Armodafinil

Armodafinil is a medication that induces wakefulness and is used for treating disorders associated with increased sleepiness like obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorder. It is usually taken in the morning or one hour before starting work and can be taken with or without food. Muscle fatigue, mouth ulcers, chest pain, bruising, numbness, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, difficulty swallowing, nose bleeding, etc., are the side effects of taking the drug.

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Why do I feel tired, lack motivation, and concentrate after taking ADD pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with ADD. My psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 18 mg for a week, then 36 mg for another week, and 54 mg for 16 days. I started to take the pills three days ago but, I am tired, have a lack of motivation and no concentration all day long. I feel no benefits. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your psychiatrist diagnosed you as suffering from the ADD (attention deficit disorder), he started you on Concerta (Methylphenidate). But, it seems like you did not take the medication as prescribed. It is a well-known fact that these medications take some time to ...  Read Full »

Do psychological problems appear secondary to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sleep apnea and some psychological problems. I strongly suspect that the two are related and that sleep apnea is causing psychological problems. About four years back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea when the AHI was around 30. Gradually, my weight increased over...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concerns. With available details, it is almost transparent that you are suffering from sleep apnea and secondary mixed anxiety-depressive disorder (MADD), which means sleep apnea itself causes anxiety and mood depression. Now regar...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine for my sleep issue.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from depression and anxiety since 10 years. I went to a psychiatrist and he prescribed too many medicines, which made matters worse. My family doctor has put me on Mirtaz 7.5 and due to severe problems of falling asleep I am on Zolfresh 10. My depression is a little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A number of issues need to be addressed here. Before we talk about medicines, it is important to give much attention to sleep hygiene as your medications. Regarding the medicines, Zolfresh (Zolpidem) is a medicine that has a short duration of action and starts working imm...  Read Full »

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