Artvigil (Armodafinil 150 mg)
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Generic Artvigil (Armodafinil 150 mg) guide:
What is Artvigil or Nuvigil and when is it used?
Artvigil is a brand name registered for a medical formulation Armodafinil created in the late 1990s and approved by the FDA and similar agencies in different countries in the early 2000s. The substance is an enantiopure, i.e. derivative of another medication called Modafinil. The approved indications for the formulation use are narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) (sleepiness during the night shift), and sleepiness related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA, stopped breathing during sleep).
Besides the approved uses, the formulation is very popular for its off-label uses, i.e. when an individual does not suffer from disorders the drug is approved for (so a doctor cannot give a prescription) but can still benefit from the pills use due to their potent wakefulness-promoting and mental function-enhancing effects.
Off-label uses are not approved by doctors but they do not deny the benefits of this product. The proven benefits include improvement of memory, ability to focus, speed of thinking and reaction, improved decision making, a quick eye, and so on. These benefits are reported by thousands of people who use Armodafinil off-label. Besides, Armodafinil has replaced amphetamines as the substance of choice for the ensuring of vigilance of military forces, police, air traffic control officers, and so on all over the world. It’s not a secret that some professions require a high level of alertness and vigilance regardless of the amount of sleep a person gets which is quite relevant for military and people working night shifts. And the drug ensures that the criteria are met just like amphetamines but without their negative effects. Armodafinil can make an individual awake, alert, vigilant, fast-thinking, and ensure high performance even if they had been deprived of sleep for 48 hours.
And it is not a side effect – the drug was designed to promote wakefulness in people with unbearable sleepiness, people with narcolepsy, who have attacks of sleepiness as severe as if they had not been sleeping for days. They are simply unable to live a normal life without wakefulness-promoting products such as Armodafinil. But taking into account that people with the disease have to take the tablets every day of their life, it is more reasonable for them to buy Generic Nuvigil, a much cheaper version with the same effect, from an online pharmacy.
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What is Generic Artvigil or Nuvigil and why is it so much cheaper than the branded preparation?
Generic Nuvigil is like a copy of the branded product with the same effectiveness simply made by a different company. Others can make the same medicinal drug and market it under a different trademark thanks to the policy of the WHO on generic medicinal drugs. It stipulates that all brand formulations once the exclusive patent for their manufacturing and selling of their developer expires, are obliged to share their formula with other pharma companies. So the eligible drug makers are able to produce the exact same medicinal products. This policy is aimed at making innovative medicinal drugs invented in the developed countries affordable for the developing world because the costs of the drugs in those countries differ greatly. The producers from the western world can price their products quite expensive as there is no control over the price. Moreover, the income per capita in those countries is higher than in the developing world so they are able to buy expensive drugs. Generic drugs balance the opportunities to receive effective and modern treatment for people from different countries.
Some still doubt the safety and effectiveness of generics because of the cheap price. But the low price can be quite simply and reasonably explained by such factors as no need for research and commercial costs, low manufacturing cost because of lower minimal salaries, electricity, gas, and other bills in the developing countries. As you can see, these factors are not related to the quality of produced formulations as long as they are made in accordance to the original formula.
Prior to being released on the market, the medicinal drugs are subjected to testing and approval which does not allow substandard medicines to be sold. When you buy generic Armodafinil, you basically get the same drug as the brand one so you don’t need to worry.
When shouldn’t Artvigil be used?
Although Armodafinil is deemed the safest wakefulness-promoting agent created to date, it is still not suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children. Worth noting, these groups of individuals are generally not advised to take any medications without strict indications or urgency.
And because daytime sleepiness is not a life-endangering condition, it would be wise not to use Artvigil in such cases. But if a pregnant woman or a child with narcolepsy needs Armodafinil, a doctor will choose the optimal dosage and advice on certain precautions.
For people outside these categories, the drug is safe. However after the pills use you suffered from any moderate to severe side effects and especially allergies manifested in skin rash, itching, or sores, you should not buy Artvigil or its analogs and use them. Allergic reactions or severe negative effects indicate an intolerance of the substance. But you can opt for other wakefulness-promoting formulations with other active agents such as, for example, Modafinil also available at our drugstore.
Precautions during the medication use and possible adverse effects of Nuvigil
When you buy Armodafinil, you need to observe some precautions to avoid side effects occurrence. First of all, do not use the pills after 12 PM or you will suffer from difficulty falling asleep. But if you are a night worker, this rule doesn’t apply. Then you need to take the dose one hour before your shift. Besides, it is advised to start using the pills in the lower possible dosage, for instance, half of a tablet. It will allow you to see how your body tolerates the drug, i.e. whether you won’t develop an allergy, side effects, if the dosage is sufficient or not (for some people without narcolepsy, usually half of the dose is sufficient).
If you have any chronic diseases or take any formulations on a daily basis, you should also talk to your doctor prior to using any wakefulness-promoting pills to know whether they would interact with your treatment or not.
If you feel excessively sleepy or suffer from chronic fatigue, you should talk to a doctor and take the basic diagnostic tests, i.e. blood test, urine test, x-ray, MRI, or others at your doctor’s discretion, to find out whether you have a disease that provokes these symptoms and requires treatment. In case you do have a disease that provokes these symptoms, start the main therapy and order Nuvigil only if you still feel the boost of energy.
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Undesirable drug combinations with Artvigil Nuvigil
Although medication is not strictly contraindicated to be combined with any medications, it is still advised to consult a healthcare specialist if you take any medications or supplements at the time you plan to order Generic Artvigil and start taking the pills. To avoid unhealthy agitation of your nervous system, you should avoid using any other stimulants while you take the pills such as other Armodafinil or Modafinil-based medications, amphetamines, illicit substances, and caffeine.
How to take Generic Nuvigil pills?
If you suffer from a disorder for which the formulation is approved, such as narcolepsy or OSA, you should take one 150 mg pill once you wake up. You can wash it down with water or milk but make sure you are swallowing it without chewing. In severe cases, our doctor may increase the dosage. If you take the pills for SWSD, 150 mg pill should be taken around one hour prior to the work shift start. The pill starts to work fast (within an hour) and works for 10-12 hours. For longer effect, you can take another half of the pill 6 hours before the shift end.
If you want to boost your brain function, be energetic after a sleepless night, or use the pills to better your concentration but do not have any health conditions that worsen these functions, you can begin using the pills from half of the standard dosage, i.e. 75 mg or a half of a tablet in the morning. For some individuals, this dosage is enough and the raise of it isn’t necessary. If you feel that you need a bigger dosage, you can use a 150 mg tablet in the next time (not on the same day or you will overdose). For off-label uses, your doctor won’t give you Rx, so you have to buy Armodafinil from an online drugstore consulting our pharmacists on the best option and dose for your needs.
Store the pills at room temperature and keep them out of direct sunlight.
Additional advice on Armodafinil use
You can continue using pills for as long as you need. But keep in mind that although they do not cause dependence, after a certain period of uninterrupted use, you may subsequently develop a certain degree of tolerance and would need higher dosages. So if you don’t have narcolepsy, it is better not to take Armodafinil each and every day. Work on your sleep schedule; try to sleep for at least 7-9 hours until you wake up.
If have shift work, having multiple nights you need to stay awake a month, make sure to take the pills only for shift days.
In OSA, Armodafinil is a medication to cope just with one of the symptoms. Other treatment requires the use of a CPAP device that prevents respiratory arrests and hypopnea during the night, and treatment of an underlying cause, for instance, obesity, surgery on the deviated nasal septum, and so on.
Excessive daytime sleepiness can also be a result of thyroid dysfunction. Thus, you need to receive hormonal treatment besides wakefulness-promoting drugs.
Usually, Armodafinil is well tolerated. The possible side effects the pills can cause are, first of all, insomnia if you take high doses or take the pill in the afternoon, headache, anxiety, irritability, allergic reactions, indigestion (diarrhea), and others.
Rare negative effects include dry mouth, psychosis, dizziness, confusion, swelling, increased sweating, tingling, or numbness of certain body parts. These symptoms may appear in an overdose, intolerance of the formulation, or when you take it with alcohol, especially, in high doses. Basically, these are the symptoms of poisoning which is possible with any other drug especially combined with alcohol or other substances.
Most of these symptoms are due to incorrect dosing, wrong time of intake, and use of incompatible substances. So to avoid them, make sure to take standard or lower dosage, take it in the morning (or before the shift), and do not drink alcohol or other stimulants when you take Armodafinil. If even following the safety rules you still suffer from the symptoms, you must cease Armodafinil use and look for another option or better talk to your doctor first.
Undesirable combinations with Armodafinil Nuvigil
Although the pills are not strictly prohibited to be taken with other formulations, it is still encouraged to ask a doctor if you take any formulations at the time you want to order Generic Artvigil. You need to be aware of the possible negative interactions. To avoid unhealthy excitation, you should refrain from using any other stimulants while you take Armodafinil formulations. Any medicines directed at wakefulness stimulation can enhance the possible side effects of antinarcoleptic drugs.
Overdose of Generic Nuvigil
An overdose with Generic Armodafinil is dangerous because you can start experiencing the negative symptoms you haven’t developed in the normal dosages such as unhealthy agitation, nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, and so on. However, if you don’t have any serious worrying side effects such as irregular heartbeat or fainting, you do not need to worry – the negative symptoms will go away without any therapy. If you are worried about the symptoms and they cause a lot of discomfort, talk to your doctor.
Where to buy Nuvigil?
Although the formulation is sold with Rx in most countries, our online drugstore is based in a country where it is less strictly controlled. It makes getting the pills online a much more beneficial option and a cheap solution for residents of the countries where it is a controlled substance to order Armodafinil online. Our pharmacists can help you chose the dosage of the formulations you need, advise on side effects and contraindications for use.
We will ship your pills to any place you within 7-25 days (express of standard shipping).
Our doctor prescribes Armodafinil online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Armodafinil arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.