Modalert 200 mg Tablet is used to promote wakefulness in patients with extreme sleepiness during daytime or sleepiness due to sleeping disorders. It also helps in staying awake during work hours if the work schedule is not adjusted to having a scheduled sleeping time. It will not cure the sleep disorders or get rid of all kind of sleepiness. It should not be used to hold off sleep in those who do not have any sleeping disorders.
Uses of Modalert 200 mg Tablet:
What is it prescribed for?
Modalert 200 mg Tablet promotes wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness caused by narcolepsy, a condition in which there are irregularities in the sleep-wake cycle.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS)
This medicine is used for patients with sleeping disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition where the breathing stops for a short period of time or the breathing is shallow, leading to a lack of sleep at night and daytime sleepiness.
Shift work sleep disorder
Modalert 200 mg Tablet is used to reduce excessive sleepiness in those who do not have a sleeping schedule due to the changes in the shifts of work.
Major & minor side effects for Modalert 200 mg Tablet
Hypersensitivity, Headache, Nausea, Fever and chills, Confusion, Trouble sleeping, Unusual bleeding or bruising, Chest pain, Black or Tarry stools, Difficulty in passing urine.
If a dose of Modalert 200 mg Tablet is missed, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, continue with the normal dosing schedule. Do not double your dose to make up for the forgotten dose. It is advised that you do not take this medicine if it is too late in a waking day since you may find it difficult to sleep at night.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact a doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to modafinil or its related compounds or any other components present with it.