There are new treatments for narcolepsy which are very effective and successful. Previously the treatment only included and was relatively effective was medicated doses of the dexamphetamine. It is a stimulant which forces the body to stay awake with the help of exciting dopamine receptors.
Narcolepsy is a chronic disease of the human brain and the spinal cord which is characterized by uncontrollable and recurrent desire to sleep. But this medication was highly addictive which builds tolerance easily and creates a high or euphoria. But people suffering from this condition wanted more and more doses of this medicine for keeping them awake or to have the same stimulating effect.
There are was many side effects of this stimulant which caused a discovery of brand new cure for narcolepsy which has gained enough momentum in the medical fields. This drug is known as Modafinil which was discovered a few years ago and has been a popular medicine for treatment for narcolepsy. This drug works differently to the previous used drugs. It works in turning off the sleepy part of the person’s brain instead on stimulating the part of the brain.
Modafinil is considered as the best most effective cure for narcolepsy which provides superior treatment for various reasons which includes:
- It doesn’t create a high or euphoria
- It is not addictive
- It is effective for a long time which means you have to take a single dose in the morning only.
- It does not burn the brain and people can discontinue if to feel normal again.
- There is no abuse potential
- As lower doses is needed therefore it is cheap to use
Modafinil is the narcolepsy treatment which a person suffering from narcolepsy can use. It is sold under various brands named depending on the country in which a person resides. In UK and USA it is known as Provigil, in Canada it is known as Alertec and in Australia it is known as Modavigil.
It is oral drug which is used for improving wakefulness in people with excessive sleepiness. This drug is similar to Nuvigil and the wakefulness is caused due to stimulation of the brain. It works by increasing the quantity of dopamine which is a chemical transmitter which enables a person to communicate with one another. The recommended dosage of this drug is about 200 mg everyday and should not exceed 400mg. for treating narcolepsy it should be administered in the morning and it can be taken with or without food.
Cure for narcolepsy can be done best with the use of Modafinil which provides the following benefits:
- It dose not affects the natural hormones which are very important for sleeping. It includes cortical which are the major stress hormone, growth hormone and melatonin.
- It does not interrupt the voluntary naps during the entire day or the quality or quantity of the night’s sleep.
- It does not make people to crash after the drug wears off or it does not have rebound effect.
- It is a habit forming drug and therefore the daily dose is advised to lower gradually.