Modvigil is a generic brand of Modafinil manufactured in India by a reputable pharmaceutical company, Hab Pharma. Modafinil is a compound that has the capacity to improve alertness and help people suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness caused by various sleep disorders feel more awake. It is also used as a nootropic supplement as it seems to improve concentration and focus to the extreme.

A Brief History

Modafinil was first created by Professor Michel Jouvet working for Lafon Laboratories in the late 1970s. In 1998, this compound received approval from the FDA to be used to treat narcolepsy. It took until 2003 for it to be approved to treat obstructive sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder. Currently, Modafinil is only available in the US via prescription.

In the US, Modafinil is marketed under the brand Provigil by Cephalon Inc. The company initially sold the drug under a license from Lafon, but in 2001, they were bought out. It took until 2012 for generic versions of this drug to become available, with Cephalon doing everything in their power to delay the expiration of their patent. Considering the difference in price between Provigil and generic brands, it isn’t a surprise that they fought so hard to maintain exclusivity on Modafinil.

What Does Modvigil Do?

Considering Modvigil is Modafinil, it has the exact same effects as Provigil. In other words, it promotes wakefulness, concentration, and focus. Thus, it is clinically prescribed in the treatment of various sleep disorders that cause patients to have a hard time staying awake during the day. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that it can also help people suffering from ADHD.

Some users have also reported that they feel much better when taking Modvigil in terms of mood. There have also been reports of people suffering from depression or anxiety seeing an improvement in their symptoms.

This supplement is often preferred because it’s not quite as addictive as many other stimulants and the withdrawal symptoms are fewer and less intense. Likewise, the side effects tend to be quite mild.

Modvigil vs Other Modafinil Brands

Once upon a time, when there was a single brand of Modafinil available, things were relatively simple. Nowadays, though, with so many brands available on the market, and many available only online, it can be daunting to determine whether Modvigil really is as effective as other brands.

In most cases, people have reported experiencing the same effects when taking Modvigil as they do when taking other brands of this drug. However, there have also been some cases where the effects were either slightly different than expected. For example, one user claimed to feel somewhat anxious and nervous, as well as experiencing muddled thought processes. Since it was a single case, it could be an issue of dosage or of combining this drug with other supplements.

Some users have also reported subtle differences between the brands, though the effects overall are the same. They simply couldn’t put a name to exactly what was different, indicating these differences are completely subjective and might be psychosomatic.

Generally speaking, though, users who have taken Modvigil have reported experiencing the same effects as they would from taking other brands of this supplement, including Provigil.

A significant difference between Modvigil and Provigil is the price point. Modvigil is mostly available in doses of 200 mg with the price per dose varying from $0.8 to $2, depending on the number of pills you purchase. Provigil, on the other hand, can cost more than $10 per dose of 200 mg, which is a significant difference.

It’s important to remember, though, that in the United States Modafinil is classed as a Schedule IV controlled substance, which means only a DEA-registered importer can bring the drug into the country. You can bring Modafinil into the US in person but only if you have a prescription and you declare the drug at customs when entering the country. You can also only bring in a maximum of 50 doses.

Tip: Modvigil can be safely ordered online here.

Modvigil Usage Guide

Though you might be tempted to take Modvigil because of its capacity to improve focus and concentration significantly, it is not “advised” to take without a prescription. If you decide to go ahead anyway, make sure that you aren’t using any other form of medication while taking it. Additionally, make sure to monitor your health regularly and if any side effects arise, speak to your doctor right away.

In terms of dosage, most people find that 100 mg is more than enough to experience all the benefits of this compound. If you are using it to treat narcolepsy, it’s usually advisable to take the pill in the morning. You will feel the effects throughout the day because it has an extensive half-life. For shift work disorder, it’s usually recommended to take your dose one hour before your shift starts.

Bottom Line

Modvigil is the generic version of Modafinil that offers the full benefits of this compound at a much more affordable price point. It’s a great option for treating sleep disorders and can significantly boost focus and concentration. However, it is only available by prescription, so speak to your doctor if you feel you have good reason to take this drug.

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