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Modalert is a drug that is used to treat people with sleep disorders. This drug enables them to keep alert without sleeping. People who are sleepy can make use of this drug to keep them alert without sleeping. People with Narcolepsy and hypopnea syndrome can be treated with Modalert. Modalert is available in 100 mg and 200 mg.
Modalert is recommended for people with Narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder. The person has to be proper diagnosed before they are prescribed Modalert. Sleepiness could be due to certain other medical conditions too. Modalert should be taken according to the prescription given to you by your doctor. Overdose might result in symptoms like anxiety, agitation, insomnia, nausea, nervousness and tremors too.
Modalert can be taken with or without food. 200 mg is the recommended dosage for adults. This dose should be taken in the morning as a single dose. In case of elderly people a lower dose of Modalert can be prescribed. People with kidney and liver problems should be given lower dosages.
Some of the common side effects of using Modalert are anxiety, nausea, headache, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and nervousness. Some serious side effects can also occur to some patients but these are rare. Serious side effects like agitation, depression, hallucinations, abnormal thoughts, and confusion can occur with the use of Modalert. When you come across such serious side effects, it is better to contact your doctor immediately. Side effects like fever, sore throat, irregular heartbeat, infections, and chest pain might also occur. When you come across any such serious side effects, stop taking this medicine and approach your doctor.
If you are driving or operating any machinery or involved in any work that needs more attention, better to avoid them when you are on Modalert. Modalert might affect your decision making skills. If you are on contraception that uses hormonal methods, they are affected with the use of Modalert. Better seek other methods of contraception. Sudden stoppage of the medication might upset your system. Consult with your doctor before abruptly stopping your medicine.
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