Armodafinil is an enantiopure compound. Enantiopure compounds refer to samples having within the limitation of detection. These are molecules of only one geometric property. These are called optical isomers as one of two isometric molecules is a mirror image of the other that is not identical, just like the two hands of a human that are same except for being reversed along one axis. This enantiopure works as an agent which promotes wakefulness. The drug was sold by Cephano Inc, a pharmaceutical company. The drug was approved by U.S Food and Drug administration in June 2007. Armodafinil reaches highest level of concentration in blood after administration which works at improving excessive sleepiness over the day.
Usage And Side Effects Of Armodafinil
Armodafinil is for people with sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Its certain chemicals in the brain affect sleep. It is advised to avoid this drug if the person taking this is allergic to any ingredient of Armodafinil, has a history of developing rash after consuming the same or suffers from certain heart or heart valve problems like mitral valve prolapsed, left ventricular hypertrophy.
All medicines have side effects. The common minor side effects are dizziness, nausea, headache and sleeping disorders. But not all people have minor side effects so it’s better to consult a doctor right away if any of these effects persists for a long time. The severe side effects may include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, fever, chills or sore throat, hallucination, muscle or joint pain, depression, shortness of breath, suicidal tendencies, swelling of legs, unusual bruising or bleeding, vomiting and many more. So it is best to take any kind of medication under the guidance of a doctor.
Precautions To Be Taken For Safety
Keep your doctor informed about your medical condition like if you are pregnant or taking any prescription or non prescriptive medicine, herbal preparation or dietary supplement; or are have allergy from any food, medicine or other substance; if you have mental or mood problems in family like suicide thoughts or substance abuse; have had a heart attack or suffer from chest pain or liver or kidney problems. These precautions are to be surely taken as few medicines can react with Armodafinil and regulate its action in your body which may turn into harmful consequences.
As it is a very sensitive drug do not share your prescription or dosage with anyone else. Make it a point to buy armodafinil only if doctor advises so and follow methodically all his instructions. Dispose of the medicine properly after use so that none can get access to use it later. Do not change your habits after starting to take this medicine. Discuss about your sleepiness with your pharmacist. Wrong dosage can have fatal effects on you. Severe conditions like toxic epidermal necrolysis or organ problems are observed.
Store it away from heat moisture and light at 20 – 25 degree Celsius room temperature. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.