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J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2015 Jan-Mar;6(1):49-50. doi: 10.4103/0976-500X.149149.

A rare case modafinil dependence.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2
Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Modafinil, a non-amphetamine psychostimulant, is indicated for narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder and severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Modafinil is prescribed at the dose of 100 mg once in a day or as two doses, 12 h apart in a day. It has also been found that it reduces cocaine dependence and withdrawal phenomenon. Modafinil is claimed to have very low liability for abuse and dependence. Here we report a rare case of modafinil dependence.

KEYWORDS:

Drug dependence; modafinil; psychostimulant

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