Modafinil is one of the most popular drugs of the Smart drugs segment in the West. It is actively used by students, scientists and other people who want to squeeze the most out of their mental abilities.
How does modafinil work?
Modafinil is a drug from the class of analeptics (means intended to stimulate respiration and blood circulation). After entering the blood, modafinil overcomes the blood-brain barrier (enters the brain) and lasts approximately 12 hours.
The effects of this drug are not fully understood, but some of them have observation recorded by scientific methods.
Danger of taking modafinil
Whatever positive properties modafinil possesses, its side effects are quite significant. They are found relatively more often than in most other nootropics, but it should be noted that the effectiveness of modafinil on their background is stronger.
The most common side effect is headache – 34% of all side effects.
Also, the danger is a strong depletion of the body. Regular lack of sleep, which is stopped by taking modafinil, leads to serious disturbances and imbalances in the body.
Increasing the level of histamine reduces the body's resistance to allergic reactions, which can lead to banal urticaria, peeling of the skin, and to more serious complications.