What is Modiodal?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Modafinil

Modiodal®, a brand name for modafinil, is a stimulant used to improve wakefulness in narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder; adjunctive therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. Off label it is 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 10 10
Multiple Sclerosis 9 8
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3 2
Idiopathic Hypersomnia 2 1
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 0
Bipolar Disorder 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Modiodal

Side effect Patients
Headaches 3
Amblyopia 1
Anxiety while in public or large crowds 1
Anxious mood 1
Blurry vision 1
Decreased appetite 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Modiodal

Dosage Patients
100 mg twice daily 1
200 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Modiodal

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped taking Modiodal

Duration

Currently taking Modiodal

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Modiodal

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Modiodal after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Modiodal.