Recently I watched a movie called Limitless starring the gorgeous Bradley Cooper and I thought that it great. The story shows Eddie (Bradley Cooper) as a struggling New York writer unable to make any inroads in his writing career. On day, he meets his sister’s ex-boyfriend who tells him that he is dealing in this medicine called NZT-48 that allows one to use their brain to full capacity. The boyfriend gives him a complementary sample pill. As Eddie walks backs to this flat he takes the pill. Something happened to his brain and he was fully able to use his brain to the max. While still under the influence he wrote an excellent novel that his publisher loved.
But then the effect of the drug ran out and he went to see his sister’s ex-boyfriend so that he could get some more. But while he was there in the flat some people from the underworld comes looking for these smart pills and kills the dealer. Eddie escapes but finds the hidden stack of the NZT-48 pills which he takes and walks away after calling the police.
He starts using these pills! He realized that he is able to use the pill to remember and recall past experiences and events, has great powers to deduce information, learn and analyze, do advance mathematics and have increased eye-hand coordination. The story continues showing that he uses his brain to full capacity and confidence with the aid of the pills and becomes very rich.
I read about this amazing smart drug. I found that the way NZT works is by increasing norepinephrine and serotonin neurotransmission. It also elevates receptivity and synaptic transmission in certain parts of the brains particularly between the hippocampus, the amygdale and the striatum. This causes improved brain function, hand-eye coordination and muscle memory and reduce the need for rest i.e. sleep.
I wanted to see if there was anything like this smart drug legally available in the market. I discovered that there are a few “smart drugs” available that makes you utilize your brain to the max. Guess what I have some news for you!!
I have found a pill similar to NZT-48. And it’s not coffee pills!
It’s a medicine available in India and many parts of the world. Please don’t get me wrong! I am not a druggie or anything, I just happened to see the movie Limitless and thought it was a brilliant movie and whether a smart drug NZT existed or not.
I discovered Modafinil – Made in India
I searched the internet and found a few smart drugs. The one drug that caught my eye was called Modafinil (manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Ltd) a prescription drug used for narcolepsy and sleep apnea. I walked into the numerous pharmacies in my area and asked for modafinil. Many of them said they didn’t have any. I was losing hope! I thought modafinil was some kind of internet scam and no such smart drug existed. I thought I will make one more attempt. So I walked in this medicine shop and I asked for modafinil. The chemist nodded his head and gives me a strip of modafinil and told me it was 200 mg. I bought a couple of strips. It cost me about 100 Rupees (1.5 U.S. dollars). I had no idea why I bought and what I was going to do with it but went back home with it.
Anyway at home I searched online for Modafinil…
Here’s some basic information on Modafinil and what it does.
Sleep disorders are very common amongst adults. There are some sleep disorders that make it hard for people to get to sleep and there are other disorders that make it hard for people to stay awake. The difficulty of staying awake is usually brought on by disorders like narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that occurs when your brain cannot regulate your body’s sleep cycles. As for sleep apnea, this is a condition where your upper airways are obstructed, which causes the person to have difficulty breathing in their sleep. People are usually unaware that they have this condition because they are asleep when it happens. But what it ends up doing is it causes them to feel sleepy during the day. Then they’ll have trouble staying awake when they are at work or school. Sometimes people who work varying shifts at their jobs will also have problems with wakefulness as well. Fortunately, there is a drug called “modafinil” that can improve wakefulness in those who have these kinds of sleep disorders.
Modafinil is a drug that promotes wakefulness. Nobody really knows exactly how it works but what scientists have concluded is that the chemicals in the drug have a way of disrupting the dopamine neurotransmitters of the brain. This disruption causes a person to become restless when they would normally want to go to sleep. In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration gave their approval to using modafinil to treat patients suffering from narcolepsy. In 2003, the FDA gave further approval to use modafinil for treating patients with sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder. Modafinil can only be obtained through a doctor’s prescription. There are a number of medical conditions and other medications which can negatively interact with modafinil. That is why the drug is not recommended if you are pregnant, currently taking prescription medication, suffer from allergies or are suffering from an illness or disability. A doctor is the only one that will be able to determine if modafinil is safe for you to take or not.
Most prescription drugs have side effects to them and modafinil is no exception. One positive side effect that patients have experienced is an improvement of their short-term memory. This likely gets improved because their newfound wakefulness allows them to concentrate and remember things better. However, there are a lot more negative side effects that come along with this drug. Some of the most common negative side effects are headaches, nausea, anxiety, and nervousness. These side effects won’t necessarily need medical attention because you can treat them with over-the-counter drugs. But make sure you let your doctor know about which over-the-counter pain relievers you are taking because they could still interfere with the modafinil. There are also some less common side effects that you may experience from this drug which includes dry mouth, skin redness, vomiting, heartburn, muscle stiffness, runny nose, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and insomnia. Again, these side effects won’t occur in most people but if they occur in you then you’ll need to see a doctor right away.
If you are going to take the risk developing these symptoms then you should take modafinil in situations where you absolutely have to stay awake. For example, many nations throughout the world are issuing modafinil to their troops as a way to keep them awake on important missions. As you may know, many soldiers go on missions where they develop sleep deprivation because they have no time to go to sleep. This makes them drowsy and unable to focus completely on their mission. In a military setting, soldiers have to be focused at all times or else it could cost them or their comrades their lives. Therefore, modafinil has been issued to troops as a way to help them stay awake and alert. In the United States, the drug has only been issued by the Air Force to airmen who are flying jets or doing something else which requires all of their cognitive functions to be on full blast. It is not a commonly prescribed drug in the military, though, because of the side effects. That is why it is only used for critical or covert missions.
I did more research on modafinil and guess what it’s a widely used smart drug…
As I read more about this smart drug, I got to know that in recent years, modafinil has been used as a smart drug by lot of people from all walks of life. Those who want a type of drug that enhances a person’s cognitive function so they can concentrate and focus better. I also read that the US military uses it during combat situations. Like previously mentioned, modafinil has been found to improve people’s short term memory and help them focus more. So what a lot of people are doing now is taking modafinil without a prescription just so they can get these cognitive benefits. This is what is known as “off-label” prescription use, which is illegal to do. The majority of the people using modafinil for this purpose are students in college. We all know that students have a lot of stress with their job and schoolwork. When it comes time for them to study for an exam, they usually pull all-nighters and try to remember as much information as they can in a short amount of time. Modafinil is used as a way to help them do this. But since doctors won’t prescribe modafinil as a cognitive enhancer, these college students usually end up purchasing it on the streets or through some foreign pharmaceutical company over the internet.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of dangers in taking pharmaceutical drugs like modafinil without a prescription. People who don’t have their health evaluated by a doctor first are putting themselves at great risk if they take modafinil. These risks go far beyond the normal side effects of taking the drug. The severe side effects you could experience includes blood in the urine, chest pains, irregular heartbeats, kidney problems, shortness of breath, yellow skin, yellow eyes, and increased weakness and tiredness. Yes, that’s right you could actually become more tired from a drug that is supposed to keep you awake. So if you are using modafinil as a smart drug then you are putting your health and overall comfort level at great risk.
Fortunately, modafinil is not an addictive drug like so many other pharmaceutical drugs on the market. Even though its biochemical mechanisms are very similar to many addictive stimulants, there have been few reports of people getting addicted or dependent on modafinil. The only time people get addicted to modafinil is if they overdose on it every day in order to sustain their enhanced cognitive function and wakefulness. Otherwise, the withdrawal symptoms of modafinil are basically insomnia and anxiety. You should be able to deal with those without too much trouble, especially if you’ve experienced those side effects while taking the drug.
Modafinil can be obtained under the brand names Provigil, Alertec, and Modavigil. Different countries have certain restrictions on the drug. In the United States, its availability is restricted because of its potential to be addictive. This is why it is deemed a schedule IV controlled substance in the United States. However, most other countries don’t legally restrict it nor do they consider it a controlled substance. It is merely a prescription drug you can get like any other prescription drug. Regardless of where you live or what your intended use of it is, you should always ask your doctor if modafinil is suitable for you to take. If not, you could suffer dire consequences.
Here’s my modafinil experience
If you are wondering if I tried modafinil or not then YES I did 🙂
One morning I thought I must try this. After reading on many papers and publication I came to conclusion that it was a genuine drug used in India and widely available in many parts of the world then it has to be safe. One morning after having a cup of my morning tea (chai)I decided to have a pill. After having one nothing happened for half an hour. I was getting really disappointed at this stage. But some tingling sensation started. I lost track of time. I had no idea what the time was, I just kept on doing things without taking a break. I was in my most productive self.
As far as I am aware you are allowed to import and even modafinil to the USA and UK. This means that you can buy them in India and take it your country. You can even buy modafinil online. But you need to be careful when buying modafinil on the net. You could be buying fake medicines or something different altogether. But I strongly suggest you think twice about using it. Everyone is different; it could have adverse effect on you. Best advised stay on coffee.
Modafinil side effects
Here’s a list of side effects of modafinil from a reputed website.
So you have it. If you don’t need it, don’t try it. Talk to a doctor if you need modafinil.
I am not saying you come to India to buy modafinil or buy modafinil online. This article was for information only. I don’t think I would be using this medicine. However, I will continue to do some reading about it. If you do take modafinil, could you share your thoughts here please?
This article is for information and entertainment only. I am not a doctor or pharmacist so any information here on Modafinil cannot be relied upon. No liability will be assumed for the use of this article. Anything you do is therefore strictly at your own risk.