Frequently Asked Questions

Payment & Shipping

What country do you ship from?

Nearly all internationally operating Modafinil web shops ship from India. We are the only web shop offering shipping to Europe from a European country; The Netherlands. This is a major advantage, since every package originating from outside of Europe undergoes strict customs check and in many instances will be seized by customs. Since we ship from the Netherlands the packages do not need to go through these strict custom checks, thereby ensuring delivery.

What is the delivery time?

When payment has been received, the package will be shipped on the same day. For customers in the Netherlands the packages will be delivered within 2 working days. For all other customers from the European Union packages will be delivered within 3 working days.

What if my package does not arrive?

As explained above, since we ship from Europe, the chances of an order not arriving are very small. If for any reason, an order does not arrive kindly get in touch with us. We will provide a second shipment after assessing the situation.

Modafinil & Armodafinil

What is the recommended dose for Modalert?

SunPharma Modalert is sold in the form of 200mg tablets. For first time users, we advise starting with half a tablet. This way the body gets used to the effects gradually. Taking a whole tablet at once might be too intense and cause jitters and nervousness. For experienced users, half a tablet will not be enough to achieve the desired effect and a whole tablet will be needed. Many users choose to split this dose in two parts with a few hours in between. For example, half a tablet at 09:00 and the other half at 12:00.

In general, we do not advise taking more than 1.5 tablet a day, because when a higher dose is consumed the desired effects barely increase, while the side effects do increase.

What is the recommended dose for Waklert?

SunPharma Waklert is sold in the form of 150mg tablets. For first time users, we advise starting with half a tablet. This way the body gets used to the effects gradually. Taking a whole tablet at once might be too intense and cause jitters and nervousness. For experienced users, half a tablet will not be enough to achieve the desired effect and a whole tablet will be needed. Most users take a whole tablet in the morning.

In general, we do not advise taking more than 1.5 tablet a day, because when a higher dose is consumed the desired effects barely increase, while the side effects do increase.

How long do the effects last?

Modafinil (Modalert) 1 tablet: It takes 1-2 hours to reach the full effect. These effects then span 6 hours and taper off in around 2 hours. In total, the effects of the tablet will be felt for 10 hours.

Armodafinil (Waklert) 1 tablet: It takes 2-3 hours to reach the full effect. These effects then span 8 hours and taper off in around 1 hour. In total, the effects of the tablet will be felt for 12 hours.

When half a tablet is consumed, the effect will be less pronounced and will wear off 2 hours earlier. On an empty stomach less time will be needed to reach full effect.

What is the best time to consume (Ar)Modafinil?

The effects of Modafinil last up to 12 hours and during this time it will be very difficult to fall asleep. Therefore, we advise users not to take Modafinil less than 12 hours before planning to sleep in order to avoid difficulties with falling asleep. In most cases this will entail consuming Modafinil not later than 12:00.

Do I need to take Modafinil daily to experience the desired effects?

No, this is not necessary. The desired effects are noticeable from first use. It is possible to take Modafinil daily, although we only advise this for individuals with ADHD or narcolepsy. For healthy individuals, we advise to take it at most on alternate days.

What do you feel after taking Modafinil?

In general, the effect of both Modafinil and Armodafinil is quite subtle. You feel sharper and can deal with cognitive tasks more efficiently. There is also a substantial increase in “subjective well-being”, which means increased contentedness, optimism and overall happiness [1] [2]. With other stimulants like Ritalin or Dexamphetamine users get the impression of being hyper or pumped up. With Modafinil this is not the case, but there is a definite increase in productivity.

What is the difference between Modafinil (Modalert) and Armodafinil (Waklert)?

For a complete comparison between Modafinil and Armodafinil please refer to Modafinil versus Armodafinil page.

Is Modafinil suitable for individuals under the age of 18?

Absolutely not. Clinical trials have shown that individuals under the age of 18 have an increased chance of experiencing one of the side effects, which is a rash on the whole body. This rash could potentially be dangerous and is not worth the risk for individuals under the age of 18.

For what groups of people is Modafinil not suited?

Modafinil is not suitable for individuals who:

1. Are below the age of 18: See above.
2. Have high blood pressure or cardiac arrhythmia: Modafinil can increase both blood pressure and heart rate. People who already have high blood pressure or heart rate should, therefore, not consume Modafinil.
3. Are pregnant or lactating.
4. Have psychiatric problems: Individuals with psychotic or manic disorders, anxiety attacks or bi-polar disorder. Modafinil can increase the complaints for individuals with these conditions.
5. Suffer from insomnia: Modafinil is a drug used for treatment of excessive sleepiness. Individuals having difficulty falling asleep should, therefore, be careful with Modafinil.

What are the side effects?

Modafinil is a drug and just like any other drug will have side effects. The most common side effect is a slight headache (>1 in 10 users) at the end of the day of usage, followed by dry mouth, reduced appetite, slight increase in heart rate and difficulties falling asleep. Side effects that are less common (>1 in 100 users) are gastrointestinal complaints like nausea or constipation, anxiety, dizziness and palpitations. Most clinical trials report that these side effects are mild. Side effects do disappear after a few hours. Eating well and drinking plenty of water will reduce the headache. If the side effects are still bothersome, it is helpful to lower the dose, by taking a quarter or half a tablet less. It has been observed that users of Modafinil sometimes experience slightly increased jitters and nervousness compared to Armodafinil. If this effect is bothersome, it may help to switch from Modafinil to Armodafinil.

With what side effects do I need to stop the use of Modafinil?

Stop immediately with Modafinil and consult your doctor in case you have an allergic reaction to Modafinil, which can be seen in the form of trouble breathing, shortness of breath, swollen throat or whole body rash. However, these reactions are extremely rare!

Can I use Modafinil to lose weight?

Many users experience a reduced appetite when using Modafinil. Due to this they eat less and meals are skipped. We have had users who were pleased that this would help them lose weight, something they had difficulties earlier. For optimal focus the brain needs energy that is supplied by eating well. If your goal of using Modafinil is to achieve cognition enhancement, we advise you to keep eating well and not skip meals, since this will have negative effect on your productivity.

Is Modafinil a suitable medication for ADD and ADHD?

Yes it is! We have many customers using Modafinil for this purpose. The standard medication for ADHD is Ritalin. For many individuals, Modafinil has better effect or has less side-effects compared to Ritalin. However, Modafinil is rarely prescribed for this purpose, since it is more expensive than Ritalin.

Can I order Modafinil from India?

That is possible, but do keep in mind that for packages originating from India have to go through very tough custom checks in most European countries. The Netherlands and Germany seize more than 60% of the packages originating from India. Pharmaceuticals are only allowed to be imported with a valid prescription. If you do not have this prescription the package will be seized and you will get a letter from customs. Due to this most international Modafinil web shops stopped shipping to Europe, since all of them were shipping directly from India and were losing most of their packages to customs. We do not ship from India and ship everything from the Netherlands.

All international Modafinil web shops ship directly from India. Due to the loss of packages to customs these web shops have stopped shipping to Europe. We are the only web shop offering shipping to Europe from a European country; The Netherlands. The custom checks for packages originating from Europe are minimal, thereby we can ensure delivery without getting into difficulties with your local customs.

Is Modafinil addictive?

According to medical literature Modafinil has a ‘very low risk of addiction’. This is one of the reasons why it is not a controlled substance in Europe, while Ritalin and Dexamphetamine are. There are no withdrawal symptoms after stopping the use of Modafinil. This makes Modafinil perfectly suited for occasional use. The reason that Modafinil is not addictive is that, unlike Ritalin and Dexamphetamine it does not cause an increase in the dopamine levels [3].

Does the body build up tolerance to Modafinil?

According to literature there is a low tolerance build up resulting from use of Modafinil. This means that users do not need to take a higher dose after repetitive use to achieve the same effects. The tolerance is however related to the frequency of use. If Modafinil is consumed daily there is some tolerance, but if it is consumed every other day, or even a lower frequency, there will be no tolerance at all.

Is Modafinil legal?

Modafinil is not a controlled substance in the European Union and so possession and use is not illegal. However, it is a prescription drug and importing it without a valid prescription is not allowed.

Packages originating from outside the European Union (like India) are subjected to strict custom inspections. Since we ship from within Europe there are no tough custom inspections required and so there are no legal issues.

Also worth mentioning is that the two other substances being used as “smart drugs”, Ritalin and Dexamphetamine are controlled substances in most European countries (Schedule 1 drugs in a few countries). Possession and use of these substances without a valid prescription is, therefore, illegal and punishable in several countries. One of the reasons why Ritalin and Dexamphetamine are controlled substances is because of their addictiveness, while Modafinil is not addictive.

Is Modafinil safe?

Absolutely. For assessing the safety of pharmaceuticals, the best regulating agency is the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from the US. FDA has the toughest quality controls and regulations in the world. Pharmaceuticals are allowed to be sold on the US market only after passing rigorous checks. Not only are the tablets checked, but the facilities and quality control will also be checked thoroughly. Both the Modalert and the Waklert that we are offering have the “FDA Approved” seal and meet these strict safety norms. FDA inspectors from the US regularly check the SunPharma production sites. On ModafinilSupply we want to offer the best quality and only offer products that meet the strictest standards.

Why are the cheaper Modvigil and Vilafinil variants not sold?

Modalert and Waklert from Sun Pharmaceuticals are approved by the Food & Drug Administration, the toughest regulation agency in the world. FDA inspects the production sites and has given Modalert and Waklert the “FDA approved” seal. This approval allows sale of Modalert and Waklert in the US. “HAB Pharmaceuticals” which sells Modvigil and “Centurion” which sells Vilafinil lack the FDA seal of approval and are not allowed to be sold in the US. On ModafinilSupply we only want the best quality Modafinil and do not take any risks with pharmaceutical companies who do not meet the strictest standards. As a result we only offer Modafinil from Sun Pharmaceuticals and not the cheaper alternatives.

Why are Provigil and Nuvigil not sold?

Provigil and Nuvigil are brand names of the pharmaceutical company, Cephalon, that initially offered Modafinil. It is much more expensive, but contains the exact same active ingredients as the Modalert and Waklert, which are generic pharmaceuticals.

Can you guarantee the supply of authentic tablets?

Yes we can. We offer generic pharmaceuticals, meaning they are made by a company other than the one original (Cephalon). But this does not mean that the tablets are counterfeit. Our suppliers receive the tablets directly from Sun Pharmaceuticals without middle-men. In addition to that, every strip has a unique hallmark with batch numbers that can be traced back.

Is Modafinil the 'smart drug' NZT from the movie Limitless?

Unfortunately not. The effects of Modafinil are noticeable and effective, but subtle. Modafinil will increase your productivity, but not change your life. And magic pills are only seen in movies ;-). It can be said that Modafinil is the closest smart drug to NZT available in reality. The comparison with NZT, from the movie Limitless, originates from an article about Modafinil in the New York Magazine.