Modafinil is a medication that reduces extreme sleepiness from narcolepsy and other sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. Modafinil can also be used to help you stay awake while you are at work, especially if you have a nontraditional work schedule. It is important to note that Modafinil does not cure sleep disorders and may not completely get rid of all your sleepiness. Modafinil should not be used as a replacement for proper sleep or to hold off sleep for people who have not been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder.
Just like taking any new medication, you may notice some side effects after using Modafinil. Common Modafinil side effects include headaches, nausea, nervousness, dizziness and difficulty sleeping. Tell your doctor if these common Modafinil side effects persist or get worse over time.
Although it is uncommon, some patients experience serious side effects after using Modafinil. Serious Modafinil side effects include fast or irregular heartbeat, agitation, confusion, depression, hallucinations and thoughts of suicide. Get medical help immediately if you begin to experience chest pain after using Modafinil.
Serious allergic reactions to Modafinil are rare. However, seek medical attention immediately if you notice signs of an allergic reaction after taking Modafinil. These signs include fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
Patients who use Modafinil may develop a dependence on the medication or even further a Modafinil addiction even if they are using Modafinil exactly as prescribed. Make sure to get help as soon as possible if you notice Modafinil addiction signs. These signs include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Modafinil as well as losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed.
If you are no longer interested in taking Modafinil, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss your options. You should never adjust your Modafinil dose or treatment schedule without your doctor’s supervision. Do not stop taking Modafinil cold turkey as this may produce enhanced and unwanted Modafinil withdrawal symptoms. Typically, if you are no longer interested in taking Modafinil, your doctor will gradually lower your Modafinil dose over time, so your body can adequately adjust to less and less of the medication.
The Recovery Village offers a variety of resources and treatment programs for patients looking to recover from Modafinil addiction or any other substance use disorder. Regardless of which program the patient chooses, they will begin their treatment by safely detoxing from Modafinil. Once all the Modafinil is safely out of the patient’s body, they can then participate in individual and group counseling as well as recreational therapy activities while they are at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Modafinil rehab lets patients live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient facilities while they safely recover from Modafinil addiction. This treatment program is very beneficial for patients with severe Modafinil addiction or other patients who may find it too difficult to recover in the outside world due to varying distractions. While participating in the inpatient Modafinil rehab program, patients will learn skills on how to cope with their individual Modafinil addiction challenges.
Once patients complete the inpatient Modafinil rehab program, they will enter the outpatient Modafinil rehab program. In this program, patients will live at home while they attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village. In some cases, patients with less severe Modafinil addiction may opt to skip the inpatient rehab program entirely and begin their recovery with the outpatient Modafinil rehab program.
Picking a Modafinil rehab center that suits your specific needs is an important step on the road to recovery. Set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you may specifically need in a Modafinil rehab center. You may want to consider how long you have been taking Modafinil as well as your Modafinil dosage levels when picking a Modafinil rehab center.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Modafinil addiction or another type of substance use disorder, contact us to get more information about the life-saving programs and resources The Recovery Village has to offer. Getting the help you need today will help you lead a happier, healthier life tomorrow.
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