Modalert is a neuroleptic drug, used to treat diseases, characterized by sleep disorder: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), idiopathic hypersomnia (IH).
Active substance of Modalert is Modafinil. Mechanism of Modalert action is still being studied. At present, Modalert belongs to two groups of drugs: neuroleptics and nootropics.
Modalert drug activates the brain work, increases cognitive functions and overall tonus of the body. Modalert drug helps to overcome sleepiness attacks in patients with narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is a disease of central nervous system, characterized by:
sudden sleepiness attacks that may occur at any time (they are different in duration and frequency);
hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations (hypnagogic hallucinations occur while falling asleep, and hypnopompic – while awakening. There are auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations);
catalepsy (sudden loss of muscle tonus);
sleep paralysis (after waking up a person loses the ability to move, while being fully conscious);
automatic behaviors (a person is physically active during sleep).
Narcolepsy symptoms manifest as far as the diseases development, and its reasons have not been studied yet. Narcolepsy has potentially fatal character, since a patient can fall asleep during mental or physical activity (for example, when driving).
Narcolepsy restricts a person’s social activity, significantly worsening the quality of his life. At present, it is almost impossible to achieve a full recovery from narcolepsy, but Modalert drug allows a patient to reduce the frequency of sleepiness attacks and to make them more controlled.
Clinical pharmacology of Modalert drug
Modalert effectiveness has been studied during clinical trials, where a group of patients experienced:
daytime sleepiness and sudden falling asleep during 3 and more months;
periodic manifestations of catalepsy and sleep paralysis.
Aim of study is to find out how Modalert affects sleep latency (falling asleep period), as well as to determine Modalert ability to control sleepiness attacks.
In patients who took Modalert, sleepiness attacks were reduced by several times as compared with patients who took placebo. Sleepiness attacks have become more controlled and patients longer preserved cheerfulness.
Modalert dosage in narcolepsy
Modalert daily dosage is 200mg at the beginning of narcolepsy treatment. Frequency of Modalert dose is determined individually in each patient. One Modalert 200mg pill is taken once daily in the morning or (one Modalert 100mg pill in the morning and one Modalert 100mg in the afternoon) depending on doctor’s prescriptions.
Modalert 100mg is a recommended initial dose for elderly patients over 65 years.
Modalert daily dose can be increased up to 400mg in frequent and intense manifestation of narcolepsy symptoms. Modalert 400mg is maximum daily dose.
Recommendations to Modalert use
Modalert tablets are taken by mouth.
Food intake does not have a significant effect on Modalert absorption.
Modalert should not be used in children and adolescents under 18 years.
Modalert dosage should be reduced in patients with liver failure.
Before to use Modalert in combination with other drugs, it is necessary to ask a doctor about their interaction.
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