Armodafinil is a revolutionary drug because it came out in a very refined form with all the goodness. This smart pill is considered as the upgraded and the advanced version of Modafinil. This is a prescribed oral drug that is used as a wakefulness-promoting agent. The smart drug is suggested for patients and individuals suffering from an excessive sleep disorder. This brain enhancer got its approval from FDA in June 2007. Armodafinil reduces extreme sleepiness which is caused by the sleep disorder such as excessive daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea, and Shift Work Sleep disorder. This smart drug works by increasing the amount of dopamine in the brain and reducing the reuptake of dopamine into the nerves.
The exact working action of Armodafinil is not yet known but researchers and doctors have said that the medicine works by increasing the amount of dopamine which is a chemical neurotransmitter that nerves to communicate with each other in the brain. This works by reducing the reuptake of dopamine into nerves in the brain that is responsible and controls the sleep & wake cycle. Hence promotes wakefulness among individuals.
The brain enhancer gives an instant kick to the cognitive function targeting on the executive level function of the brain in an individual. The executive function where Armodafinil hits are-
• Increases the memory span in an individual
• Opens up the blocked chambers of creativity
• Improves the thoughtful process
• Increases the level of concentration and attention
As the smart pill is the pure and targeted form Modafinil having the (R) enantiomer, the effectiveness and the benefit is more. The estimated half-life of Armodafinil is 12 to 15 hours. Which means once you consume the pill in the proper way; under the guidance of the doctor, you are good to go for 12-5 hours. It works better and best than going for 5 to 6 cups of coffee.
Some side effects
Like other drugs, Armodafinil too comes with certain adverse effect. But the effects are comparatively low and tolerable in normal instances. The very common side effect of this smart drug is Headache. It is commonly seen and faced by many. The others include-
• Dry mouth
Some serious side effects include-
• Suicidal thoughts
• Mood swings
• Fast heartbeats
If you face a side effect which is not tolerable, then you must immediately rush for medical aid and assistance.