ALERTEC 200 mg is a CNS or the Central Nervous System stimulant. The Canadian name of Alertec 200 mg is Provigil. It is manufactured by Caphalon Inc. and marketed by Shire Canada Inc. A single tablet contains 200 mg active Modafinil and the effects are the same as the Provigil pills that are sold in the USA. It is sold under various brand names and also in several forms. This medication promotes wakefulness and can be used for treating excessive sleepiness, which is caused by narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and sleep disorder. The above conditions are prescribed and approved for official use but they are used for off-label purposes too.
Some doctors consider this medication as the safest treatment for ADHD and it is also prescribed for weight loss. Many users take this medication for cognitive enhancement and for improving their mental performance. This drug is immensely popular among the students and they take it to keep them awake during their night study. ALERTEC (modafinil) when ingested gets broken down inside the liver into Modafinil and modafinilic acid. Modafinil is the most active ingredient and it is responsible for the effects that take place in the body. Modafinil affects the neurotransmitters, the neurons, and also Dopamine, Histamine, and Epinephrine.
The recommended dosage of this medication for the treatment of narcolepsy is 200-400 mg per day. The daily total dosage should be divided between a morning dose and an afternoon dose. The dosages are started with 200 mg daily and then it is increased gradually with the maximum dosage being 400 mg per day. The adults who are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea should take 200 mg in the morning as a single dose. The adults who are suffering from shift work disorder should take a dosage of 200 mg one time daily, one hour before the beginning of the work shift.
Many things affect the dosage required by a person like the weight of the body and other medical conditions. The dosage should be taken as recommended by the doctors. The dosages should not be changed without consulting the doctor. Moreover, the dosage should be taken as the doctor has prescribed. If a dosage is missed take it as quickly as possible but does not take double dosages at the same time. Do not take the drug in evening or late afternoon because it may obstruct your sleeping time. Store the medication at the room temperature and keep it away from light.
Precautions for Alertec
Before taking this drug, inform the doctor about the medical conditions. ALERTEC (modafinil) may cause drowsiness and dizziness so it is suggested not to take it while driving, operating any machinery or doing any hazardous task. Grapefruit juice can cause the body to build up too much of medication, therefore; grapefruit juice should be stopped completely. If a person is suffering from any heart problem, consult a doctor before taking the medication as the medical condition may get affected. Patients suffering from any kind of liver disease should take very low dosages as it may affect their health condition.