitive functions worsened due to chemotherapy or head injury, and so on.
And let's think critically, among the conditions for which the drug is approved, only narcolepsy is not related to poor sleep. The other two conditions are basically sleepiness caused either by the lack of normal night sleep or a violated sleep-wake cycle due to shift work.
How to buy Armodafinil without a prescription?
If you have shift work, it is not a problem for you to get a prescription from your doctor. However, there is an easier way – just order it from an online drugstore that ships internationally. This method works perfectly because most countries, especially where generic drugs are manufactured, have less strict prescription rules. There this medication can be bought without a prescription. And when you buy it online, you basically buy it there and not in your country. However, we still advise you to be cautious and not order too many packs at once; otherwise, it may seem that you are purchasing them not for your personal use but for resale. If you are unsure how many packs you can order with one parcel, you can always consult our pharmacists, who will help you make the right decision. We ship internationally and know the rules for every country and how they may have been changed recently.
How to use Armodafinil?
You would be surprised, but this super-potent wakefulness-promoting drug that ensures a high level of energy for at least 12 hours should be taken by just one pill a day. The dosage of one pill is 150 mg. It is the standard dosage for the conditions it is approved for and also for people who want to use it off-label. However, if you don't have any condition but want to use the drug just to boost your productivity, you can try using just 75 mg or half of a pill. For most people, it is sufficient for an entire productive day.
One thing you should remember when taking Armodafinil is that you should never take a pill in the afternoon unless you need it to stay awake during your night shift. We have already mentioned that the drug acts for 12 hours, so if you take it after 12 PM, there is a high chance that you won't be able to fall asleep at night.
What side effects can Armodafinil cause?
The most common side effect arises from the incorrect time of intake, as we have said before, and it is insomnia. However, you may also experience agitation, anxiety, jitters, and other similar symptoms if the dosage is too high for you. So, the solution is quite simple – just take half of a pill. If the symptoms persist, probably, the drug is not suitable for you.
The dangerous side effect is skin rash. If you have it, you should stop using Armodafinil immediately, as it means your body doesn't tolerate the drug. If you have other adverse effects similar to other allergic reactions, such as swelling of the lips or face, you must also stop using the drug immediately. You can find information on the whole list of side effects in the package insert coming with the pills. In short, they are pretty common and are listed for many other drugs and include dizziness, indigestion, and others.
Posted by: Dr. Faride Ramos, MD
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