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Armodafinil fights depression

Armodafinil treats depression by patients with bipolar syndrome.

Armodafinil (also famous under such commercial trade names as Nuvigil and Waklert) is a new, legal stimulant, which is used to promote reduction of excess weight and treat chronic fatigue syndrome. By athletes it is often taken in order to improve macrobiotic level and stamina, as well as attention deficit disorder, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, cases of severe depression and Parkinson's disease cases, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis.

The company which produces the drug (Cephalon Inc) announced some positive results of clinical trials of the given medication – medicine that can treat depression by patients with bipolar disorder.   Bipolar syndrome is usually characterized by often mood swings from extremely violent to the absolutely decadent. As a fact, during the change of phase, patients are depressed. For about eight weeks, the scientists were comparing the efficiency and safety of drug (150 mg daily) or placebo as a companion product to a mood stabilizer. In the test took part 257 patients who had bipolar disorder in the phase of depression.

Success of the patients taking Generic Armodafinil was measured on a scale with 30 primary depressive symptoms (IDS-C30). According to it, the manifestations of mental disorders of the patients declined by several points. Leslie Russell reported on the effectiveness of the new drug and plans to test it in the long run.   The medication is well tolerated. Levels of mania, hypomania, depression and suicidal tendencies were compared between groups of the drug and placebo. Among patients who were treated with placebo there were observed two serious cases of mania. They were also more likely to be anxious and hyperactive.

Armodafinil is also designed to combat daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea, and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. However, the drug has not been approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder. There are some other ways of usage of the product (not for its intended purpose). In particular, it is used to promote reduction of excess weight and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.

The medication is prescribed usually for patients treating narcolepsy but can be also used off-label. You can easily buy Armodafinil at the nearest drug or order Armodafinil online. But before you start taking the medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you have decided to take it on your own, start with the smallest dosage and increase it gradually until you feel comfortable with it.