What is Alertec?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Modafinil

Alertec®, an international brand for modafinil, is a stimulant used to improve wakefulness in narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder; adjunctive therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. It may also be used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and to treat fatigue in MS and other disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 12 6
Multiple sclerosis 4 3
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 0
Problems concentrating 2 1
Allergies 1 0
Apathy 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alertec

Side effect Patients
Agitation with irritability 1
Anxious mood 1
Bowel urgency 1
Dehydration 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alertec

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Alertec

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Alertec

Duration

Currently taking Alertec

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Alertec

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Alertec.