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Modafinil for the military
600 milligrams - so much modafinil was needed by the pilots of the US Air Force to spend 40 hours without sleep. At the same time, the rate of their reaction and accuracy remained practically at the same level.
In the state of Maryland, the drug is used in long operations by police to improve concentration, and the journal of the Canadian Medical Society claims that in the medicine kit for astronauts on the ISS modafinil is present "in order to optimize performance when fatigued."
Modafinil is a drug from the class of analeptics. The task of this class of drugs is to influence the centers of the medulla oblongata in order to stimulate the vital functions of respiration and circulation. In other words, modafinil invigorates.
Modafinil, as well as adderall and ritalin, most often prescribed with a syndrome of attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy. But in the case of modafinil, it is often used as an amplifier of cognitive abilities.
Modafinil raises the level of histamine and affects the neurotransmitter system of the brain, improving concentration. A similar effect should be familiar to those who suffer from allergies. In such cases, prescribe antihistamines, which act exactly the opposite - lower the level of histamine in the body. For the same reason to drink modafinil allergic is strictly prohibited.
Scientists from Oxford University collected all the studies of modafinil and on their basis conducted a meta-analysis of its action. Of the 267 studies, 92 were screened, as they were tested on animals. Then another 151 due to the fact that there was no validation for the placebo effect. 24 of the 24 remaining studies gave the same results: the subjects were better tested with the flexibility of thinking, working with information and concentration.