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Wakefulness-promoting agent - Armodafinil

Armodafinil as an effective stimulant.

Armodafinil (also famous under such names as Nuvigil and Waklert) is used for helping people and those ones who suffer from narcolepsy, to keep a waking state all day long and sometimes even more than that. The drug increases wakefulness of an organism and daytime alertness by people who often have excessive sleepiness during the day, either patients with narcolepsy, or those ones with a syndrome known as obstructive sleep apnea.

Medication can also be taken in order to improve wakefulness by those people who suffer from moderate or severe sleep disorders due to the shift work. Nevertheless, the medication should not be used instead of regular sleep and you should consult your doctor about the ways when you can try and keep good sleep patterns. The description of the medication can be as follows: an «agent promoting wakefulness». It is sometimes prescribed for people off-label. It is the drug that is recommended for improving «alertness» and also for reducing «excessive daytime sleepiness».

The drug is popular by treatment of narcolepsy disease, obstructive sleep apnea (or hypopnea) and of course shift work sleep disorder. In some states, it is also highly recommended for cases of treating idiopathic hypersomnia. Generic Armodafinil is widely taken off-label to suppress the need for good sleep. The medication is also taken off-label when combating general fatigue which is associated with the need of sleep, in treating ADD, and as an addition to antidepressants (it is used particularly for treating people with considerable residual fatigue). The medication is more commonly famous and prescribed as Nuvigil.

With a prescription of your doctor, you can buy Armodafinil under different names of commercial trade, such as Nuvigil and Waklert. The drug is FDA-approved only for treating of narcoleptic patients, but  many physicians prescribe it for patients who do not suffer from any of these symptoms but show similar signs. You can also order Armodafinil without doctor’s prescription at any drug of the US. The medication, like many other psycho stimulants, enhances the release of monoamines, (the catecholamines of norepinephrine and dopamine), from the synaptic terminals.

Despite its histaminergic action, the drug still partially shares the qualities of amphetamine-class psycho stimulants because of its effects on norepinephrine and dopamine. However, the synergistic qualities of the medication lower the abuse potential as compared to traditional psycho stimulant drugs when maintaining the efficiency of the medicine as an agent promoting wakefulness. Researchers suggested limiting of the potential for large-scale abuse and showed that it «does not possess an addictive potential in naive individuals».