Modaheal 100mg Tablet

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Introduction

Modaheal 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy). It improves wakefulness and helps you to stay awake and reduces the tendency to fall asleep during the day, thus restoring the normal sleep cycle.

Modaheal 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). You may also have diarrhea, indigestion, back pain, and a runny nose. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. This medicine causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Always remember that this medicine only used when advised by a doctor as it is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. You should try to get the right amount of sleep every night. Before taking Modaheal 100mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Modaheal Tablet

  • Narcolepsy (Uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)

Benefits of Modaheal Tablet

In Narcolepsy (Uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime drowsiness. The affected person may experience excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and in some cases episodes of cataplexy (partial or total loss of muscle control). Modaheal 100mg Tablet stimulates the brain and makes you fully awake. It also relieves these abnormal symptoms and regulates the sleep cycle. This restores normal sleeping habits and improves your quality of life. You will feel more energetic and will be able to perform better in your daily activities.

Side effects of Modaheal Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Modaheal

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Runny nose

How to use Modaheal Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Modaheal 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Modaheal Tablet works

Modaheal 100mg Tablet modulates the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and exerts a stimulant effect to reduce extreme sleepiness.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Modaheal 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Modaheal 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Modaheal 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Modaheal 100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Patients with abnormal levels of sleepiness who take modafinil should be advised that their level of wakefulness may not return to normal, so they should avoid driving.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Modaheal 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Modaheal 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Modaheal 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Modaheal 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Modaheal Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Modaheal 100mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it with or without food, preferably in morning time before you need to be alert.
  • It is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. Try to get the right amount of sleep every night.
  • It may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable pain killer. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid taking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may lead to increase side effects. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • It makes contraceptive pills less effective, consult with a doctor for effective contraception.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Stop taking medication and inform your doctor if you experience rash, itching or breathing problem while taking this medicine. 
  • It may cause addiction/ dependence potential when taken for long term. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Stimulant/ Drug for excessive sleepiness

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Modaheal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam, Raipox, Equiliser
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure, Clobakon, Boze
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Main problem : I keep feeling too sleepy throughout the day. I have so many things to do related to my career, family and social life but this problem has been consuming most of my quality time, brings down my energy making me too less productive. I have been reading about this thing over Internet and what I can figure out myself is that my problem seems to be too close to Narcolepsy.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Narcolepsy is sudden uncontrollable bout of sleepiness. Often sleep problems are due to poor quality of night time sleep. You may go for a sleep study or polysomnography to identify sleep related issues and tackle the problem easily.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. Can I predict the risk of rash associated with Modaheal 100mg Tablet?

No, rash can occur after day 1 to 2 months of starting the medicine. The period can be very variable and cannot be predicted. You should discontinue the use of Modaheal 100mg Tablet and contact your doctor at the first sign of rash since it cannot be predicted whether the rash is serious or benign.

Q. Can taking Modaheal 100mg Tablet affect my sleep?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness). Modaheal 100mg Tablet may help decrease your sleepiness, but it will not cure your sleep disorder. However, one of the common side effects of Modaheal 100mg Tablet is trouble falling asleep, though it does not occur in everyone. Consult your doctor if you face any issues with sleep.

Q. Is Modaheal 100mg Tablet more effective than amphetamine?

Yes, Modaheal 100mg Tablet is more effective than amphetamine. It not only helps to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness) but also improves task performance. On comparing, it shows less association with side effects such as excess locomotor activities, anxiety, jitteriness, or rebound effects, which are seen with amphetamine.

Q. How does Modaheal 100mg Tablet affects mood?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet has a mood enhancing and mood-brightening effect. It has been tried in patients with depression.

Q. How to take Modaheal 100mg Tablet? Can I take it with food?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed whole with water.

Q. Does Modaheal 100mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, Modaheal 100mg Tablet may cause diarrhea. However, diarrhea and constipation both are equally common side effects associated with this medicine. Other common side effects related to gastrointestinal tract include abdominal pain, nausea, dry mouth, diarrhoea and indigestion.

Q. Does Modaheal 100mg Tablet help in improving memory?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet not only has a waking effect (helps in reducing sleepiness) but is also known for its memory-enhancing effects. It has been used in patients with Alzheimer's disease, age-related memory decline and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.

Q. Can I stop taking Modaheal 100mg Tablet on my own?

No, do not stop taking Modaheal 100mg Tablet on your own without consulting your doctor. Sudden discontinuation of medicine may reduce the effect and with this your sleepiness may also return. Continue taking this medicine for the time recommended by your doctor, except when you experience serious side effects.

Q. Can I take Modaheal 100mg Tablet for long-term use?

It is usually not recommended for long-term use. Studies have shown that long-term use of Modaheal 100mg Tablet can damage the memory. It also has abuse potential. In addition, its prolonged use can induce stress response (especially if you are misusing and not getting good enough sleep and remaining wakeful for consecutive days). It can also affect your immunity which may make you prone to infection.

Q. Does Modaheal 100mg Tablet have abuse potential?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet has abuse potential if used for longer periods. Usually, patients with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse are more likely to become addicted to Modaheal 100mg Tablet. These patients should be carefully monitored and observed for signs of misuse or abuse (drug seeking behavior).

Q. Is Modaheal 100mg Tablet safe or dangerous?

Modaheal 100mg Tablet is a prescription medicine and should be taken only as prescribed by the doctor. It may cause serious side effects (e.g., a serious rash or a serious allergic reaction) that may affect your liver or blood cells. Seek immediate medical help on the occurrence of any such side effect as it can endanger life.

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