WHAT IS HEALTHY LIFE?
Armodafinil is a prescribed medication that is given to patients or individuals suffering from an excessive sleep disorder. Armodafinil is considered as the upgraded version of Modafinil. The smart drug reduces extreme caused by- Obstructive sleep apnea, Restless leg syndrome, Excessive daytime sleepiness, and Shift work sleep disorder. The drug helps you to fight sleep disorder and hence keeps you awake and alert in your work.
The medicine won’t cure your sleep disorder, but it works as a solution to the problem. Armodafinil works by hitting the neuron of the brain and control the sleep and wake cycle in an Individual. This eugeroic stimulant is considered to be capable of producing a long-lasting mental arousal and alertness without causing any irritation or other unlikable side effects.
This smart is even used by the students (perusing higher education) widely. They need the drug to give an instant jerk or kick to the brain’s executive function. This brain executive function comprises of – increased memory span, increased creativity and concentration, more activeness and alertness. This is the few reasons for which students prefer Armodafinil or Smart drugs.
Without going for four/ five cups of coffee, you just can grab your smart pill and this will enable you to work without the barrier of sleep. Caffeine just works as a stimulant to keep you awake but it does not develop or enhances your Cognitive activities and not even executive functions.
Direction of taking the Pill
Before taking the medication, you must always know and understand the medicine properly. So it is advisable for you to follow a proper doctor’s prescription while you take the drug. Here is the general idea as to how you can dose the pill-
• The recommended dose of the drug is Armodafinil 150 mg
• Normally smart pills are prescribed for around 12 weeks
• The half-life of the pill is 12-15 hours
• You can take the medicine either early in the morning or in early afternoon, as per your requirement to be active and alert
• For patients and individuals suffering from Narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness, must take the pill early in the morning with a glass of water
• And people suffering from shift work sleep disorder can take the medicine one hour prior to work
• The dosage of the medicine is based on your medical condition so; take the medicine properly as you are asked to
• You can go for the pill with food or without food
• Do not stop the medicine suddenly; this may have some withdrawal symptom
Things that you should inform your Doctor
Taking smart drugs is good, and this will definitely bring out a change in you. But there are certain things that you should clear out with your doctor and inform about. Based on your health issues your doctor will guide you and will prescribe whether or not you can go on the medication. Here are certain things that are listed-
• If you are allergic to Armodafinil or Modafinil
• If you ever had a history of kidney or liver disease
• Any individual who had heart problems before or you had a heart attack
• If you had any history of mental illness
• If you are into drug abuse or had history on drug addiction
What will happen if someone overdoses?
If someone happens to overdose the medicine, this can turn little serious. You may face problem in breathing. The other overdose symptoms include-
• Irregular and fast heartbeats
Important Things to Keep in Mind
These are the certain things that you should keep in your mind if you are on this drug
• Avoid driving or dealing with any heavy machinery object that requires alertness until you get the result of how this medicine works in your system. But if you still feel sleepy after taking the medicine, then you must rush to your doctor
You should also limit the use of caffeine and chocolates as this may result in nervousness and fast heartbeat
• Any person aged more than 65 years should be more careful while using Armodafinil as they are more prone to side effects
• This medicine is not approved for children so this pill should not be given to the children
• If you are a breastfeeding lady than before taking the medicine you should consult your doctor
• This medicine can be habit-forming if used for prolong
• Check your blood pressure so that you can see if the medicine has raised or dropped your pressure level
• Avoid alcohol while taking the smart drug
Yes, smart drugs have become a pop culture now, so using or incorporating the drug in your life is not a bad idea at all. But to keep in mind certain things is very important to avoid the ill-effects of the Armodafinil. That is why a proper medical guidance can be fruitful.
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