Modafinil Tablet 100mg is a type of medicine known as a CNS stimulant. It works by stimulating activity within the central nervous system, ie the brain and spinal cord. It is indicated for the symptomatic relief of excessive sleepiness associated with Narcolepsy.
- Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS)
- Moderate to severe chronic shift work sleep disorder (SWSD)
What does Modafinil do?
Modafinil increases wakefulness and daytime alertness in people who experience excessive sleepiness during the day, either due to narcolepsy, or due to a syndrome called obstructive sleep apnoea. It can also be used to improve wakefulness and alertness in people who suffer moderate to severe sleep disorders as a result of chronic shift work. However, the medicine should not be used as a replacement for sleep and you should talk to your doctor about ways to try and maintain good sleep patterns.
How does it work?
The way in which modafinil improves wakefulness is not yet fully understood, but it is believed to have an effect on specific parts of the brain responsible for keeping us awake.
Additional information for the safe use of this product
Treatment should be initiated by or under the supervision of a physician with appropriate knowledge of relevant sleep disorders.
Modafinil treats the symptom of excessive sleepiness associated with the above conditions. Where appropriate, every effort should be made to treat the underlying condition prior to initiating treatment with Modafinil.
In patients with excessive sleepiness due to moderate to severe chronic SWSD, appropriate steps to ensure adequate sleep should be taken prior to determining the requirement for Modafinil.
Excessive sleepiness is defined as difficulty maintaining wakefulness and an increased likelihood of falling asleep in inappropriate situations.