Armodafinil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness) or shift work sleep disorder (sleepiness during scheduled waking hours and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep during scheduled sleeping hours in people who work at night or on rotating shifts). Armodafinil is also used along with breathing devices or other treatments to prevent excessive sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. Armodafinil is in a class of medications called wakefulness-promoting agents. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the area of the brain that controls sleep and wakefulness.
Storage and disposal of this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Store armodafinil in a safe place so that no one else can take it accidentally or on purpose. Keep track of how many tablets are left so you will know if any are missing. Unnecessary medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community.
Supplements that Interact with Armodafinil
Armodafinil can decrease or increase the action of minerals in the liver that metabolizes other drugs. This can result in decreased levels of some drugs that reduce their effectiveness as well as increased levels of other drugs that increase their toxicity. Armodafinil treatment should be carefully monitored if taken with any of these drugs. Drugs which may have reduced effectiveness if taken with armodafinil include cyclosporine(Sandimmune), ethinyl estradiol (Estrace, Climara, Estraderm, Menostar) (present in many birth control pills), midazolam (Versed), and triazolam (Halcion).
Adrafinil vs Modafinil
Both modafinil and adrafinil were also discovered to enhance locomotor activity in animal studies. The adrafinil and Modafinil side effect are more likely alike. The level of activity was dependent on the dose administered. In a sample of cancer patients, a 4-week pilot study of modafinil administration demonstrated a reduction in fatigue, mood elevation, and improvement in quality of life. Fatigue also improved in clinical trials of modafinil in patients with depression, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. One study showed a synergistic effect of relief of both fatigue and depression in patients diagnosed with depression. Another important benefit of modafinil and adrafinil is the relatively few side-effects subjectively reported by research members.
These details should not be used to choose whether or not to take this medication or any other medication. Only the doctor has the skills and training to choose which medications are right for a specific individual. These details does not promote any medication as safe, effective, or accepted for the treatment any individual or medical situation. Find out more about adrafinil on the internet.