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Composition FOR WAKLERT

Armodafinil(250 mg)

food interaction for WAKLERT

alcohol interaction for WAKLERT

pregnancy interaction for WAKLERT

lactation interaction for WAKLERT

medicine interaction for WAKLERT

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Waklert 250 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Waklert 250 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Armodafinil(250 mg)


Waklert 250 mg tablet is used in the treatment of narcolepsy (uncontrollable daytime sleepiness) and day time drowsiness in sleep apnea (obstruction in breathing during sleep)

How it works

Waklert 250 mg tablet is a wakefulness-promoting agent. The exact mechanism of action of Waklert 250 mg tablet is not known, however, it is likely to stop the transfer and absorption of a chemical called dopamine in brain. It is also likely to increase certain signals in the brain and thus, exert a wakefulness-promoting effect.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Indigestion, Decreased appetite, Blurred vision, Palpitations, Abnormal thoughts, Anxiety, Depression, Confusion, Insomnia, Nervousness, Tachycardia, Irritation, Constipation, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice FOR WAKLERT

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicine for treating anxiety, depression, or seizures, sleeping pills, pain relievers, muscle relaxers, anticoagulants or other medicines including such as citalopram, palbociclib, levomethadyl acetate, olaparib, clopidogril, ranolazine.
  • Take precautions if you have high blood pressure, any mental (psychological) illness or if you consumed alcohol excessively or ever overused a medicine (drug abuse).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. 
  • Certain types of contraceptives (hormonal birth control measures) become less effective while on armodafinil treatment. Additional birth control measures may be required during/after treatment with this drug in patients who are not planning to become pregnant.
  • As armodafinil may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effect of armodafinil.

Frequently asked questions FOR WAKLERT


Q. Does armodafinil work?
Armodafinil is effective if taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by a doctor

Q. What does armodafinil look like?
Armodafinil is available in the form of a tablet which is to be taken orally

Q. Is armodafinil a narcotic/is it addictive?
No. Armodafinil is not a narcotic. It has very low potential to be a habit forming medicine. Please follow your doctor's instructions about the dose and duration of treatment. Do not take it for longer time than prescribed. Do not discontinue the treatment abruptly.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)