WHAT IS MODVIGIL?
Modvigil contains the exact same ingredients as Provigil from Cephalon Inc. As with Modalert 200; the main difference is simply the name of the brand. Modvigil is a generic brand of Modafinil. Like Provigil and Modalert – Modvigil contains exactly 200mg of pure Modafinil.
Although Modalert seems to be the chosen generic Modafinil for millions of consumers, Modvigil stands proud in second place. As each brand contains the same ingedients, the main difference is price. Modalert is much cheaper than Provigil, and Modvigil is much cheaper the Modalert. So for those with shallow pockets on a strict budget – Modvigil ™ 200mg is the choice.
Modvigil is sold in blister packs containing 10 tablets per strip. Modvigil blister strips are less malleable than the Modalert strips. However, Modvigil strips may be torn apart using the perforated lines provided. Please see the image above.
Who Manufactures Modvigil?
We acquire our Modvigil directly from the source: HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd. With over 30 years of experience HAB Pharma manufacture each Modvigil tablet to extremely stringent cGMP standards. Modvigil is manufactured from two state of the art facilities spanning 5000 sq. ft. located in Northern and Western India. We have seen many customer switch from the more expensive Modalert, opting to buy Modvigil instead.
“Each batch is processed through a strict Quality Check process to maintain high standards in production output.”
~ HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd
MODVIGIL DOSAGE RECOMMENDATIONS
Much like our other brands of Modafinil (Modalert) and Armodafinil (Artvigil & Waklert), each Modvigil tablet is carefully manufactured to include a breaker line along the center of the tablet. This means that each 200mg tablet may be broken in half (along the breaker line) to give an accurate 100mg dose. For many users, 100mg is more than enough to give an adequate feeling of wakefulness, focus and attention. Depending on individual circumstances, some users may take up to 200mg to obtain the maximum desired effect.
It’s important to understand your specific metabolism and personal reaction to Modvigil. So we recommend taking 100mg (half a tablet) on an empty stomach as early as possible. You should begin to notice the effects within 1 hour, with the main effects beginning to diminish after approximately 6 – 8 hours. It’s not recommended to take more than 400mg (two tablets) in any given 24 hours. Please read the following information from the official product insert of Provigil branded Modafinil.
The recommended dosage of PROVIGIL for each indication is as follows:
Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): 200 mg once a day in the morning.
Shift Work Disorder (SWD): 200 mg once a day, taken approximately one hour prior to start of the work shift.
Modvigil Side Effects & Precautions
Modvigil is very well tolerated by the vast majority of individuals. In fact, a recent study found that Modafinil had zero recorded deaths in its 18 years of use in 20 countries . Having said that, no drug is completely void of possible adverse reactions.
Please read the following official warnings and precautions for Provigil branded Modafinil.
Provigil is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to modafinil or armodafinil.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Serious Rash, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Discontinue Provigil at the first sign of rash, unless the rash is clearly not drug-related.
Angioedema and Anaphylaxis Reactions: If suspected, discontinue Provigil.
Multi-organ Hypersensitivity Reactions: If suspected, discontinue Provigil .
Persistent Sleepiness: Assess patients frequently for degree of sleepiness and, if appropriate, advise patients to avoid driving or engaging in any other potentially dangerous activity.
Psychiatric Symptoms: Use caution in patients with a history of psychosis, depression, or mania. Consider discontinuing Provigil ® if psychiatric symptoms develop.
Known Cardiovascular Disease: Consider increased monitoring.
Most common adverse reactions (≥5%): headache, nausea, nervousness, rhinitis, diarrhea, back pain, anxiety, insomnia, dizziness, and dyspepsia.
Steroidal contraceptives (e.g., ethynyl estradiol): Use alternative or concomitant methods of contraception while taking Provigil ® and for one month after discontinuation of Provigil ® treatment.
Cyclosporine: Blood concentrations of cyclosporine may be reduced.
CYP2C19 substrates, such as omeprazole, phenytoin, and diazepam: Exposure of these medications may be increased.
Pregnancy: Based on animal data, may cause fetal harm.