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Armodafinil - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Armodafinil

Generic Name : Armodafinil
Pronunciation : ar-moe-DAF-in-il
Latest prescription information about Armodafinil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Stimulant
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Armodafinil

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Why is Armodafinil Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a stimulant, prescribed for excessive sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness) or shift work sleep disorder. 

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When should Armodafinil not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Armodafinil?

OSA/Nacrolepsy- Oral- The recommended dose is 150 mg or 250 mg given as a single dose in the morning.
Shift Work Disorder (SWD)- The recommended dose is 150 mg given daily approximately 1 hour prior to the start of their work shift.

How should Armodafinil be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once a day as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Armodafinil?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart diseases, smoking, alcohol abuse, high blood pressure, depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.

It may affect thinking ability and may not completely relieve sleepiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Armodafinil?

  Heart: Palpitations and fast heart rate.
  Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion, abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting and loose stools.
  General : Fatigue, thirst, influenza-like illness, pain and fever.
  Blood and Lymph : Seasonal allergy.
  Metabolic : Loss of appetite.
  Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, disturbance in attention, tremor, tingling, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, agitation and nervousness.
  Genitourinary : Increased urination.
  Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
  Skin : Rash, inflammation and excessive sweating.

What are the other precautions for Armodafinil?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Armodafinil?

Store it at room temperature (20 - 25C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.




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kumar210, India

I am not getting the tablet 'ARMOD-150' which was prescribed to me for sleep apnoea and day time sleeping. At present I am unable to find the tablet anywhere in Kerala [especially in Kollam and Trivandrum]. Can anybody help me?

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