If you think that you know Artvigil well, you are wrong. The drug is similar to Modafinil and even has a similar mechanism of the action. But in fact, this is a unique medicine which differs from Modafinil by the chemical formula and therapeutic effect.
A pharmaceutical company HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd has improved a chemical formula of Modafinil and created a new medicine Armodafinil. This ingredient consists of the long chemical chains which provide a specific action to the functions of the brain.
Nowadays, Artvigil is often used in the treatment of narcolepsy than Modafinil. It acts later but a peak concentration of the active ingredient Armodafinil is kept longer in the blood plasma. It means that it acts a longer period and easier helps to control a pathological sleepiness.
Artvigil is not able to cause an apparent increase of the cognitive functions. This drug is characterized by the soft but a longer action. If your task consists in a longer control of the brain functions and sleepiness, Artvigil will work better.
If you need a burst of the cognitive abilities and a prompt improvement of the brain functions, it is better to use the drugs with a short-term action such as Modalert, or Modvigil.
Many patients have positive reviews about Artvigil and tell that feel better in comparison with the use of Modafinil. These reviews about Artvigil are experience based because the tasks of Armodafinil and Modafinil are different. Maybe a softer action will do well for your but in some cases a longer effect of Artvigil is required.
A well-known fact is the action of Artvigil in lower doses. You do not have to take 200 mg of Modafinil per day. Just 150 mg per day will be enough for a good action of Artvigil. It means that Armodafinil is more effective.
Instruction for the use
Take Artvigil once per day, in the morning right after awakening. You may take Artvigil before or after breakfast with a full glass of water. A one-time/daily therapeutic dose is 1 pill of Artvigil 150 mg to treat a pathological sleepiness. You will not feel the action at once, just in about 2-3 hours. The peak of the therapeutic action occurs in 6-8 hours, and is kept within 24 hours.
If a pill of Artvigil 150 mg is not enough to restore a normal work of the central nervous system and the brain, another pill of Artvigil 150 mg is allowed in the afternoon. It is contraindicated to take more than 2 pills of Artvigil 150 mg, because it may cause insomnia and high agitation.
- If you started taking Artvigil, do not consume alcohol. Ethanol may cause negative symptoms in the central nervous system during the interaction with Armodafinil.
- The overdose of Artvigil may cause a high blood pressure and a long-term insomnia. If you take Artvigil during the increased agitation, these symptoms may also happen.