Modafinil, as one of the most popular drugs today, has many generics produced by various reputable companies around the world. Since it proved to be very effective, numerous manufacturers were hardly waiting for a patent license to expire, so they can deliver this medicine under their name, i.e., as a generic version.
Modalert and Modvigil are both generics of Modafinil; we can freely say that Modalert is more popular than Modvigil due to its quality and positive history of user experiences. Both drugs are manufactured by companies stationed in India. Modalert is a brand of Sun Pharma, while HAB Pharma is in charge of the production of Modvigil.
Although Modalert and Modvigil are both generics and have significantly lower prices than original Modafinil, the HAB Pharma's product is even cheaper than its competitors. Modvigil has even lower price than Modalert, and this is probably because the Modvigil's producers want to compete for a market share with Sun Pharma.
Nevertheless, Sun Pharma is a highly successful and recognized pharmaceutical company in India; HAB Pharma probably wants "a part of the market cake." However, because the producer of Modalert is more successful than its competitor, more resources are embedded in the things like quality control and marketing; in this way, Sun Pharma ensures their market share.
User experiences with Modalert and Modvigil
Given that Modvigil is a relatively new product on the market, the company has to work hard on its improvement. By researching numerous forums and blogs to come up with different user experience with these brands, we notice that some of them report unwanted effects while use Modvigil such as allergic reactions (itching, redness and skin rash), but these are probably individual cases in which a histamine reaction has occurred.
Also, there are many comments about how Modvigil users do not always get the same effect, although they use an unchanged dose of the drug while experience with Modalert is exclusively positive. As one of the many advantages of Modalert, users are point out its fast action, even after half an hour. Most users felt the first effects during the first hour after taking Modalert, and one of them has described this experience as "additional waking and influx of concentration". In case of Modvigil, the action period is almost the same, but its half-life is a bit shorter. While in Modalert it lasts up to 14 hours, in Modvigil, effects begin to fade after 8 hours.
Some users reported this as a positive thing in Modvigil. The shorter half-life is, the less is the chance of negative effects such as sleep disorders. It applies to users who consumed these pills early in the morning, so their effects last for a whole day.
It is essential to understand that every organism is different and there will be various reactions to the drug. It is common that one dose does not suit everyone, and that the exact amount will not have the same half-life in two different individuals. It depends on many factors.
What does it mean? It means that each medicine should have a chance. A few days is enough to test whether or not a particular medicine works for you. Modalert and Modvigil are affordable but effective pills. Although their original purpose is the same as in Modafinil (the treatment of narcolepsy and cognitive disorders such as ADHD), most consumers of these two generics use it as a smart drug. Since both can be purchased online without a prescription, they can be easily tested.
As for side effects, they can be individual too. Most of them, such as tiredness, loss of appetite or a headache, are nothing more than reactions of the organism to the new substance. Nausea and dizziness can also occur, but these symptoms should pass very quickly.
Since users mostly purchase Modalert and Modwigil over-the-counter, they must take care of before-mentioned signs of allergic reaction; in that case, urgent medical help is crucial. It is essential to find out whether these drugs interact with any therapy you are currently taking, or in which conditions use of Modalert and Modvigil is not recommended.
What are other differences between Modalert and Modvigil?
The active ingredient of Modalert and Modvigil is the same, but the fillers are different. They should be neutral in order not to interact with the active component Modafinil, but there are obviously different reactions of users to these inactive ingredients, but they notice differences.
If one company wants to produce generics, it must comply with several rules:
- They shouldn't use the original product name or the packaging. Provigil (Modafinil) is protected by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA; in Europe, Modafinil is distributed under the name Modiodal. Modalert and Modvigil are names that are adapted to the voice area from where generics come from.
- Generics should contain the active ingredient in the same quantity as the original medicine. This issue is often very debatable because generics users report different side effects compared to the brand name drug; companies might not adhere to these guidelines in total. Users often express doubts that Modvigil is nothing more than a pure placebo or sugar pill, as the positive effect is often missing.
People who choose to use one of the generic versions of Modafinil will probably not notice the difference, but more experienced users agree that Modalert is stronger than Modvigil. The recommended dose of both drugs is 200mg; that's how much of the active ingredient both products should contain.
"Professional" users of smart drugs recommend that beginners start with a weaker variant so that you later switch to Modalert, which happens to be stronger. However, we point out again, the experiences are individual; apart from personal testing, there is no better way to see the effectiveness of these drugs. This article is informative and does not provide guidance on which drug is better and why; it only summarizes various user impressions.