Modalert vs Provigil

Modalert vs Provigil

The drugs Provigil and Modalert are medication which promote wakefulness, thought to work by altering the body’s natural chemicals and neurotransmitters within the brain. The tablets are used to treat the symptoms of excessive sleepiness caused by various disorders such as narcolepsy, shift work sleeping and sleep apnoea as well as other conditions that aren’t listed here.

The difference between Provigil and Modalert is that the latter is created by Sun Pharmaceuticals in India, making the medication a generic version of provigil. Although both tablets are essentially identical, containing racemic modafinil, the problem arises with the reliability and safeness of taking Modalert due to being manufactured in India.

The legality of both Provigil and Modalert within the US is that the medication is illegal to possess or purchase without a prescription. However, with that being said if you choose to order the medication online you only risk your parcel being detained with other consequences unlikely to materialise.

Note: We do not recommend nor condone the illegal purchase or possession of any medications/ drugs. If you are subject to any consequences of trying to obtain, or possessing, this medication illegally we here at Balance Me Beautiful take no responsibility in your choice to do so.


All about Provigil.

Used to promote wakefulness, as previously mentioned, this medication is used to treat various conditions such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

How to take.

This should be determined by your doctor based upon your personal condition, severity of it and other contributing factors. Follow all directions given to you by your doctor and those that are on the prescription label, avoiding taking more or less than was recommended to you. Read all the patient information, medication guides and instruction sheets provided for you asking your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or worries.

Usually provigil is taken each morning to prevent sleepiness throughout the day, or if you suffer from work shift sleep disorder it is usually taken around an hour before the person is due to start work. The tablet can either be taken with or without food, for around a period of 12 weeks or less at a time.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you continue to suffer with sleepiness after taking the medication for a few weeks, and be aware that this medication cannot replace or eradicate the need for sleep.


Dosing information.

Normal dose in adults the treat the condition attention deficit disorder

Normal dose in adults to treat the condition narcolepsy: 200mg once daily

Normal dose in adults to treat the condition obstructive sleep apnea/ hypopnea syndrome: 200mg once daily

Normal dose in adults the treat the condition attention deficit disorder:

Not FDA approved and has been used as a back-up treatment for children who have not responded to primary/ preferred courses of medication.

Children who are over 30kg: 300-425 mg once daily

Children who are under 30kg: 200-340 mg once daily


Risks and precautions.

Before taking the tablets you should first advise your doctor whether or not you are suffering from the following:

  • Angina (chest pains)
  • Cirrhosis or other liver-related issues
  • Kidney disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease or history of heart attack
  • A history of mental illness or psychosis
  • A history of alcoholism or drug abuse/ addiction

It is also wise to make your doctor aware if you are currently pregnant, as any new medications taken during pregnancy should be closely monitored.

In addition to this, provigil can cause certain birth controls to become less effective and even useless. Hormonal forms of contraception (injection, pills, implants and skin patches) may all be lowered in terms of effectiveness and therefore heightens the risk of accidental pregnancies occurring. Remember to take precautionary methods while taking provigil such as the use of condoms or simply abstaining from sex, as well as discuss with your doctor the alternatives.

Provigil is not approved for use on individuals 17 years of age or younger. Therefore only 18+ adults can take or be prescribed the tablets.

One risk of long-term use is the potential to become addicted to the substance. Researchers have reported of evidence outlining provigil being more addictive than previously thought by experts, reducing the ‘safeness’ of the drug. Cocaine and methamphetamine are other drugs that trigger the same ‘reward’ mechanism within the brain which makes a substance become addictive (albeit in a much faster and more volatile way).


Side effects of provigil.

Get emergency treatment if you suffer from any of the following while taking the drug:

  • Skin rash, hives, blistering or skin peeling
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Mouth sores
  • Fever, chills, hot sweats
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • Swelling in the legs, eyes, lips, throat or tongue
  • Darken urine
  • Jaundice of the skin

Common side effects are as follows:

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Feelings of anxiety or nervousness
  • Back pains and aches
  • A stuffy nose
  • Nausea, diarrhea or an upset stomach
  • Other sleep related problems such as insomnia

If you suffer from any of these side effects listed we recommend you contact your local healthcare provider/ doctor as soon as possible in order to tell them about the situation, gain advice and further treatment.


Missing a dose.

Be sure you know what to do if you miss a dose of provigil as this can come in handy for those times that you may accidentally forget. Remember to avoid taking the medication if you do not plan to be awake for several hours afterwards, and skip the dose you missed entirely if it is almost your bedtime/ a couple hours away.


Drug interactions.

Various other prescription medications can interact with the drug in question, as well as vitamins, herbal products and over-the-counter drugs. In order to avoid this from happening in the first place tell your doctor about any and all medications/ treatments you are currently taking, as well as informing them if you begin to take another.


All about Modalert.

Modalert 200 is a ‘supplement’ created by Sun Pharmaceuticals that use the active ingredient modafinil, making it a generic labelled version of the drug provigil. This drug is primarily sold in India and therefore we assume not many of you have heard of it, so don’t worry! As a result of the internet this drug has been made widely available across the globe for anyone to order online in 100mg and 200mg tablets, usually in order to avoid the high costs of provigil (Around $50 per individual tablet if you are not covered by insurance).


How does it work?

Modalert is said to be able to boost memory, learning, cognition and various other mental processes that may be useful for tests, job interviews, writing tasks and exams for example. However, the drug was initially created in order to treat sleep related disorders and this is the only way in which you’ll manage to garner yourself a prescription. Otherwise you’ll have to order online!

Modalert has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of such things as ADHD, so if you’re looking to improve your focus when taking the medication you may be unpleasantly surprised. The drug is best for keeping you awake and energised only.


Benefits associated with modalert.

Here are some of the common, but unlikely, benefits that are being associated with modalert today:

  • Improves memory functioning and is especially beneficial for short-term memory.
  • Improves overall learning capacity and the ability to recall information learnt.
  • Potential weight loss benefits.
  • Lengthens an individual’s attention span, while increasing both focus and concentration.
  • Enhances productivity in both students and busy business professionals.
  • Increases wakefulness, energy and eradicates lethargy.

It is wise to note however, the FDA do not allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise any other benefits to the drug modafinil than simply treating sleep disorder benefits. Meaning this is unlikely to work for all that is has been claimed to.


How to take.

Common modalert doses are between 100mg and 400mg, with the capsules coming in doses of 100mg and 200mg of which the latter is the most popular.

You may want to ‘experiment’ to find the right dosage for you.


Modalert side effects.

The side effects of modalert usually become more noticeable at the higher dosages, however can occur at any time or dose amount when taking the drug. The side effects associated with modalert are as follows:

  • Headaches, migraines
  • Congestion and a blocked nose
  • Stomach issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pains and aches
  • Sleeplessness/ insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Nervousness and anxiety
  • Potential depression
  • Dizziness and feelings of being faint
  • Blistering of the skin, peeling, hives and various other allergic reactions.

If your symptoms are those of an allergic nature cease taking the medication immediately and get emergency help. Also, if your symptoms begin to worsen or have not improved after stopping taking the drug then visit your doctor for help and advice on the matter.


How to buy modalert.

We at Balance Me Beautiful aren’t recommending the purchase of drugs online and therefore recommend you talk to your doctor about the potential of you taking the tablets modalert, rather than us telling you straight outright where to buy the drug from.

In addition to this, it has been said that finding this drug online can be relatively difficult.

Prices range from around $1.04 per pill to $2 per pill depending upon the quantity you decide to order.

Buying modalert online means you will be involved within the ‘grey market’, meaning that depending on your country’s laws it may be illegal to do so (Buyer Beware!) and thus we shall not provide an easy means of obtaining the drug for you on this article.


Who is Sun Pharmaceuticals?

Who is Sun Pharmaceuticals

This company, originating within India, is responsible for the modalert 200 drug. Sun Pharmaceuticals, or Sun Pharma, is one of the world’s largest companies in this sector serving around 150 markets and providing 3,000 different types of pharmaceuticals.

According to the company’s official website, Sun Pharma is the fifth largest specialty pharmaceutical company in the world.

Founded in 1983, and is headquartered within Mumbai, India.


Which is better?

In reality, neither medication is more likely to ‘work’ or be better for you than the other. The two medications are identical in terms of their chemical contents and purpose. Perhaps with modalert uses and effects being slightly embellished, the drugs should help with alertness and awakeness on a day to day basis.

Also, many US pharmaceutical companies like to have their drugs synthesized in other countries such as India and China too, thus showing the origin of the medication is not necessarily the thing we should be worried about.

In addition to this, in the USA provigil is much more expensive than the alternative modalert meaning that not only is it equally as effective, but also cheaper to purchase. This causes many to opt for buying modalert 200 via online means, still receiving their treatment but for a fraction of the price. This course of action is not without it’s risks although, as it is wise to only take certain medications under the supervision or go ahead from a doctor. Ordering online does not allow you to have the all-important conversation and understanding from your doctor, meaning if you had an adverse effect to the tablets it may be more difficult to treat or explain.


Final thoughts.

Taking either one of these medications should be done so under the knowledge and agreement of a qualified doctor, who has assessed your situation and agreed this is the best course of treatment for you as an individual. We here at Balance Me Beautiful recommend you check the laws of your current state or country, making sure you are not violating any laws and are operating fully legally.

If you have any questions regarding the website, or would like to contact us for any reason at all feel free to visit our Contact Page. Alternatively, leave us a comment below on which drug you chose to take and why! We look forward to hearing from you.

As always, thanks for reading guys and don’t forget to come back soon.


By Chess Taylor.

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