Modafinil is a helpful med for those who have problems with being energetic during daytime. This compound is contained in different types of drugs. However, there is an analogue of this medicine in some pills which is called armodafinil. In this article we cover main differences between these two kinds of stimulants.
Names of the drugs
The most popular companies which produce pills with these stimulants are:
- Emcure Pharmaceuticals (Its main factory is in India and the meds are named Armod);
- HAB Pharmaceuticals (This Indian company produces tablets called Artvigil);
- Sun Pharmaceuticals (The office of this pharmaceutical company is in Mumbai);
- CSL Biotherapies (Drugs named modavigil are produced by this factory).
The first two of these producers use only modafinil in their drugs while the last one adds Armodafinil. And only the third company provides two kinds of pills. One of them is with modafinil and another one contains armodafinil.
The most significant differences between these substances
At first sight, these two chemical substances can seem identical because both of them are used for the same purposes. The most essential pros which they solve are following:
- Drowsiness during daytime;
- Lack of energy;
- Mental illnesses such as depression, hyperactivity and others.
Moreover, pills which contain these chemicals can be consumed in order to improve person’s brain activity.
However, these drugs are quite diverse. The main difference between modafinil and armodafinil is in their chemical structures. The first one is made up of two enantiomers which look alike. But only one of them is significant for the brain, and another one is unhelpful. Nonetheless, armodafinil is composed of only one enantiomer which is considered to be useful.
But it can be noticed that even though armodafinil is more effective than its analogue, one pill contains 150mg of this substance. That is why one should be aware of the fact that he has to consume a dose of drugs with modafinil which is equal half of a dose of armodafinil.
The effect of these drugs
As it has been mentioned, both of these drugs have almost the same effect. Users feel more energetic after an hour of consuming this treatment. The simulation of their brains can continue from 8 to 10 hours.
However, there is one significant difference which must be noticed. Most of those people who use drugs containing modafinil say that it is almost impossible for them to stay asleep longer than 5 hours after consuming the dose. They can be hyperactive because the pill has the same impact on their bodies as several cups of coffee.
So, pills with armodafinil are for those who want to be energetic during the day and to sleep at night, and modafinil drugs suit people who are eager to stay awake for many hours.