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.
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