Modafinil Side Effects – Detailed Explanation
What are the Modafinil side effects? Does Modafinil have any negative side effects? What Modafinil side effects are common? Read here to learn them now.
These side effects are common, and in fact some of them are the actual benefit of the drug. You’re probably looking at taking Modafinil to stay awake, and this is listed as a side effect.
Loss of appetite
You will have difficulty sleeping if you take your Modafinil after noon/lunch time. Standing up too fast will cause temporary dizziness due to bleed pressure changes.
A dry mouth and headache will result from not drinking enough water and having mild dehydration. You might not be drinking enough water because of the loss of appetite – or maybe because you are just getting so much work done you are distracted. Nausea can occur when you don’t eat regularly.
Nervousness can be caused when/if you take too much. A standard 200mg pill for a normal male is fine, but if a small female took this it may be too much. Smaller females should only take 100mg.
The following are less common side effects however may be a little more dangerous:
face muscle spasms
high blood pressure
low blood pressure
loss of muscle coordination
loss of muscle strength
These side effects will be less common and the only real way you will find out if you have problems is by starting to take Modafinil and keeping an eye on any side effects. Of course if you are experiencing side effects discontinue use.
Paying a little more attention though, I’ll suggest that…
Neck pain or stiff neck will be caused more from sitting at a computer for lengthy periods of time rather than the actual Modafinil side effects.
Muscle coordination and strength and joint mobility will usually be increased! As will your vision acuity. From a purely mature point of view your ejaculation will actually be enhanced.
Diarrhea, difficulty urinating, vomiting and thirst are actually caused by not eating enough, properly or at the right times. I suggest when taking Modafinil to reduce these side effects have a meal plan and eat and drink when you are meant to.
It’s obvious that there are a few heart health side effects, so if you have heart problems be careful. But most of these side effects like chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting (from blood pressure), irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, ling problems are just from the gentle stimulating action Modafinil has. These side effects are very similar to that of caffeine – coffee! So don’t be too alarmed.
For the mouth ulcer, nose bleed, runny nose, sore throat, gum inflammation, face muscle spasms I cannot comment. I think you will notice your nose bleeding spontaneously and this will give you an indication to stop treatment.
As for anxiety, depression, amnesia, confusion, mood swings – I think most people will find that Modafinil actually increases your memory, improves your mood, makes you more confident and happier – so the real ‘side effects’ will probably be welcomed.
A reassuring point is this stated on wikipedia:
“Clinical trials on humans involving taking up to 1200 mg/day for 7 to 21 days and known incidents of acute one-time overdoses up to 4500 mg did not appear to cause life-threatening effects”