Aspendos (Modafinil) by Medochemie
Modafinil, Modafinilum, hospital 2 – [(diphenylmethyl) sulfinyl] acetamide, 2-diphenylmethyl-sulphinyl-acetamide
Modafinil is a prescription drug that is taken to help improve wakefulness among adults who have sleep related problems, which results in excessive sleepiness. Some of the reason why adults may suffer from excessive sleepiness are the likes of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea and other ailments. While it was beneficial medically, athletes and students who required extra alertness abused the drug, which resulted in it getting banned.
Back then, amphetamines were used by law enforcement officers as well as military personnel who required around the clock alertness during operations, however this drug replaced amphetamines as they are less harsh, and safer. Pilots used them too because of its long half-life, which helps them to stay awake on long flights and journeys. Modafinil is used to help with fatigue management in countries such as UK and France. Astronauts on space missions that require them to stay alert would use it as well. For example, 600 mgs of Modafinil split into 3 separate doses could cause a person to stay awake for 40 hours, fully alert without falling asleep.
The Benefits of Modafinil for Bodybuilders
Some bodybuilders and athlete use Modafinil to train more, as it helps to prolong exercise time to exhaustion although the body works hard at 85% of VO2max, and it takes less effort to maintain this productive threshold. Modafinil is also taken as an appetite suppressant to help aid in weight loss. According to research, users who consume a dosage of 400 mg a day might cut down up to 38% of caloric consumption.
Some of the common side effects associated with the use of modafinil are the likes of anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, nausea, and headache. Some people who are sensitive to the drug, allergic to it, or prone to its serious side effects might experience fever, shortness of breath, swelling, blistering, hives and rash. Aspendos is toxic on extreme high doses.
Modafinil is also very addictive, and it should be consumed carefully, and should never be abused. Based on a study by the NIAA, people who uses Modafinil to stay alert might get the feeling of neediness for heightened awareness, which will result in potential abuse and dependence on modafinil. This is mainly due to the drug’s effect in the brain’s reward centre, especially dopamine. It could be very addictive, and users should not over dose on it or abuse it.
Usage and Dosing
For medical patients, doctors would typically prescribe 200 mgs once a day, with some patients might require higher dosage of 400 mgs in a single dose. Those who are suffering from shift work disorder who those who need to use it to help them get through working duties should take a dose around an hour before work.
Performance enhancing athletes and bodybuilders could take around 200 mg to 400 mg a day, in the morning for all day alertness boost, as well as on their training days. It should not be taken every day, but only on training days, or at times when they feel they need to stay focused and alert. Those who train at night could take a dosage in the afternoon.