Modafinil was initially developed by Michel Jouvet (neurophysiologist) and Lafon laboratories in France in the late 1970s.
In the initial stages, it was offered as a treatment for narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, in which a person suddenly falls asleep while driving, eating, or other daily life activities.
Modafinil was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of narcolepsy in the year 1998, as the years progressed, it was further approved to be prescribed as a treatment for sleep work disorders such as Shift work sleep disorder and obstructive sleep apnea or hypopnea in the year 2003.
It was sold under the brand name Provigil for many years and then generic versions of the drug were made available in the year 2012.
Modvigil as well as Modalert are generic versions of the Provigil (Modafinil) which are available in the market. Modvigil is manufactured by Hab Pharmaceuticals, an Indian pharmaceutical company. Modalert is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals, another Indian pharmaceutical company.
Both Modalert and Modvigil are the generic versions of the nootropic and wakefulness-promoting drug Modafinil. But many people report having different effects from these two generic versions of the same drug.
This has given rise to an ongoing debate: Modvigil v/s Modalert: Which is the Smarter Choice?
Let’s compare these two generic brands of Modafinil, and find out the major differences between Modvigil and Modalert and see which one works best for your needs.
If we are looking at the generic brands of the Modafinil, it is because the price is one of the many determining factors for us.
Therefore, we will compare the price of both Modalert and Modvigil. (Check out the prices of Modvigil and Modalert we offer)
If we look at the prices of these two medications, Modvigil is much cheaper than Modalert inspite of the fact that they both contain Modafinil.
On average Modafinil costs up to $0.82 per tablet while Modvigil costs up to $0.69, therefore if you want a cost-effective brand of Modafinil, the obvious pick will be Modvigil.
Modalert is said to be the closest to the brand product Provigil. People say that they experience higher levels of dopamine after the use of Modalert when compared to Modvigil.
- Modalert sharpens the focus and increases the concentration span amazingly, it also enhances your cognitive functioning.
- It not only keeps you awake, but it also improves your mood and makes you more focused and alert.
Modvigil (as per some people) is not as strong as Modalert. If you are relatively new to these kinds of medications, it is best if you start with something low power as Modvigil. It is said to be best for people who are suffering from tiredness, narcolepsy or shift works.
It is also important to know that, given that their active agent is the same, the effectiveness of both these drugs depends on the users’ personal preferences more than anything.
- The major difference between these two medications is the time for which a single dosage of the drug stays effective for you.
- If you consume a tablet of Modalert 200 mg, it will keep you active and awake for up to 12 to 14 hours.
- If you consume a tablet of Modvigil 200 mg, it will keep you active and awake for up to 9 to 12 hours.
- Modalert’s onset time is about 1 hour after you consume the tablet while Modvigil takes about two hours.
Thus, if you want to stay awake and active for longer than 12 hours then you should go with Modalert. But if you want to get the wakefulness burst for shorter hours then choose the other one.