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What Is Modafinil and Why Use It?

Many people ask us about Modafinil, what it is and its uses. In a nutshell, it is a stimulant in its own right but without a lot of the side effects that you get with other similar medications.

This drug is known as a wakefulness promoting agent and is good at keeping people up in different situations. Do you have school but find that you’re always too tired to concentrate properly? Modafinil can help. When you’re at work, do you find it difficult to stay on task? Again, modafinil can help. Talk to your doctor about prescribing this medication. It can help you to be more alert so you can pay attention to what’s going on around.

One side effect you can expect from this drug are mood swings. There is some speculation on whether this makes it addictive or not. Many drugs which make people feel better tend to have that property.

That said, most studies have shown the addiction potential for modafinil is very low, and it is much safer to use than other stimulant drugs. There are drugs like amphetamines that are highly addictive, and in a lot of cases, it would be better for a patient to try out modafinil first instead to see if it’s a good fit to avoid addiction issues.

There are other uses for modafinil that are being tested out. One use is for ADHD and other similar attention issues. When someone has a hard time focusing it, having a stimulant in their system can help. There are also several tests being done to see if this drug can help with depersonalization disorder and other mental issues that are difficult to get a handle on. Modafinil is even said to have some neuroprotective properties which can help keep your brain healthy as you age.

Other things modafinil may be able to help with are weight loss and motion sickness. According to the vast amount of studies on it, it may even make a good nootropic, helping to keep your brain healthy.

Modafinil is a medication classified as Schedule IV in the US. In other words, if you live in this part of the world then you are going to need a prescription to get a hold of the drug. Other countries have other types of related rules that are most likely quite similar, so if you plan to buy it online, you need to know what to do to make the transaction legal. Sometimes, for instance, you can get a prescription written for you and sent to an online pharmacy with your first purchase order.

So there you have it. If you want to use modafinil, it’s good to know more about it, and now you do. This substance is widely used as a minor stimulant for anything from people needing to stay awake at school to working a third shift. Think of it as a step up from caffeine but a little trickier to get your hands on.

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