Generic Provigil Legality And Use

If you are a student, you will undoubtedly have heard of Provigil (see this). Although this medication is officially prescribed to treat disorders that cause sleepiness, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy or issues from shift work, unofficially it is being taken off-label as a study aid. Not only does is help you concentrate, and stay awake, but it is supposedly also able to increase your ability to retain information or increase your intelligence level.

These last two claims are highly debatable, but that the medication is able to help you to stay awake and concentrate is certainly clear – which may lead to you being able to study better and longer. So, in a roundabout way your intelligence level will likely increase.

How Can You Access Provigil?

Unless you, or your best friend, suffer from a sleeping disorder, you may encounter difficulty in obtaining Provigil. However, Provigil is the brand name, and you may find it much easier if you are looking for the generic medication Modafinil. You can find quite a bit of information on how to use Modafinil and where to access it, legally, from ModafinilNow.net. As Modafinil is often taken to offset jetlag or shiftwork conditions, it can be a relatively accessible medication.

While Provigil is approved by the FDA, it is classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. It does have a low risk of addiction, but like any medication or drug should be taken with caution, particularly if you are already on other medication, have medical conditions or are drinking excessively.

Are Provigil, Modafinil and Adderall The Same Thing?

In short, no. Provigil is the brand name of the generic drug Modafinil, so yes, these two substances are essentially the same thing.

However, Adderall, although often used to treat similar conditions, is the brand name for a medication that contains a mix of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall is more likely to be used to treat symptoms of ADHD, but is has some side effects, including being addictive, and has a higher instance of being abused (read more: https://www.drugs.com/adderall.html) so is generally more restricted.

What Are The Side Effects Of Provigil?

Because it is still a relatively new drug, there is still a lot of research going in to the effects and side effects of Modafinil. In some of the more interest research it looks as though one of the side effects to taking Modafinil may be able to reduce addiction to cocaine, according to research funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse, however there may also be more typical side effects such as allergies, rashes, and potential addiction to the Modafinil itself. Although it is considered a relatively low addictive medication, anything can become addictive under certain circumstances and body chemistry.

Because of the stimulation and wakefulness, it potentially can cause longer term problems with sleeping, and the related changes in personality and emotional stability this can cause.

Can I Buy Provigil Online?

Of course, you can buy pretty much anything online. The real question is whether you can have it delivered to your address without any issues, and for that, the answer is ‘it depends’. If you live in Europe, you are generally allowed a three-month supply of a prescription medication for personal use without any issues.

However, because it is technically a controlled substance in the US, you may find it stopped by customs and you will receive a letter suggesting you come and collect it in person, with justification as to why you are importing the drug. To date there doesn’t appear to be any cases where people have been charged with importing or using Provigil off-label (learn more), however there have been cases where the patent was challenged.

How Long Do Smart Drugs Last?

Once you take a pill of Provigil, you will usually start to feel the effects within 30-60 minutes. For studying purposes, you should only be taking a low dose of the drug, around 50mg, although your doctor may prescribe up to 200mg for narcolepsy.

You should expect the effects to last for up to 3 or 4 hours, with an analysis from Live Science suggesting that using these smart drugs could increase executive functioning.