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Chronicle AM–April 29, 2014
New York lawmakers have introduced a set of bills to help fight heroin with tougher penalties for dealers, more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increased better coverage for treatment. The six bills would increase penalties for selling opioids …
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Nearly 4 million seriously mentally ill still without insurance
Community–based mental health facilities, like the Riverwood Centers in Minnesota that helped Bruce Echelberry, above, through depression, are facing public funding cuts and closures. Some low-income patients still needing mental health care will …
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Action needed to curb Adderall use among college students
One option that college students choose to boost their concentration and stay up all night is a “study drug” known as Adderall. Adderall is a medication used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is one of the most common …
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Doesn't ADD Up: Doctors behind ADHD study question drug treatment
Behavioral therapy, meanwhile, focuses on developing a child's long-term academic and social skills. According to psychologist Ruth Hughes of the advocacy group Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, medication may make a …
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Treating ADHD only with drugs questioned
Twenty years ago, more than a dozen leaders in child psychiatry received $ 11 million to study an important question facing families with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Is the best long-term treatment medication, behavioral …
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Question by : What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Carim 100 mg?
I am intrigued specifically what are the benefits and drawbacks of having Modafinil 200 mg? Many thanks much.

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Answer by Colin
Carim is just another name for modafinil… the only difference in yours is 100mg is half the dose of the 200mg tablets.

In the United States, modafinil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration only for the treatment of narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea and shift work sleep disorder. In some countries, it is also approved for idiopathic hypersomnia (all forms of excessive daytime sleepiness where causes can’t be established). The usual prescribed dosage for these disorders is 200 mg once a day (less commonly, 100 to 400 mg/day in one or two doses).

For conditions other than shift work sleep disorder, modafinil is normally taken in one dose in the morning or in two doses in the morning and at midday. It is generally not recommended to take modafinil after noon: modafinil is a relatively long-acting drug with a half-life of 15 hours, and taking it during the later part of the day carries a risk of sleep disturbances

Despite extensive research into the interaction of modafinil with a large number of neurotransmitter systems, a precise mechanism or set of mechanisms of action remains unclear. It seems that modafinil, like other stimulants, increases the release of monoamines, specifically the catecholamines norepinephrine and dopamine, from the synaptic terminals. However, modafinil also elevates hypothalamic histamine levels, leading some researchers to consider Modafinil a “wakefulness promoting agent” rather than a classic amphetamine-like stimulant. Despite modafinil’s histaminergic action, it still partially shares the actions of amphetamine-class stimulants due to its effects on norepinephrine and dopamine.

A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) study highlighted “the need for heightened awareness for potential abuse of and dependence on modafinil in vulnerable populations” due to the drug’s effect on dopamine in the brain’s reward center. However, the synergistic actions of modafinil on both catecholaminergic and histaminergic pathways lowers abuse potential as compared to traditional stimulant drugs while maintaining the effectiveness of the drug as a wakefulness promoting agent. Studies have suggested that modafinil “has limited potential for large-scale abuse” and “does not possess an addictive potential in naive individuals.”

Modafinil was shown to be an effective treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),however in 2006 it was found by the FDA to be unfit for use by children for that purpose. It was rejected primarily due to one suspected case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Cephalon’s own label for Provigil now discourages its use by children for any purpose. Other potentially effective, but unapproved targets include the treatment of depression, bipolar depression,opiate & cocaine dependence,Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and disease-related fatigue, as well as fatigue that is the side effect of another medication.

In most countries, here is a paper sheet with this sort of information with the tablets. If not, you really should discuss what you need to know with the pharmacist. Although pharmacists are sometimes called chemists, they are rather different and have specific traning in the areas.

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Inhalant Addiction Treatment and Inhalant Rehab Announced by Recovery
Overusing an inhalant of any type could be identified as substance abuse. This is … Their addiction treatment experience has shown that anyone is capable of achieving lasting recovery and physical, mental and spiritual freedom from the disease of …
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Ritalin Shows Promise in Treating Addiction
June 27, 2013 — A single dose of a commonly-prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction, according to an imaging study conducted by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at …
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Florida House Experience Embraces New Video Production to Show How
We are excited to be able to share this information with the public in the South Florida area, but more importantly we are ready to help treat the individuals who are affected by the disease of addiction in our community. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB …
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Treating addicts with medicine, respect
The duration and type of treatment for opiate addiction should be determined by the patient's history and the severity of the drug addiction, not by arbitrary limits set in law. We've had enough of uninformed debates about whether it's right to treat …
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Hicks: Lindsay Lohan still taking drugs
Lindsay Lohan is still on drugs. According to TMZ, the Betty Ford Center is allowing Lohan to take her prescription Adderall for her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This was a point of contention when prosecutors were negotiating terms of …
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Celebrities: Lindsay Lohan rehab center lost license a year ago
The official said: "It is a violation of the State law to operate a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in California without a license. Morningside does not have a license." Lohan reportedly chose Morningside at the last minute because the …
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