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Is Armodafinil Addictive?

by Ryan Davis Writer

Armodafinil is a wakefulness promoting drug that is primarily used to treat various disorders, such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, and so on. Other than treating the mentioned disorder, armodafinil can also be used to enhance cognitive performance. This performance enhancing ability of the drug has greatly enhanced its popularity amongst non-clinical population. This has also enhanced its ability in the market. One can get armodafinil online under various brand names like Nuvigil and Waklert.  


Armodafinil has been created by modifying modafinil. The modafinil consist of a pair of isomers, however, for creating armodafinil only R-isomer is selected while the other pair of the isomer is eliminated out. This modification makes armodafinil much stronger than its precursor. The strength of this drug makes it possible for the individuals to achieve the desired effects by consuming just a small dose.


The exact working mechanism of armodafinil is still in the process of discovery. This process has been fruitful as it has brought various elements of the functioning to light, however, the complete picture is still incomplete. Various studies have also focused on the addictive potential of armodafinil. The first hint of the addictive potential of this drug can be found from its working mechanism. It has been clearly established that one way through which armodafinil works is by blocking the chemicals that are responsible for sucking out the dopamine from the synapses. In this way, this drug creates an excess of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens. Researchers have suggested that such a change has the potential for creating dependence and abuse.


Researchers from the other side of the argument suggest that armodafinil is not artificially increasing dopamine level but it is just maintaining the current level and due to this the addictive potential of this substance is almost nothing.

Both the sides, however, agree upon the fact that the risk of addiction from this substance is quite low. They also concede to the point that the risk of addiction becomes higher only when this drug is consumed in higher doses. Therefore, surely you can buy armodafinil online but make sure to take it in limit. There are rare cases of addiction and such people usually suffer from withdrawal symptoms, such as sleepiness and fatigue. 

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