Modafinil is a drug that significantly increases the concentration and improves drowsiness. The drug belongs to the nootropics, it is used for medical purposes to treat narcolepsy, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.
Often used by athletes during serious workouts and heavy tasks.
Rules for administering Modafinil
How modafinil affects the body:
- Promotes satiety with strength and energy.
- Reduces fatigue threshold.
- Provides energy for up to 28 hours.
- Stimulates mental activity.
- Helps improve attention.
- Reduces the need for sleep.
Athletes often use these types of medications and sports foods to get the best results in the race. It should be remembered that this tool should not be used everywhere. He is considered a narcotic in the Russian Federation, the drug is not registered. Before buying modafinil, check the originality, because of its popularity it has become more and more counterfeit and published under dubious brands.
Modafinil Side effects
All adverse reactions were recorded during the clinical trial period. Their number was enough to confirm some conditions.
The most common side effect is headache. It is observed in more than 21% of all cases. Most often, it is observed in the first days of hospitalization and disappears on its own without treatment or the need to reduce the dose.
Complications such as sinusitis or pharyngitis are less common, with very rare reactions in the haematopoietic system, such as leukopenia.
Allergic reactions are possible, many of which are described above, and there are immediate reactions such as angioedema or allergic urticaria.
Rash, fever, inflammation of the lymph nodes, damage to organs and organ systems are also possible, in rare cases anaphylaxis is not ruled out.
Often there is a decrease or vice versa an increase in appetite, the development of type 2 diabetes, an increase in blood sugar.
Often there is insomnia, anxiety, depressive disorders, apathy, depression, increased nervousness for aggression, confusion, loss of consciousness.
There were decreases in sexual desire, sleep disturbances, nightmares, psychomotor agitation, aggression, suicidal manifestations. Hallucinations, illusions, psychoses are extremely rare.
Also, in rare cases, paresthesias, tremor in the limbs, speech disorders, motor function and coordination are observed. Vision problems, decreased color perception and blurred vision, dry eyes of the mucous membrane may occur.
The reaction of the cardiovascular system is tachycardia, increased heart rate, occasional extrasystoles on the ECG, arrhythmia, bradycardia. An increase in blood pressure is also observed, due to vasodilation hypotension is possible. Difficulty breathing, coughing, worsening asthma, nosebleeds and rhinitis have been reported.
The gastrointestinal tract often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, less frequent glossitis, ulcerative inflammation of the mouth, reflux. Often, rashes, various skin reactions, eczema, the appearance of more serious complications such as Steven-Johnson syndrome are unknown.
Back and joint pain, worsening of arthritis and osteoarthritis, muscle cramps, muscle aches, worsening of osteochondrosis, especially in the cervicothoracic region, may occur.
Urination becomes more frequent or abnormal – but it is a rare side effect.
Menstrual irregularities, pain in the mammary glands and swelling were observed in women.
Often, a side effect is thirst, dry mouth, swollen feet. There are laboratory increases in liver parameters, changes in electrocardiograms, weight fluctuations in one direction or another.
There are reports of so-called suspected side effects – this is an important point in research to accurately assess the risk of buying and taking Modafinil for its benefits.