What is Provigil?
Provigil is nootropic with intensive effect of wakefulness. It has an ingredient Modafinil. This ingredient is not an abused drug, is not a psychostimulant, and does not cause a medical or psychological addiction. Taking Provigil, patients do not have euphoria.
The mechanism of the action of Provigil consists in the improvement of nutrition and blood circulation of the tissues of the brain. Moreover, it improves synthesis of dopamine due to which the work of the brain is improved, the function of the central nervous system is stimulated, and mood is improved.
At first, Provigil has been created for the treatment of narcolepsy, a pathologic sleepiness. But according to the results of the studies, this drug significantly improves the higher functions of the brain and may be used in different fields.
The use of Provigil is accompanied by the improvement of some brain functions: the speed and amount of the learned information grows, decisions are quickly made, information perceiving from different sources is improved. After the use of Provigil, the brain works more productive within a longer period, and at the same time, no fatigue or over fatigue occur.
Who should take Provigil?
Doctors recommend Provigil to patients with pathological daytime sleepiness. But in practice, this product shows good results in the treatment of diseases related to the dysfunctions of the brain. Provigil is used for the improvement of memory, attentiveness, movement coordination, during depression, attention deficit disorder, and others.
Provigil is used within short therapeutic courses. Even though the drug does not cause an addiction, a long-term stimulation of the brain is harmful. The brain need a rest and a recovery after hard long-term work.
To treat a daytime sleepiness, Provigil is used in the dose of 200 mg per day. The pills should be used in the morning, before breakfast. A pill acts within entire day, and therefore the use of the additional dose is not required.
Do not take Provigil in the afternoon or evening. The use of the drug 6-7 hours before sleeping may cause insomnia. But if you are going to have a hard long-term work and have to be awake, you may take a pill of Provigil 200 mg 2-3 times per day. The use of the drug this way helps to be awake within 48 hours and do hard mental work without losing any capacity.
The use of more than 600 mg of Provigil per day is contraindicated because the overdose often causes serious side effects.
What are side effects?
Asideeffectof Provigil maybecompletelyvarious. Every patient has a different reaction to the action of the drug, and therefore an individual reaction cannot be predicted.
Standard side effects of Provigil are headache, dizziness, allergic reaction, anxiety or concern, insomnia, and dyspepsia.
If the side effects bother you, it is necessary to reduce a dose, or temporarily stop the use of the pills. When the brain has rested and got used to the action of the drug, the side effects will be reduced.
- If you have chronic allergic diseases (urticarial, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and others), consult an allergist before using Provigil. Patients with allergy often have dermatological reactions
- Patients under 18 years old and pregnant women should not take Provigil