How to choose the best Modafinil dosage?

Modafinil is popular for its effectiveness in treating sleep-related disorders. These are narcolepsy, depression, obstructive sleep apnea or shift work sleep disorder. It is also growing popularity among students. Many students are taking modafinil for study purposes.
However, its true fame comes from its notoriety as the closest thing to the “Limitless pill“.
This is enough for any person who wants to be better at life to give it a try. (Not before being informed, of course, especially when it comes to Modafinil dosage.)
Obviously, too much or too little is counterproductive when it comes to any activity. Determining the optimal Modafinil dosage minimizes tolerance and side effects. On top of that, it maximizes its benefits.
To answer this key question “how to choose the best Modafinil dose?”, it’s best to also know how to use it responsibly.

How to take Modafinil?

There are two popular ways to take Modafinil: orally or sublingually.
Modafinil is usually taken after the food along with two glasses of water because this is the most convenient consumption method. 
Alternatively you can hold modafinil under your tongue for the period of time of fifteen minutes. 15 minutes after you can  take either coffee or tea in order to wash it down. Some people prefer sublingual administration. The effects are stronger and the onset and offset are shorter.

Taking Modafinil sublingually will result in higher concentrations in your bloodstream.
Also, the Modafinil wears off faster this way, which can make going to sleep at night easier.
Once the effects have kicked in, you should avoid eating heavy foods. This can dull the effects of Modafinil.

For optimal performance, it’s best that you not eat while the main effects are on. Furthermore, you it is important to hydrate your body continuously while effects are on. It’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re laser-focused and forget that you’re thirsty.

How long does Modafinil take to kick in?

When taking Modafinil orally, it can take anywhere between 25 to 60 minutes for the effects to fully kick in. The time it takes varies so much because it depends on whether you’ve eaten beforehand.

 How long does Modafinil last?

Modafinil has a half-life of around 16 hours. You’ll be feeling the main effects for around 8 to 10 hours.
Still, these numbers may vary from individual to individual.
Modafinil’s long-lasting effects may be an advantage. One single dose is enough for a whole day of productivity. It may be difficult to go to sleep at night, though. That’s why it’s best to take it sometime in the morning after you’ve had breakfast.

Does Modafinil get you high?

Being high is quite an abstract term and it depends on what “getting high” means to you.
Getting high usually has a lot to do with recreational drug use, most commonly with marijuana.
By some accounts, Modafinil will do the complete opposite of getting you high. It will get you as sober as you’ll ever be.
Other people regard the wakefulness and stimulation as a subtle version of amphetamine.
Modafinil qualifies as a eugeroic (wakefulness promoting agent), not a stimulant.
It also called a study drug as it is one of the most popular drugs among students and it is one of the best adderall replacements.
Still, many college students seem to enjoy drinking after taking Modafinil. Usually, this is because of the difficulty of getting drunk.

Selecting the right Modafinil dosage

If you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder or narcolepsy, then the FDA has set the normal dose at 200 mg. You will find many brands such as Provigil, Modalert or Modvigil, Modawake, Modaheal and Modafil MD that come in 200 mg tablets.

For Narcolepcy

Modafinil is often used to treat narcolepsy and shift work disorder. If you have narcolepsy and want to try Modafinil brands, it is important to consult your pharmacist beforehand. The recommended modafinil dosage to treat Narcolepcy is 200mg. 
American FDA hasn’t approved Modafinil as an effective treatment of ADHD however it is often used recreationally and according to customer reviews the best dose for ADHD would likely be around 100 mg and 200 mg. 
Americain FDA concluded that the best Modafinil mode is to be taken in two types of doses: 100 mg and 200 mg. Following the results of various studies, Modafinil is usually prescribed in 200 mg doses nevertheless the perfect Modafinil dosage may differ depending on healthy level of each user.  

For Depression

Modafinil has a very high rating in the treatment of Depression. Of course the main treatment course against depression mostly contain anti-depressants, however it is often mixed with modafinil because most of the users affected with depression are feeling tiredness and many other similar effects which are common for shift-work disorder.

The optimal dose for any brand including Modalert, Modvigil, Modawake and Modafil MD varies from individual to individual. Basically, it’s the lowest quantity needed to produce the desired effects. This helps to minimize long-term and short-term unwanted side effects.

You should start low (25-50 mg) and work your way up until you reach that “sweet spot” of effectiveness combined with the lowest side-effects.

For Study
modafinil for study

It’s an experimental process. Choosing the right Modafinil dosage is a subjective matter.

Recreationally modafinil is used for study purposes. Many students are taking modafinil on the daily basis to increase focus, attention and other study skills. According to a number of reviews the most popular dose for study is 100mg daily. 

Now we are going to release a detailed review of each popular dose of modafinil including 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg or 400 mg of Modafinil. We will discuss effects connected to each dose and this will help you make the best choice.


Modafinil 50 mg

50 mg of Modafinil is a quarter of a Modalert, Provigil or Modvigil tab. It can be very effective in boosting creativity and productivity. Extra “points” if taken sublingually.

This dose is enough for the usual day at the office when you need to be extra sharp and can be taken multiple times a day.

If you only start taking modafinil and this is your first time of consumption we recommend to take 50 mg dose at once. It’s just a perfect dose to start if you’re a beginner.

If you feel that 50 mg doesn’t quite produce the desired effects, then you can safely up the dose to 100 mg.


 Modafinil 100 mg

A 100 mg dose can either be a full tablet or a half tablet of Modafinil. If you take Provigil or Modalert brand is will be a single tablet of 100mg dose. Otherwise if you take Modvigil, Modawake, Modaheal and Modafil MD, you will need to split the tablet in 2 parts. 

I personally like to take 100 mg of Modafinil. I want to make sure that I’m stimulated enough to achieve my daily goal of quality writing.  The moment when 100 mg of Modafinil stopped working signaled that it’s time for a one-week break. I can either take Modafinil for multiple days in a row and then stop taking it for a monthly period of time.

Modafinil 200 mg

Most doctors prescribe patients a single modafinil dose of 200 mg to be taken once a day to treat Narcolepcy and shift work disorder. 

If you’re taking Modafinil for cognitive enhancement, avoid starting with 200 mg.

Don’t be greedy. If you feel that you’re getting enough from 100 mg of Modafinil, then you should stay at that level.


Still, if you’re going to take 200 mg of Modafinil in a day, you can also consider splitting doses. It is recommended to take 100 mg of modafinil in the morning and 100 mg in the afternoon. Use some extra sleep aid before in the night, as sleeping may be difficult after 200 mg of Modafinil.

That said, a 200 mg dose of Modafinil will produce more pronounced effects than 100 mg of Modafinil. That doesn’t mean that you’ll get more out of the experience, though.

Sometimes, half a tablet might be your best choice when it comes to “getting in the zone”. Anything above will just lead to more pronounced side-effects (jitteriness, anxiety, restlessness, dehydration).


Modafinil 100 mg or 200 mg?

Anectodal reports seem to vary when it comes to choosing between two 100 mg doses or one 200 mg dose of Modafinil.

Nootropics can be quite quirky. The best approach is to not presume anything before testing and seeing what works best.


Modafinil 400 mg

A 400 mg dose of Modafinil, or two standard Modafinil tablets is considered by many too much. There’s no scientific evidence to support the increased effectiveness of taking 400 mg.

According to  several reviews users have reported anxiety, nausea and headaches when taking 400 mg of Modafinil.

Experienced users may take this much because tolerance has already developed. [R]

This might not be the best choice. As stated above, when feeling that the Modafinil has “lost its magic”, a break is more than welcome.


Determining the right dosage of Modafinil

A common mistake made by beginners is to think that it functions as other stimulants.

“Up the dosage, maximize the effects!”, you would think..

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Some people actually microdose modafinil (taking doses <25 mg). If this works for you, there’s no reason to increase.

Stacking smaller doses with nootropics that potentiate the effects of Modafinil is quite popular