Nowadays, it seems everyone is raving about the “oh-so-good” benefits of the cognitive enhancer duo- Modafinil & Armodafinil. Understandably so. Who would say NO to the drug that improves memory and cognitive functions, keeps sleep away, helps you stay awake and alert at a pop of a pill? However, keeping the gushing and raving aside, we must enquire and understand the effects of long-term use of Modafinil & Armodafinil on our mind and behavior.
Originally prescribed for the treatment of sleep disorders such narcolepsy, sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder, Modafinil & Armodafinil (“Wake-up pills”) are prescription psychostimulants that have become more popular for their off-label usages among college students and blue/white-collar professionals who take the medicine, many times without prescription, to push forward their performance and cognitive abilities.
What about their long-term use?
After examining the number of patients put under extended Modafinil & Armodafinil usage, multiple studies have demonstrated that moderate and discontinuous use of Modafinil & Armodafinil poses no threat to the well-being of the mind and brain functions. The majority of patients subjected to Modafinil & Armodafinil administration reported no dependency on the drug. Withdrawal signs from the medicines were seen at minimal. No impairments of brain functions were observed. Both Modafinil and Armodafinil are not habit-forming drugs.
People with pre-existing mental conditions should avoid taking Modafinil & Armodafinil. The medications may exacerbate their mental conditions. One such case was found when a schizophrenic patient turned to mania. The drugs may induce psychosis in patients with mental disorders.
For Pediatric Patients
Not enough research has been done on the long-term use of Modafinil & Armodafinil in pediatric patients with sleep disorders. Inconclusive research, however, suggests nothing concern-worthy with long-term usage. Doctors prescribe Modafinil & Armodafinil for ADHD to pediatric patients sometimes. Results as effective as Ritalin and Concerta have been observed with Modafinil & Armodafinil in pediatric patients.
Beware of Excess Usage
Chronic or non-directed usage of Modafinil & Armodafinil may cause damage to your brain functions in the long run. Prolonged intake of these drugs is not advised. It is best that you only take these nootropics in the dose and duration directed by the doctor. Self-medication of Modafinil and Armodafinil is highly discouraged.
Nearly all conclusive studies indicate that Modafinil & Armodafinil tablets, if taken in moderation, are well-tolerated by most people and their safety and efficacy are unparalleled. They are among the best Nootropics in the market.