Modafinil

Modafinil is a drug used to relieve sleepiness, which is commonly seen with sleep disorders like narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and excessive daytime sleepiness. It does not treat the condition but only helps as long as you take it.

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After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

How does a CPAP machine work to treat sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. My height 5'11''(180 cms) and weight is about 115 kg. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about five years back. During the sleep test, the AHI (apnea-hypopnoea index) recorded was around 35. Now I use the ResMed Escape Auto CPAP (continuous positive airway press...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, for sleep apnea, I will not tell you theoretical points. Instead, I will help you with practical solutions only. We have the following options: 1. If you are overweight, just reduce it. Reduce 20% of your weight, and you would probably even not require a CPAP...  Read Full »

I have a hard ball-like lesion on my skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, For the last seven years, I have very hard round white balls type lesions on my skin. They spread and the area will not heal until the ball is extracted. It has ruined my face. I used to get regular acne whole of my life till about seven years ago. There used to be some cystic acne, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a nodulocystic type of acne. Kindly provide more details of your treatment taken previously, especially of Accutane (Isotretinoin) and the duration. Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to concentrate and feel sleepy?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel sleepy when I try to concentrate on certain things. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding your problems. Can you please elaborate on the problem? When do you try to concentrate, in the day time or night? How is your sleep at night? Please answer the above questions.  Read Full »

Can I opt for minor surgery to help my sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I take Xanax 500 mcg, Pregabalin 600 mg, Lansoprazole 30 mg OD, Sertraline 100 mg, Sumatriptan 50 mg, Piriton OD, and Propranolol 40 mg TDS, and I am taking all these medications for quite an extended period. I am taking Prednisolone 30 mg OD, Co-Amoxiclav 50...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of sleep apnea. For this reason, I would agree with Modafinil therapy. But before that, I would recommend performing pulmonary function tests and a polysomnogram to confirm this diagnosis. I would not recommend the regular intake of Xana...  Read Full »

How to become more energetic and active?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Stalopam 10 bd, Fludac 20 od and Alprax 0.5 od for anxiety and depression. I feel sleepy in daytime and frequent yawning. I feel fatigue and no energy or activeness. I am also on Olmesartan for high BP; Harty and Mactor EZ for high cholesterol levels. Kindly suggest some medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are suffering from anxiety and depressive disorder and are on 20 mg Escitalopram and 20 mg Fluoxetine per day. Both these drugs are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and in my opinion there is no use in taking two SSRI drugs...  Read Full »

Can fat burner medications interfere with anti-rabies vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on an anti-rabies vaccination. I am very worried as I have been on other medications which I beilieve may interfere with rabies vaccine: 1. Modafinil, 2. Fat burner (ingridients:-yohimbine,bioperine,guggulsterones,synephrine,caffeine).  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your medical history, I went through, I would suggest that the above mentioned medicine will not interfere with rabies vaccine. However, keep rabies vaccine as the top priority and if possible stop other medications till the course is done as rabies is a much mor...  Read Full »

I am under Modafinil for day-time sleepiness and I am afraid of SJS. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have contacted my psychiatrist because of day-time sleepiness and weariness. I am a student, so I have a lot of work to do and sometimes do not sleep at night. He suggested the use of Modafinil. While doing some research, all the side effects did not bother me, except for SJS syndrom...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may know that Modafinil is a psychostimulant drug which can be used to promote wakefulness. It is known to cause cutaneous side effects in some people. SJS (Steven-Johnson syndrome) is a very rare side effect, and it is difficult to predict unless there are any k...  Read Full »

Can Modafinil be used to enhance cognitive performance?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic tension headache. Next, to the headache, I have observed a decline in my cognitive skills (learning, concentration). I can take care of the headache using meditation techniques, however, I am not able to deal with the decline, which is causing degrad...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that Modafinil is a drug used in other medical conditions, but I do not think that this drug is appropriate in your clinical condition. This drug is usually indicated in persons suffering from increased daily sleepiness or sl...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine, which can cure erection problems and low libido.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who has schizophrenia and depression from the last 12 years. My current problem is low libido and erection-related issues. I do not wish to take any medicine like Viagra or other similar medicines. Please suggest a medicine which can cure my problem. I also need...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, there are following things which are responsible for decreased libido and erection problem: Obesity. Diabetes. High blood pressure and medications. Low testosterone level. I suggest the follow...  Read Full »

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