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Type Psychoactive
Legal Status Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
Modafinil is used to treat narcolepsy. Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant and works by preventing excessive sleepiness during waking hours.
Short Term Effects
Adverse effects commonly found in therapeutic use include: headache, asthenia, chest pain, abdominal pain, nausea, dry mouth, diarrhoea, constipation, anorexia, dyspepsia, tachycardia, palpitations, vasodilatation, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, depression, confusion, paraesthesia, rash, hypertonia, blurred vision and raised liver function tests. In overdose: nausea, diarrhoea, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, agitation and hallucinations, tachycardia, bradycardia, hypertension and chest pain may occur.