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Modalert 100 Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Modalert 100 Tablet is a prescription medicine 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.

Modalert 100 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. It is important that this medication is not 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 Modalert 100 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 Modalert Tablet

  • Narcolepsy (Uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)

Side effects of Modalert 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 Modalert

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

How to use Modalert 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. Modalert 100 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Modalert Tablet works

Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Modalert 100 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
Modalert 100 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
Modalert 100 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
Modalert 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Modalert 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Modalert 100 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Modalert 100 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Modalert Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Modalert 100 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. 
  • Your doctor may monitor you for heart disease and blood pressure while taking this medicine.
  • 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. 
  • Inform your doctor if you had a history of depression, anxiety, mood disorder, or mania and drug abuse. 
  • Inform your doctor if you notice difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, hallucinations, nausea,  chest pain, and fast or slow heart rate.
  • 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Modalert 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, Zepox, Raipox
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure, Clobakon, Boze
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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i have been diagnosed with Relapse remitting Multiple sclerosis (RRMS) on Jan' 15. i am now on Inj. Avonex 30microgram Subcutaneous weekly and also on 1 Cap Uprise D3 monthly i feel extreme fatigue and weakness since 6 months. What other way out to reduce the fatigue ?? please suggest
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Try modalert 100 mg daily
I have adhd and excessive daytime sleepiness and have been wanting to try modalert can I get a prescription
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Psychiatry
Unfortunately Indian law does not allow giving prescription without actually examining patient. Please visit nearest psychiatrist for same.
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FAQs

Q. Can I predict the risk of rash associated with Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet affect my sleep?

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

Q. Is Modalert 100 Tablet more effective than amphetamine?

Yes, Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet affects mood?

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

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

Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet help in improving memory?

Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet on my own?

No, do not stop taking Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet for long-term use?

It is usually not recommended for long-term use. Studies have shown that long-term use of Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet have abuse potential?

Modalert 100 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 Modalert 100 Tablet. These patients should be carefully monitored and observed for signs of misuse or abuse (drug seeking behavior).

Q. Is Modalert 100 Tablet safe or dangerous?

Modalert 100 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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