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Armodafinil is intended to counteract narcolepsy and similar sleep disorders, so patients usually take the medication in the morning to benefit the most from the prescription. Armodafinil will stay in your system between 66 and 82 and 1/2 hours after your last dose, depending on a variety of individual factors.

To determine how long armodafinil may stay in your system, talk to your doctor.

If you are advised to stop taking armodafinil, work with your doctor and inform him of any drugs you plan to take after stopping armodafinil to avoid any interactions which may occur before the prescription leaves your system.

Armodafinil How Long Does It Stay In Your System?
Armodafinil is used to treat narcolepsy and other similar sleep disorders. Armodafinil is a mirror image compound of the prescription Provigil (modafinil), and it’s unclear exactly how armodafinil works in the body. It’s believed, however, that armodafinil works by affecting the wake/sleep cycle and circadian rhythms which determine when you sleep and when you wake.

Armodafinil is also commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic fatigue syndrome and major depressive disorder, although these aren’t its primary intent.

The medication is taken orally in the morning and, as with other prescriptions, carries with it a risk of side effects.
Possible common side effects associated with the use of armodafinil include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Diffciulty sleeping

Serious side effects are rare but may occur, and they are fast/pounding heartbeat, irregular heartbeat or mental changes. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any side effects, so you can decide together if armodafinil is the right medication choice for your condition.

In the United States, armodafinil is listed as a schedule IV controlled substance, which means it has a chance of being an addictive substance. Only those authorized to prescribe medications can prescribe armodafinil and can do so only five times in a six-month period.
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Armodafinil is not contained in any other drugs; however, it does carry with it a chance of addiction, which can lead to misuse of the prescription for recreational purposes. Some of the signs that armodafinil is being misused are trouble sleeping, restlessness, confusion, disorientation, feeling excited, mania, hallucinations, nausea, diarrhea, severely increased or decreased heartbeat, chest pain and increased blood pressure.

If you feel you or a loved one is misusing armodafinil, don’t wait to get help. Go online to or call 24/7 to our toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825 to learn more about the road to recovery. We can help you overcome your addiction today.

Armodafinil is like Provigil in structure and, as such, has a similar effect on your brain and your body.

Armodafinil is an indirect dopamine receptor agonist. It bonds with the dopamine transmitter in the brain to act as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, which blocks the action of your dopamine and produces psychoactive and euphoric effects. This leads to changes in mood, perception, thinking and feelings like that of other central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

There is a possibility of armodafinil affecting your body by way of side effects, which are listed in the prescription facts above.

Although there are no definitive answers as to the long-term effects related to the use of armodafinil, there are some theories based on other prescriptions with similar effects. The theory is that long-term use of Nuvigil could permanently disrupt your sleep cycle, which could lead to non-restful sleep long term. There’s also a concern that long-term use could affect your memory.

The half-life of any prescription is the amount of time it takes for that medication to lose half of its pharmacologic strength. The half-life of armodafinil is approximately 12 to 15 hours from your last dose.
Several factors play a part in how long armodafinil stays in your system, they are:

  • Dosage
  • Amount of time on medication
  • Individual physiology

Your doctor can help you figure out the approximate time frame Nuvigil will stay in your system. Inform your doctor of your complete medical history, including other medications you are taking, so he or she can accurately help you.

Drug tests don’t normally screen for Nuvigil, and no false positives have been reported with this prescription. Since armodafinil stays in your system for about three to four days, that’s about the amount of time it can also be detected in your urine and blood.

As a rule, medications stay in your hair much longer than in your blood and urine, about 90 days, so inform your test administrator about all drugs (prescription and non-prescription) you are taking or have recently taken. Keeping him or her informed will insure you receive the most accurate test results.

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