Modafresh is a medication used in the treatment of sleeping disorders such as shift work disorder (SWD), narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is available in the form of 200 mg pills.
How does Modafresh work?
Modafresh contains the active ingredient Modafinil. This drug is known to improve wakefulness in patients diagnosed with excessive sleeping disorders. The exact mechanism of the medication remains up to date unknown. Scientists believe the medicine works like amphetamines, i.e. improving wakefulness by stimulating the brain. This could be caused by a reduction in reuptakes of dopamine by nerves, hence resulting in an increase of dopamine in the brain.
How to use Modafresh?
The usual dosage for an adult is 200 mg per day. Patients with narcolepsy or OSA may want to take their dose in the morning and try maintaining a specific schedule. Patients with SWD will need to take their dose approximately one hour before their work shift starts. In the case you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is already too late in the night or time for your next dose already, skip the missed one and resume with your regular intake schedule. Do not double dose.
Precautions before taking this drug
It is advised to consult with a doctor before taking any new medication. This may help you determine the right dosage for your condition. You should inform the healthcare provider of any allergy you may have, health problems (like issues of the heart, kidney, liver, mental or mood disorders). It is not recommended to use Modafresh if you are addicted to alcohol or smoking. If you are pregnant, planning to be or breast feeding, seek medical advice before taking this drug.
About side effects
Some patients may develop mild and common side effects to Modafinil: nausea, headache, dizziness, anxiety or difficulty sleeping. More serious and rare ones include depression, mood changes, chest pain, signs of infection, irregular heartbeat or severe allergic reactions. This list is non-inclusive. Immediately seek medical help if you feel any adverse reaction to this medication.