Increase alertness with Adrafinil

Dr. Purushothaman
September 12, 2013

Adrafinil popularly known as Olmifon is a nootropic drug also characterized as one belonging to the class of smart pills for the sheer reason that Adrafinil works upon the mind to increase awareness and alertness in general.
The medicine works by stimulating the central nervous system to reduce day time drowsiness and lack of focus in many individuals especially the elderly patients. Since the dug increases alertness, it is taken by many individuals over the counter to help combat fatigue and stay awake or alert for a longer duration.
This wonder drug is a breakthrough discovery by a French pharmaceutical company, Lafon in the late 1970s. The medicine was first used as a prescription medication for the treatment of sleeping disorder narcolepsy which causes one to sleep excessively or to sleep during the daytime.
Adrafinil owing to its stimulating properties is now widely used as a stimulant by students, night time workers, high profile executives, young mothers, etc. to sharpen mental focus, increase energy, improve memory, increase mental alertness and enhance cognitive function.
Who does not feel the need for that cup of coffee during a tough day to boost focus and better performance or complete that last file? We need stimulants to help us provide that much sought after rise in alertness and focus. Adrafinil being milder and softer than caffeine is a much better stimulant with long lasting results.
It has been proven in many clinical trials that Adrafinil stays longer in the blood stream and works upon the specific areas of the brain where stimulation is required without affecting other areas. Also there are very few to none side effects associated with this medicine all of which makes it a much better stimulant than tea, coffee or other caffeinated drinks.
However, you should be careful if you intend to take this medicine for a longer period of time as the prolonged use of this medicine can prove to be harmful to the liver. Thus to prevent this condition, you are advised to consult a physician before taking this medicine for longer period of time.
Though large doses of Adrafinil are used to cure narcolepsy, one can take Adrafinil in lesser doses to increase vigilance and alertness. The medicine is tested for its safety and efficacy. The recommended dose is 2 to 4 300-mg tablets per day to increase alertness.Adrafinil helps to improve mental alertness and brain function.

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