FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
This page aims to answer all the important questions regarding Modafinil...
Do you sell brand modafinil or generic modafinil?We only supply the generic modafinil 'Modvigil'
What is generic modafinil?Brand name medication are developed by a pharmaceutical company at great cost and is therefore priced accordingly to ensure profitability; costs include research & development, advertising and other expenses. After the patent given to the pharmaceutical company expires, other companies can begin manufacturing the same medication, however, they do not have to cover the vast development costs as does the pharmaceutical company which originally developed the medication. For this reason generic medications have lower prices then the brand name versions.
Does generic modafinil take longer to work?Generic drugs do not take longer to work in the body. Generic drugs are required to deliver the same amount of active ingredient, in the same amount of time as brand name drugs.
What is the package like?The pills come in one or more blister packs containing 10 pills each. All orders under 150 pills are shipped in one package. Large orders can be split in 2 packs and come in 2 separate envelopes. The second part of a large order is dispatched in 3 days after the initial one.
Where is the modafinil manufactured?The tablets are produced by HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd. (HAB) is a company based in India engaged in the manufacture of pharmaceutical formulations like tablets, capsules and ointments. The company has two manufacturing units in MumBai and Dehradun. The company's state of the art manufacturing facilitiees comply with cGMP, WHO specifications. They maintain strict standards of humidity, temperature and partical control. Additionally, the company has a strong research and development capabilities to deliver high quality products.In 2004 HAB got ISO 9001 certification.
Is the modafiinl spurious / falsely-labelled/ falsified or counterfeit (SFFC)?We understand that counterfeit and substandard medication are a serious problem, even affecting over the counter medication found in UK pharmacies. We source the highest quality modafinil, direct from the official distributors therefore reducing the chance for the introduction of counterfeit medicines. If you have any concerns over the product you have received please contact us.
What is the usual dosage?Usual Adult Dose for Narcolepsy: 200 mg orally daily in the morning Usual Adult Dose for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: 200 mg orally daily in the morning Usual Adult Dose for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: 200 mg orally daily one hour prior to the start of the work shift
What are the side effects?
Very common - More than 1 in 10 people who take Modafinil: headaches
Common - More than 1 in 100 people who take Modafinil: anxiety or worsening of anxiety, blurred vision, abnormal laboratory test results, chest pain, confusion, constipation, depression, diarrhoea, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, faster heart rate, feeling dizzy, feeling nervous, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, palpitations, paraesthesiae, sleepiness, stomach pain, unusual thoughts, vasodilatation, weakness
Uncommon - More than 1 in 1000 people who take Modafinil: abnormal muscle movements or problems, controlling muscle movement, acne, allergic reactions, appetite gain, asthma, back pain, behavioural changes ? you should seek medical advice if you develop feelings of hostility or aggressiveness, blood problems, brain or central nervous system problems, breathing difficulties, changes in emotions, changes in personality, changes to weight, coordination problems or cough.
Does modafinil interact with other drugs?Like all drugs modafinil interacts with other drugs, this is why we highly recommend checking anything you are taking with:
Drug Interactions Checker
Who shouldn't take modafinil?Anyone taking other medication, including homeopathic and herbal ones, is well advised to seek medical advice first. Modafinil is not recommended for those over 65 or younger than 12 years of age. However, being a drug that works on the hypothalamus portion of the brain; anyone who suffers from a history of liver, kidney problems, heart problems, hypertension, chest pains, long-term anxiety, depression, psychosis, delusions, mania or even hearing sounds that are not really there - should seek medical advice before taking Modafinil.
What do women need to know about modafinil?
Women who are trying for a baby, or are already pregnant or are currently breast-feeding should not take modafinil.
Modafinil can stop/reduce the effectiveness of hormonal/chemical contraceptive (pills, implants, patches and even IUDs.)
Is modafinil legal?
It is illegal to buy prescription-only drugs without a prescription or consultation in the UK, whether on or offline. This law currently does not apply to websites based abroad as long as you're buying for personal use. The same rule applies if you were to bring them through airport customs here.
POM - Prescription Only Medicine
Import of medicines:
In most situations, UK medicines legislation does not impose restrictions on the import of medicines for personal use. However, for the purposes of team preparations leading up to and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is implementing a reasonable restriction on the import of medicines for personal use. The quantity of prescription-only medicines (POM) and pharmacy (P) non-controlled medicines that may be imported into and/or exported out of the UK will be restricted to a quantity that is equal to or less than three months supply. The UK allows individuals to import medicinal products (except controlled drugs) for personal or family use (Medicines Act, Section 13) without needing authorisation or a licence. Controlled drugs are listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (as amended) and includes some prescription drugs. However, not all prescription drugs are on the controlled drugs list. Citizens in the UK, however, are not restricted from importing drugs (for personal use), expect where a drug is on the controlled drugs list.