General English name: Armodafinil
Application: Daily drowsiness and narcolepsy (sleep attack) in adults
Forms of Armodafinil
Armodafinil Drug Information
A sleep attack or narcolepsy is a long-term problem that affects your sleep. Even though you feel tired during the day, your sleep at night is disturbed. Sudden falling asleep during the day is also a form of sleep attack. Armodafinil is also prescribed to treat other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea (sleep apnea). Although there is no cure for sleep disorders, armodafinil can help control symptoms. Armodafinil stimulates the central nervous system to help increase alertness and reduce excessive drowsiness during the day.
The correct amount and method of taking Armodafinil
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of Armodafinil varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given once a day and you should take the dose first thing in the morning.
Take Armodafinil regularly and at a set time (with or without food) with some water.
Note the expiration date of Armodafinil and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give Armodafinil to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for Armodafinil drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications
Armodafinil during pregnancy and lactation.
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Armodafinil may be dangerous for the fetus during pregnancy.
The effect of taking Armodafinil on driving
People with sleep apnea need a legal license to drive and work with vehicles. After taking Armodafinil, your symptoms may be well controlled and you may be allowed to drive with the necessary tests. However, for driving, you need regular check-ups and doctor’s advice.
Armodafinil may also make you feel dizzy, blurred, and drowsy. Make sure you are fully conscious before driving.
Armodafinil drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with armodafinil include some recreational and street drugs such as methamphetamine or MDMA “ecstasy.”
Some drugs affect the elimination of armodafinil from the body and its function, such as: axitinib, bosutinib, specific drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (asunaprevir), ambitasovir / paritapir (paritapir) ombitasvir / paritaprevir / ritonavir))
Check the labels on all your medications (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) as most of their ingredients increase heart rate and blood pressure. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.
Caffeine and can increase the side effects of armodafinil. Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, black soda) or eating large amounts of chocolate or caffeinated foods.
Armodafinil may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptive methods (pills, patches or ampoules). Use another method of contraception while taking this medicine and one month after stopping it.
Warning about taking Armodafinil
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Armodafinil:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have any cardiovascular problems.
If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
If you have any liver problems.
If you have a mental illness such as dementia or bipolar disorder.
If your blood pressure is high.
If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether prescribed to you or taken without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
If you have a history of allergic reactions to certain medications.
Side effects of Armodafinil
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, mood swings such as suicidal ideation: See a doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Armodafinil.
Side effects of Armodafinil overdose (Armodafinil poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, severe restlessness, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Armodafinil
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in the refrigerator.
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