Artvigil is a generic form of Armodafinil (called Nuvigil – In the USA). Each tablet contains exactly 150mg of Armodafinil
WHAT IS ARTVIGIL?
Artvigil 150 is a generic brand of Armodafinil (AKA r-modafinil). In many countries Armodafinil is sold under the brand name Nuvigil.
Artvigil is sold in aluminium blister strips containing 10 tablets per strip. Each blister strip is manufactured to include perforated tear points, meaning each tablet can be separated from the strip individually, without exposing the tablet. This make Artvigil extremely easy to transport and store.
What does this mean?
Many drugs are sold as a racemic mixture containing two isomers of the compounds structure. These are often called the (R) and (S) Isomer. This means that once the drug is ingested, there are two “versions” of the chemical structure taking effect within your body.
This can be beneficial for many drugs, as the racemic version is more pharmacologically active that the non-racemic version. For instance, Ibuprofen is sold as a racemic mixture containing both (R)-ibuprofen and (S)-ibuprofen.
With Modafinil, both the (R) and (S) isomer is present within each pill. With Armodafinil however, only the R-Isomer is present, this is why it’s called Armodafinil or r-modafinil. The (R) isomer of Modafinil has a biological half-life of 15 hours, meaning it will keep you alert for longer than the (S) isomer which has a half-life of only 4 hours.
Furthermore, it was found that Armodafinil seems to maintain wakefulness later on in the day when compared to Modafinil. Armodafinil concentrations within the blood were 33% – 40% higher than Modafinil . This means that it may be more suitable for those who require a longer period of stimulation.
ARTVIGIL (aka Armodafinil) - is the more efficient successor to Modafinil. Armodafinil consists of only the active components and is therefore considered to be a more targeted version of Modafinil. It is used to treat narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work disorder due to its long-lasting stimulating effect. Armodafinil is also able enhance cognitive skills and memory and is known as a "smart drug". It provides stimulating effect by affecting certain chemicals in the brain responsible for the control of sleep/wake cycle.
Cure Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Reduce Narcolepsy and Shift Work Disorder
Improve Mood, Perception, Thinking, and Feelings
Armodafinil - the R-enantiomer of modafinil (mixture of R- and S-enantiomers) with the longer half-life. Armodafinil's mechanism of action is not completely determined. Armodafinil does not bind to or inhibit several receptors and enzymes potentially relevant for sleep/wake regulation, including those for serotonin, dopamine, adenosine, galanin, melatonin, melanocortin, orexin-1, orphanin, PACAP or benzodiazepines, or transporters for GABA, serotonin, norepinephrine, and choline or phosphodiesterase VI, COMT, GABA transaminase, and tyrosine hydroxylase. Besides wakefulness-promoting effects and ability to increase locomotor activity, Armodafinil also has psychoactive and euphoric effects, improves mood, perception, thinking, and feelings, i.e. has a stimulating effect.
INSTRUCTIONS & DOSAGE
Active substance: armodafinil 150mg
For oral administration. The pill should be swallowed with water.
Recommended dose of Waklert is 150 mg once a day in the morning or early afternoon. In the case of shift work sleep disorder the pill should be taken one hour before work.