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Armodafinil

Armodafinil Information

Armodafinil Benefits & Uses

Armodafinil is used to treat the following -

Armodafinil Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Armodafinil

Armodafinil

Armodafinil Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Armodafinil is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Anxiety Mild
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  8. Insomnia Mild
  9. Abdominal Pain Mild
  10. Irritability
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Diarrhoea
  13. Depression Moderate
  14. Confusion
  15. Constipation Moderate

Armodafinil Related Warnings

Is the use of Armodafinil safe for pregnant women?

Armodafinil can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Armodafinil right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Armodafinil safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Armodafinil. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Armodafinil on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Armodafinil on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Armodafinil on the Liver?

Side effects of Armodafinil rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Armodafinil on the Heart?

Armodafinil may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Armodafinil with Other Drugs

Armodafinil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Armodafinil Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Armodafinil unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Bipolar Disorder
  3. Schizophrenia
  4. Suicidal Tendency
  5. Angioedema
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Armodafinil

Is this Armodafinil habit forming or addictive?

You may get addicted to Armodafinil. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Armodafinil. So it is best to avoid driving.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Armodafinil only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Armodafinil is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Armodafinil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Armodafinil

It is safe to take Armodafinil with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Armodafinil

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Armodafinil and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nuvigil® (armodafinil)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 488