Modalert, Modvigil, Waklert, and Artvigil are all brand names for generic drugs that contain the active ingredient modafinil. The main difference between them is the manufacturer and the price.
Modafinil is a medication that is often used by the mindhack community to boost productivity, focus the mind, resist fatigue, and stay focused during intense times of mental output. It works by promoting wakefulness and increasing the ability to focus and pay attention. It is a stimulant, but it is not a traditional stimulant such as caffeine or amphetamines.
Modafinil was the first of it’s kind, while Armodafinil is more potent. The manufacturer of Modalert and Waklert is Sun Pharma, while HAB Pharma produces Modvigil and Artvigil. Both manufacturers are large producers of pharmaceutical products in Asia.
Modafinil is the only drug approved by the US Air Force as a “go pill” for fatigue management, and is used widely to treat various sleeping disorders and shift work sleep disorder.
So what is the difference between modafinil and armodafinil?
Modafinil and armodafinil are two medications that were originally designed to treat sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder. They are also used off-label to enhance cognitive performance, particularly in those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other cognitive difficulties such as fatigue.
The primary difference between modafinil and armodafinil is the active ingredient: modafinil is the racemic compound of the two, meaning it is a combination of both R-modafinil and S-modafinil. Armodafinil, meanwhile, contains only R-modafinil. The R-isomer is thought to be more potent than the S-isomer, and therefore armodafinil is believed to be more potent than modafinil, with a greater effect on wakefulness.
In terms of pharmacokinetics, modafinil is absorbed more slowly and has a longer duration of action than armodafinil. This means that the effects of modafinil will last longer than the effects of armodafinil. Modafinil is also more likely to cause side effects, such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and insomnia, than armodafinil. When it comes to dosage, modafinil is typically dosed in 200 mg tablets, while armodafinil is available in 150 mg tablets.
In terms of efficacy, both medications have been found to be similarly effective in treating narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder. However, armodafinil has been shown to be more effective than modafinil in treating excessive daytime sleepiness in those with narcolepsy. When used off-label to enhance cognitive performance, both medications have been found to improve attention, alertness, and reaction time. However, armodafinil may be more effective than modafinil in improving cognitive performance in those with ADHD and other cognitive difficulties. Overall, while both medications are effective in treating sleep disorders and enhancing cognitive performance, armodafinil is believed to be more potent than modafinil and may be more effective in those with ADHD or other cognitive difficulties.