Modalert has altered the lives of millions of people since Sun Pharmaceuticals developed it in 1998. Sun Pharmaceutical is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company which was recognized by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi in 1983. Sun Pharma is the leading producer of Modalert.
Modalert is the brand name for the stimulant Modafinil. Modafinil was first developed in France during an experiment of series of benzhydryl sulfinyl compounds including Adrafinil. Modalert is a wakefulness-promoting agent which has been used for the treatment of sleeping disorder like narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and excessive sleeping disorder, But it has been used off- label on a vast scale for the treatment of ADHD and fatigue.
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition commonly found in children’s and teenagers who are hyperactive, have a very short attention span, easily gets distracted and are unable to control their impulses which are not appropriate for their age. People suffering from neurological fatigue due to multiple sclerosis have reported that Modafinil has been effective for their fatigue. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion caused due to weakness, which has a slow onset. It can have both physical and mental causes. Physical fatigue is the lack of ability of a muscle to sustain physical performance whereas mental fatigue is temporary. Fatigue is considered as a subjective feeling.
Modafinil is considered a smart drug which helps improves cognition. It helps individuals who are suffering from sleeping disorder but apart from that Modafinil has been used for many other purposes. In 1998 Modafinil was first approved by the US FDA for the treatment of narcolepsy and later in 2003 for sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleeping.
In 1998 Cephalon developed Modafinil medication to sell in the US under the brand name Provigil. In 1998 the FDA approved Provigil for the treatment of narcolepsy in the US which at beginning did not affect many people, but after a while, Provigil was the most popular smart drug for the treatment of the sleeping disorder.
Although in the beginning Provigil gained popularity and was found very effective for the treatment of sleeping disorder but after some time, not all individuals suffering from this orders could afford it. Provigil which is prescribed in limited quantities to patients suffering from ADHD cost $4 per pill, which was very expensive.
So it can be said the downfall of Provigil was the rise of Modalert as the prices were affordable and the effectiveness was the same as Provigil.
Benefits of Modalert
- The main reason physicians prescribe Modalert to people with sleeping disorder is because of its ability to alter the brain leaving it alert which helps you control your sleep/wake cycle temporarily.
- Modafinil increases the dopamine level in the brain resulting in focus and vigilance, which makes it a learning agent.
- Now, this is not yet completely proven but some of the individuals who have taken Modafinil have experienced a mood change and create more positive energy, making Modafinil a great source of
- Modafinil has also helped individuals for weight loss. It is called an appetite suppressor which is a beneficial way to lose weight, but it is not officially prescribed for weight loss.