What is Armodafinil? Uses & Side Effects

Armodafinil is sold under armodafinil the name Nuvigil, a prescriptive drug used to treat excessive daytime sleeping and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy and falls under the group of cognitive enhancers.

What is Armodafinil?

Armodafinil was produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc.

It is sold as a prescriptive drug called Nuvigil that is used to treat excessive daytime sleeping and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

It has been approved by the FDA in the USA since 2007. It has gained a lot of popularity due to user reviews.

In the past 3 years, it is estimated to have been sold to over 1.6 million people as a derivative of Modafinil and has gained a lot of popularity due to user reviews.

Although it has similar effects to Modafinil, Armodafinil does not affect normal sleeping patterns, where Modafinil can cause insomnia.

It is believed to have powerful effects on energy levels with minimal side effects. Considering that there are usual standard side effects when taking other traditional stimulants. Caffeine is a traditional stimulant Nootropic.

It is thought, that Armodafinil does not create changes in blood pressure, give you the jitters, anxiety or restlessness when taking it.

It is considered a good remedy to increase natural and long lasting alertness due to shift work, for people that have irregular sleeping patterns or people that experience constant fatigue.

From a ‘cognitive perspective’ Armodafinil is taken by many users in non clinical settings to highly improve focus, alleviate brain fog and greatly improve concentration on tasks at hand.

Other beneficial effects of Armodafinil is that it has been found to decrease your appetite and is sometimes used to lose weight. It is also believed to be used by bodybuilders to gain more endurance for intense workouts.

Armodafinil Side Effects

It has similar potential side effects to Modafinil. These include;

  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Hives (less common)
  • Difficulty breathing (less common)

This drug should not be taken in higher dosages than recommended. If taken in proper dosages, it should not cause severe side effects. If you have any of these side effects, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor.

Armodafinil Recommended Dosage

When starting on any new Nootropic supplement, it is recommended to always take the lowest dose.

This will help you determine how the Nootropic supplement will effect and/or benefit you and what dosage will work best for you.

Armodafinil is stronger than Modafinil and therefore requires a lower dose.

For people taking Armodafinil for narcolepsy and sleep apnea, they should be taking between 150mg-200mg a day. The lowest dose is generally effective which is between 50mg-100mg a day.

These are just guidelines. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor first.


2017-04-19T16:13:35+00:00 Cognitive Enhancers|