What is modalert?
Modalert is a drug used to decline the sleepiness during the daytime. It can decrease the sleep need, which is the result of narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypoapnea syndrome (OSAHS).
Of course some doctors prescribe this medicine to cure other diseases.
What is the most important information I should know about modalert?
First of all, when you take Modalert you shouldn’t drink any alcohol, because it can negatively influence your health condition. You also have to avoid doing some active staff, for example driving a car (when you need to be rather attentive) or managing machines (when you also need to very careful and attentive and the reaction should be 100%). This medicine can reduce the reaction, motor skills or thinking.
Remember that if you are treated with Modalert the birth control effect may be less strong. So you have to use some other ways of contraception. The decreasing effect can last even for a month after you have been taking Modalert.
Sometimes the cases were registered, when the medicine formed the habit in its patients. Your doctor will be able to tell you more about possible harm. If you ask a pharmacist he can advise you to reduce the dose or use the medicine rarer.
If you are planning to take Modalert you have to ask for advice from your doctor fist of all. If he knows your health history he’ll prescribe you the exact dose, you need. Warn him if you’ve ever had or have now left ventricular hypertrophy (enlarged left heart ventricle); chest pain, irregular heartbeats, or other symptoms of mitral valve prolapse due to central nervous system stimulant use; a recent history of a heart attack; high blood pressure; angina (chest pain); abused medicines called stimulants or street drugs; a history of mental illness; kidney or liver disease.
There is a precaution for pregnant women. As doctors don’t know exactly if Modalert can do harm to a future baby, you should consider carefully the benefits of use. Doctors also don’t know if it’s possible that baby gets a Modalert dose along with the breast-milk.
For elder people (after the age of 65) the prescription should be rather careful. They can be affected by the Modalert side–effects more seriously than those who are young.
How should I take modalert?
Each pill of Modalert should be accompanied with a glass of water. If any point of the prescription isn’t clear, ask a doctor to explain it better. You mustn’t have any negotiations because this medicine is strong and have to be taken carefully.
It’s not prohibited to take Modalert with food. Usually you use a medicine one time a day. If you are regular user while treatment period, you’ll surely get good results.
You don’t have to hope that Modalert can completely destroy the problem of your sleepiness. It may decrease the signs. But there can also still be present drowsiness.
Missed dose have to taken as soon as you remember about it. If it is taken rather late after the scheduled time, it can cause some insomnia.
If the time for your next scheduled pill is almost here, forget about the missed one. Don’t take two pills, to cover the skipped one.
If you feel you have overdosed the medicine, call for your doctor to ask for an advice.
Here are some usual signs of the overdose: excitation, agitation, insomnia, sleep disturbances, anxiety, irritability, aggressiveness, confusion, nervousness, tremor, palpitations, nausea, and diarrhea.
You should know that sometimes people taking Modalert suffer from different side effects. Side effects may occur if you overdose the medicine, or if your body is allergic to any elements of Modalert. Of course there may be other reasons.
Most typical serious side effects are: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); irregular heartbeats; low or high blood pressure.
Sometimes there happen just unpleasant but not dangerous events like headache; infection; nausea, decreased appetite, or diarrhea; chills; dry mouth; runny nose; sore throat; nervousness; anxiety; dizziness; insomnia; depression or numbness or tingling.