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Wellmod 100 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Wellmod Tablet

Wellmod 100 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy). This medicine modulates the level of chemical messengers in the brain and exerts a stimulant effect to reduce extreme sleepiness.

Wellmod 100 mg Tablet should be taken by mouth with or without food. It can be taken in the morning or about 1 hour before you need to be alert. Take this medicine as advised by doctor as it may be habit forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment and never stop this suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking the medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.

Some common side effects of using this medication are anxiety, dryness in mouth, hair loss, and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you feel better. This medicine may cause diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. It may also cause headaches, take a suitable painkiller and inform your doctor if it does not go away. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Always remember that this medicine only used when advised as it is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. You should try to get the right amount of sleep every night.

Wellmod Tablet side effects

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

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

How Wellmod Tablet works

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

Wellmod Tablet related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Wellmod Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Wellmod

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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
Psychiatrist
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
Psychiatrist
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 Wellmod?

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 Wellmod 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 Wellmod affect my sleep?

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

Q. Is Wellmod more effective than amphetamine?

Yes, Wellmod 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 Wellmod affects mood?

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

Q. How to take Wellmod? Can I take it with food?

Wellmod 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 Wellmod cause diarrhea?

Yes, Wellmod 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 Wellmod help in improving memory?

Wellmod 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 Wellmod on my own?

No, do not stop taking Wellmod 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 Wellmod for long-term use?

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

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

Q. Is Wellmod safe or dangerous?

Wellmod 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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