Is Modafinil Addictive?

While Modafinil is a prescription drug mostly known for treating narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, people interested in bio-hacking for improved mental and physical health are also turning to Modafinil.

As a performance-enhancing “smart drug” or nootropic, Modafinil is being used to combat fatigue, boost mood, and improve brain function. The crazy drug featured in the Bradley Cooper movie, Limitless, as well as the TV show of the same name, is based on Modafinil.

Whatever reason you might have to want to buy Modafinil, you may wonder if the drug is addictive. How safe is it when it comes to abuse potential, especially in an age when the dangers of prescription drugs are in the news so much?

While a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics found a case of Modafinil dependence, the study admits that this case is “rare.” It also states that the common perception of this stimulant is that it has a “very low liability for abuse and dependence.” In fact, Modafinil has be used to fight cocaine addiction and withdrawal.

Since there are no long-term studies that can confirm or deny Modafinil’s addictive potential, students under pressure to perform well academically, as well as workers tied to brutal late-night shifts, have been known to use Modafinil to stay awake and increase levels of positive performance.

This is where safety issues do come in, as multiple nights without sleep could cause a person become ill. Imagine being very tired and staying wide awake through the fatigue.

For this reason, those looking to buy Modafinil are advised to take some personal precaution to weigh the pros and cons. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to take this drug?” “Is the reason I want to stay awake and jack up my brain a legitimate one?” “Is it worth it?”

Since actual Modafinil can only legally be prescribed by a medical professional, you doctor will certainly have opinions about the drug in relation to you and your individual health.