Chemical class: Benzhydryl
- Total: 5 – 10 hours
- Onset: 20 – 60 minutes
- Come up: 20 – 60 minutes
- Peak: 3.5 – 5 hours
- Offset: 1 – 3 hours
- Afterglow: 2 – 6 hours
Not addictive with a low potential for abuse
The median lethal dose at which percentage of participants die (LD5Array) from Modafinil for human beings has never been reached
- Full tolerance is reached develops with prolonged and repeated use
- Decreases to half after 3 – 7 days
- Returns to baseline after 1 – 2 weeks
- Cross-tolerance with all benzhydryl nootropics
- Appetite suppression
- Thought acceleration
- Memory enhancement
- Increased music appreciation
- Focus enhancement
- Time distortion
- Emotion enhancement
WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity.
|Threshold||25 – 50 mg|
|Light||50 – 100 mg|
|Common||100 – 200 mg|
|Strong||200 – 300 mg|
|Heavy||300 mg +|
|Total||5 – 10 hours|
|Onset||20 – 60 minutes|
|Come up||20 – 60 minutes|
|Peak||3.5 – 5 hours|
|Offset||1 – 3 hours|
|After effects||2 – 6 hours|
DISCLAIMER: PW’s dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.
- Stimulation – In terms of its effects on the user’s physical energy levels, Modafinil is commonly considered stimulating and energetic, but can be considered as less stimulating when compared to amphetamine. This stimulation encourages physical movement and activities such as running, playing sports, socializing, and/or exercising. The particular style of stimulation which Modafinil presents can result in jaw clenching, teeth grinding, or other involuntary movements comparable to that of traditional stimulants at high doses, but are manifested much less consistently and intensely when compared to amphetamine or cocaine.
Body odour alteration – Modafinil can leave a very distinct smell of sulphur in one’s urine. This is likely because Modafinil, being a member of the sulphinyl benzhydryl chemical class, contains sulphur in its chemical makeup.
- Body odor alteration – Modafinil can leave a very distinct smell of sulfur in one’s urine. This is likely because Modafinil, being a member of the sulphinyl benzhydryl chemical class, contains sulfur in its chemical makeup.
- Pupil dilation
- Focus enhancement
- Thought acceleration
- Memory enhancement
- Motivation enhancement
- Time distortion
- Emotion enhancement or Emotion suppression
- Increased music appreciation – While Modafinil is capable of producing this effect, it does not do so as reliably as it does with traditional stimulants or entactogens.
Tolerance and addiction potential
The chronic use of Modafinil is not addictive and carries a low potential for abuse. It does not seem to be capable of causing psychological dependence among most users.
Tolerance to many of the effects of Modafinil develops with prolonged and repeated use. This results in users having to administer increasingly large doses to achieve the same effects. After that, it takes about 3 – 7 days for the tolerance to be reduced to half and one – 2 weeks to be back at baseline (in the absence of further consumption). Modafinil may present a cross-tolerance with all benzhydryl nootropics, meaning that after the consumption of Modafinil, all related Eugeroic compounds such as Armodafinil and Adrafinil will display a reduced effect.
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