Different Types of Modafinil Trade Names

Modafinil is a smart drug which has been proven massively effective for the treatment of sleeping disorders. In the pharmaceutical industry, medication is sold under different trade names. Similarly, Modafinil which was originally development by Lafon Laboratories is now sold under different trade names and manufactured by different manufacturers. Before learning about the trade names of Modafinil let us know something’s about Modafinil.

What is Modafinil?

Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent developed in France by Lafon laboratories for the treatment of sleeping disorders like sleep apnea, narcolepsy and shifts work disorder. Modafinil is also considered for the treatment of ADHD in children’s and adults but later on, due to serious side effects is not prescribed to children’s. Modafinil has been off-labeled used among students as it helps them stay awake during daytime and helps them improve concentration; corporate executives who work in shifts used Modafinil for the same purpose. Even US Air Force has considered Modafinil as an effective drug for their pilots to stay awake during important missions.

How does Modafinil work?

Modafinil, when ingested, increases the orexin level in the brain. The increase in the orexin level in the brain is said to help the brain gain more focus and keeps it alert. It also advances the hypothalamus histamine level which promotes wakefulness in the brain, even the increases of dopamine helps enhance the recalling ability of the brain making it vigilant.

How to take Modafinil?

Modafinil is a prescript medication so it should be taken as directed by the doctor. Usually, Modafinil should be taken 1 hour prior in the morning before going to work. It can be taken with water or food.

The categorization for this smart drug is very complex. Usually, if you pay attention the brand names for Modafinil are focused around the idea of its qualities. It is sold under different brand names in different regions of the world some of them are listed below;


Modalert is another generic version of Modafinil which is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals which is based in India. Sun Pharma manufactures Modalert in 100mg and 200mg tablets which are sold online by many online pharmacies.


Modvigil is manufactured by Signature Pharmaceuticals Ltd in 200mg dosage. There have been allegations about signature Pharma not existing but have been proved wrong. Signature Pharmaceuticals Ltd is located in India.


Provigil is a US brand manufactured by Cephalon Inc. In the US Modafinil was marketed by Cephalon who in the beginning leased the rights from Lafon Laboratories but later on purchased the company in 2001 and has been manufacturing Provigil ever since.


Modafresh is manufactured by Sunrise Remedies who are located in India and manufacture 200mg dosage of Modafresh.


Modawake is manufactured by HAB pharmaceuticals which are located in India. It comes in 200mg.

Similarly, there are many more trade names for Modafinil which are manufactured by different pharmacies. So far the most famous brands of Modafinil are Modalert and Provigil. Provigil is a US brand which was manufactured by Cephalon Inc but due to its expensive priced Sun Pharma started manufacturing Modalert.