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What is Waklert (Armodafinil) used for?
Waklert (Armodafinil) is an oral medication prescribed to encourage wakefulness and alertness in patients with work shift sleep disorder, narcolepsy, or obstructive sleep disorder. The medication operates by adjusting the balance of chemicals in the brain to decrease sleepiness. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Waklert (Armodafinil)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Waklert (Armodafinil) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered in the morning when treating narcolepsy or one hour before beginning work when treating work shift sleep disorder. Your particular directions will differ based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Waklert (Armodafinil)?
Some patients using Waklert (Armodafinil) have reported experiencing some side effects such as:
• Dizziness or drowsiness
• Dry mouth
• Mild nausea or vomiting
• Upset stomach or diarrhoea
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, severe headaches, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, sensitive skin, easier bruising, sores appearing in the mouth, severe stomach pain, any sign of a skin rash, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Waklert (Armodafinil) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to armodafinil, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism, drug abuse, heart disease, hypertension, a recent heart attack, liver disease, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Waklert (Armodafanil) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Waklert (Armodafanil) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 28.01.2021
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