On this Modafinil FAQ page, we’ll answer 15 of your most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer that you are looking for, please ask the question in the comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you want a general description of Modafinil or Provigil, please refer to our mail article ‘Modafinil: What you need to know‘.
1. What is Modafinil Used For?
Modafinil or Provigil is a central nervous system stimulant and is classified as an ‘Eugeroic‘ drug. It is used to promote wakefulness. It both releases energy and calms the brain down giving a relaxed but stimulating sensation. FDA approved it to treat conditions such as Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Shift Work Sleep Disorder.
Aside from that, there are also many off-label uses of this drug. It has been proven a good solution for ADHD. It also enhances work performance and removes fatigue.
2. Why is Modafinil called a ‘Smart Drug’?
Modafinil has been proven really effective in improving cognition and thinking ability. It gives a calm, clear, and energetic feeling which allows the user to think quickly and deeply. It also improves memory, self-confidence, and self-reliance. Students also have benefited from using Provigil before and during exams. That is why it is called a ‘Smart Drug‘?
3. What are the Available Dosages of Modafinil?
Modafinil is available in 3 dosages: 50mg, 100mg, and 200mg. 50mgs tables are most likely for children. 100mg works for young adults. For the average adult, 200mg is the right dosage. As a matter of fact, Modafinil 200mg is the most prescribed in the world. If you are suffering from Narcolepsy, the recommended dose is 400mg a day, which means 2 tablets.
4. Is Modafinil Legal?
It is if you have a prescription. Despite its many benefits, there is a low risk of addiction, so in the USA, Modafinil is a Schedule IV substance. The UK follows the same rules. Therefore, it is not legal to try to buy it without a prescription. However, many of the schedule IV drugs (Low potential for addiction) are not controlled in some other countries. Therefore, it is legal to buy Modafinil in those countries since it is an OTC medication. Many online international online pharmacies take advantage of this situation.
If you can find a reliable online pharmacy, you can probably order it online even from the USA and UK. However, most online pharmacies are fake. For your convenience, we have included links to our articles that can help:
5. What are the effects of Modafinil?
Modafinil may feel like the drug they show in the movie ‘Limitless‘. At first, there is a clarity of the mind. It removes all the sleepy feelings and gives you a jolt. After that, you feel light and energetic almost all day. That’s why you should take Modafinil in the earlier parts of the day. Unless you want to party at night, never take it late or you will not sleep.
6. How long does it take to kick in?
The IR version of the tablet should kick in within 30 minutes and should last for about 5-6 hours. However, these vary depending on age, sex, heart conditions, and diet of the patient. If you have taken fatty food, this slows down the effects while clean food with lots of fruits and vegetables enhances and effect.
7. Does Modafinil make you happy?
Obviously. It can improve your mood significantly. As you feel light and energetic, so does it improve your mood. You feel happy, joyful, and more confident.
8. Does Modafinil Help with Depression?
It does. People suffering from Anxiety and Depression can benefit from Modafinil. However, you should consult a doctor if you are already taking an antidepressant or anxiety medication. The doctor will be able to determine the combination and doses properly. Do not self-medicate.
9. Can I drink coffee with Modafinil?
You can but you don’t need to. If you are on Modafinil, there is no need for another stimulant like coffee. Too much if anything can be bad. People who drink too much coffee after taking Modafinil have complained of shivering and shaking.
10. Can I take Marijuana with Modafinil?
You can but what will be the point. Modafinil is an upper and Marijuana is a downer. They will counteract each other and bring you to a normal state.
11. Is Modafinil a party drug?
You can surely use it for parties although it is not advisable. This is how people get addicted. After taking Modafinil (Since it has improved your mood) people seem to be able to drink and lot and party hard. This habit may become addictive. But yes, you can party all night on Modafinil.
12. Is Modafinil Safe for Pregnant Women?
That depends on what the patient is being treated for. Yes, a pregnant woman can take Modafinil, but with caution and upon consulting with a doctor.
13. Can Breastfeeding Mothers Take it?
Whatever the mother takes generally passes through breast milk. Therefore, breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor as well and take it with care. Otherwise, it may have adverse effects on the infant.
14. Is Modafinil Good for Sex?
As a performance enhancer, yes it is. Modafinil increases blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels in the body. That is more blood for the genitalia. For males, it can give a long-lasting and powerful erection. For females, more blood flow increases pleasure. However, beware that using it too much or too frequently can lead to impotence. Therefore, it is important to dose it properly.
If your only reason to take Modafinil is for sexual performance, just take one 200mg tablet 1 hour before the act. Do not take 2-3 tablets all day. After your performance, drink plenty of water to flush out the remaining from the system. Avoid high cholesterol and fatty foods. Egg whites and watermelon are known to supplement performance. You should only do it 2-3 times a week-no more.
15. How does Modafinil Compare with Adderall?
Adderall and Modafinil are both CNS stimulants and work almost the same way. However, one major difference is that Adderall is derived from Amphetamine, which makes it a bit more addictive than Modafinil. Modafinil also has significantly fewer side effects. That’s why Adderall is a Schedule II while Modafinil is a Schedule IV drug. We’ll soon have a complete article on ‘Adderall Vs. Modafinil‘ where we compare every aspect in detail. Look forward to that.
If we have missed something, please don’t hesitate to ask your question in the comment section. If you are more interested in Modafinil, please read our article on Modafinil Side Effects and History of Modafinil.