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what is modafinil used for

Modafinil vs Adderall

What is Modafinil Used For? Modafinil, better known by the brand name Provigil, is also a central nervous stimulant drug. Modafinil is often referred to as a eugeroic medication, which is a medication that promotes alertness and wakefulness. Modafinil is approved by the FDA to treat daytime sleepiness in people who have several different conditions, including: Narcolepsy Shift work disorder: is a formal disorder that involves a disruption of normal sleeping hours when one is working nights Sleepiness that occurs in other medical conditions like obstructive sleep apnea Modafinil is also a controlled substance but classified at a much lower level of control/severity than Adderall. Modafinil is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance. The difference in the formal classification of Adderall and modafinil indicates that the overall general research and the opinion of the federal government are that Adderall is a more dangerous drug of abuse than modafinil. All stimulant drugs share similar mechanisms of action. Because of this, even when prescription stimulants that are considered to be relatively mild like modafinil are compared to stimulants that have a significant potential for abuse (e.g., cocaine), the findings indicate that there is a similar mechanism of action between these drugs. Some…