side effects

Side Effects

Isn’t Modafinil Considered Side Effects Free?

Many users praise Modafinil as a side effects free drug. Well, almost. The number of people reporting side effects related to this psychostimulant is negligible. However, it is not that these side effects do not exist and one should not throw caution to the wind. There are certain side effects that first time users should not throw caution to the wind.

However, the number of serious side effects is almost nil as compared to the number of benefits.

What are the Common Side Effects?

Some of the reported common side effects of Modalert includes:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance

Are There Any Rare Side Effects?

Yes, the most common, rare side effects of Modafinil includes severe allergic reaction. This includes blistering of skin, swelling around the face, tongue, and throat; itching, dizziness, heavy breathing, etc.

Other rare side effects include:

  • Changes in mood
  • Changes in mental state
  • Increased agitation
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted thoughts

Should you experience any of the common or rare side effects, speak to your doctor immediately. Inform the doctor if you have high blood pressure, cardiac problems, kidney diseases, or any kind of mental disorders. Do not use the drug if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.

Is it Possible for Modafinil to Interact With Other Drugs?

It is possible Modafinil can affect the action of other drugs. Thus, make sure you inform the doctor if you are using any prescription or non-prescription drugs. It is possible Modafinil will affect drugs such as low blood pressure medication, anticoagulants, etc.

Modafinil tends to affect the effects of hormonal contraceptive drugs like patch, ring or birth control pills. Thus, it is better to use alternative birth control methods to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

Use of antidepressants such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors along with Modafinil is not a good idea. Thus, stop taking these drugs at least two weeks before or take them two weeks after use of Modalert.

Medications containing ephedra or pseudoephederine along with Modafinil can cause increase in heart rate as well as blood pressure.

It is better if you consult a medical professional before you use Modafinil. You never know how your body reacts to a new drug. It is always safe to begin a new drug under medical