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Armodafinil Brand Names

Armodafinil Brand Names

Last updated on 01 Apr, 2024

The brand names of Armodafinil are Waklert, Artvigil, and Nuvigil, based on their manufacturing company, but they have the same active compound. The functioning of the tablets is the same, but the prices vary according to the brand. 

Armodafinil is a centrally-acting nervous system stimulant that helps treat excessive daytime sleepiness.  Manufactured by different companies, the active compound is available under different brand names, such as Waklert, Artvigil, and Nuvigil. 

The blog here introduces you to all the different brands of Armodafinil and helps you choose the best cost-effective option. 

What Is Armodafinil?

Armodafinil is the R-enantiomer of Modafinil and belongs to the Eugeroic group (a group that promotes wakefulness properties).  It is the generic form of the medication that helps to treat excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorders. 

Armodafinil is a Schedule IV controlled substance and was approved by the FDA in 2007. The medication works by increasing the amount of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, orexin, histamine, and dopamine. 

Comparison Between Generic And Brand Name

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The two basic differences between the generic versions and the brand-name drugs are as follows-

  • The inactive ingredients might differ. 

  • The generic versions are more cost-effective than the brand versions. 

  • The generic drugs are named after the active compound, whereas the brand drugs are named after the manufacturing company. 

Similarities between Generic and Brand Versions

  • Both the generic and the brand names must have the same active ingredients.

  • The strength and dosage must be identical [2]. 

  • The quality, stability, and safety must be the same. 

Different Armodafinil Brand Names

Different Armodafinil Brands are as follows-

Waklert Tablets

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Waklert is the brand name used for the generic Armodafinil. Cephalon Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd (now acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.) manufactures the tablet. It is a white oral pill that is available in 6mm size. It is round with the “M; A31” code imprinted. The excipients present in Waklert are lactose monohydrate, Povidone, Silicon dioxide, and Croscarmellose sodium. The price of Waklert is $1.25 per pill. 

Artvigil Tablets

artvigil-tablets

Artvigil is another brand version used for the compound Armodafinil. HAB Pharmaceuticals and Research Ltd. is the manufacturer of the medication. The round white to off-white tablets contain the inactive compounds- Povidone, Lactose Monohydrate, Croscarmellose Sodium, and Magnesium Stearate. The cost of Artvigil per pill is $0.1. 

Nuvigil Tablets

nuvigil-tablets

Cephalon.Inc Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. is the manufacturer of another Armodafinil brand name, Nuvigil.  The tablet contains Armodafinil as the active compound and the following inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and pregelatinized starch.  

The cost of Nuvigil starts at $ 11.81 per pill (on the website pharmacy checker.com).

Armodafinil Dosage Strengths

It is available in dosage strengths of 50, 150, 200, and 250 mg. The standard recommended dosage of Armodafinil is 150mg/day. However, this might vary from patient to patient depending on different factors like age and health conditions such as kidney or liver dysfunction.  The maximum dosage of Armodafinil is 500mg/day. 

How to take Armodafinil?

Five important points to remember in order to take Armodafinil:

  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. 

  • Avoid crushing or chewing the tablet.

  • You should not take alcohol while taking the medication.

  • Avoid taking the tablet at night; it might cause you insomnia.

  • Take the tablet at the same time of the day for better effectiveness. 

Our Final Thoughts

Armodafinil is a generic version of the Waklert, Artvigil, and Nuvigil brand names. The active compound and its functioning remain the same, while the prices vary. The brand name of a drug is given by the company that manufactures and markets it. However, you should always consult your doctor before taking the medication. 


FAQ's

Armodafinil is a central nervous system stimulant that treats sleep disorders like narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorders.

Armodafinil works by increasing the level of neurotransmitters such as orexin, histamine, serotonin, and dopamine in the brain.

Armodafinil is 1.33% more potent than Modafinil.

Yes, you can take Armodafinil once daily in the morning.

Armodafinil has different brand names, such as Waklert, Nuvigil, and Artvigil.


References-

  1. Armodafinil, wikipedia.

  2. Generic vs. brand-name drugs: what’s the difference, humana.com

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