Both Modafinil and Armodafinil are effective treatments for Shift Work Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless, clinical trials suggest that Armodafinil lasts longer once taken, but both drugs Modafinil and Armodafinil were considered similar in terms of their safety when it comes to the treatment of excessive sleepiness. Research indicates that there were higher concentrations of Armodafinil in the bodies of the participants. For this reason, Armodafinil may be slightly more effective than Modafinil.
How long does Armodafinil and Modafinil stays in the body?
Armodafinil is immediately absorbed by the body after it is taken for excessive sleepiness. The peak effects are experienced within 2 hours of taking the drug on an empty stomach. After consuming food, the peak effects are experienced 2-4 hours later.
The half-life for Armodafinil is approximately 12 hours. The half-life for Modafinil is between 6 and 8 hours but it can stay in the system for up to 10 hours. Therefore, Armodafinil has a longer half life.
An analysis of data concludes that the drugs Armodafinil and Modafinil are effective treatments for conditions associated with excessive sleepiness and they do not have a negative effect on the central nervous system.
What are the ingredients of Armodafinil and Modafinil?
The main ingredients in Armodafinil are povidone, stearate, magnesium, monohydrate, lactose, sodium, and croscarmellose. The main ingredients in Modafinil are Magnesium stearate, povidone, croscarmellose sodium, pregelatinized starch, cellulose microcrystalline, and lactose monohydrate.
Chemilcal structure of Armodafinil and Modafinil.
The chemical structure of Armodafinil is slightly different from that of Modafinil. The Food and Drug Administration approved Armodafinil as the R-enantiomer of Modafinil. An enantiomer is a molecule that mirrors another compound. So even though they are similar, they are not exactly the same. In other words, they perform the same function, but there are differences between them. For example, the left and the right hand perform the same function, they have similar biological makeup but they are not exactly the same.