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Armodafinil

Definition of the noun Armodafinil

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noun

  1. A stimulant-like drug, an active enantiomer of modafinil, being investigated for the treatment of various conditions such as depression, fatigue, and schizophrenia.

Explanation

Armodafinil is the enantiopure of the wakefulness-promoting agent, or eugeroic, modafinil. It consists of just the--enantiomer of the racemic modafinil. Armodafinil is produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc. and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2007.

  • also known as Nuvigil

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Google previewNarcolepsy (2016)

A Clinical Guide by Meeta Goswami, Michael J. Thorpy, S.R. Pandi-Perumal

Derived from modafinil, armodafinil is an improved version. While modafinil...

The elimination half-life of the S-enantiomer is three times faster than the R- enantiomer and therefore armodafinil is a longer acting medication than modafinil [50].

Google previewIssues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition (2012)

Armodafinil is a wakepromoting agent approved in 2007 by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of excessive sleepiness arising from narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA; even after optimal treatment for the underlying ...

Google previewSaunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015 (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Armodafinil is a stimulantlike drug produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc., which was approved by...

Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consisting of just the active (−)(R)enantiomer of the racemic drug modafinil ( Provigil).

Google previewIntroduction to Pharmacology (2016)

Pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmacology by CTI Reviews

Armodafinil: Armodafinil is a stimulantlike drug produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc., which was approved by the FDA on June 15, 2007. Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consistingofjust the active (−)(R)enantiomer of the ...

Google previewLehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Armodafinil is a stimulantlike drug produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc., which was approved by...

Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consisting of just the active (−)(R)enantiomer of the racemic drug modafinil ( Provigil).

Google previewPharmacology, A Nursing Process Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Armodafinil: Armodafinil is a stimulantlike drug produced by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc., which was approved by the FDA on June 15, 2007. Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consistingofjust the active (−)(R)enantiomer of the ...

Google previewPharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (2017)

by Jacqueline Rhoads

Armodafinil is an enantiomer of modafinil and, therefore, has very similar effects to modafinil. Once therapy is initiated and optimized, patients should ...

Google previewPrimer of Drug Action (2016)

Psychology, Abnormal psychology by CTI Reviews

Armodafinil: Armodafinil isa stimulantlike drugproduced bythepharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc., which was approved by the FDA on June 15, 2007. Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consisting of justthe active (−)(R)enantiomer of the ...

Google previewDrugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (2016)

by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Craig V. Towers, Alicia B. Forinash

Armodafinil is a lipophilic agent that is extensively metabolized to apparently inactive metabolites. The drug is moderately bound (about 60%) to plasma proteins, primarily albumin, and the terminal half-life is about 15 hours (1). Reproduction ...

Google previewNeuropsychopharmacology of Psychosis: Relation of Brain Signals, Cognition and Chemistry (2015)

by André Schmidt, Stefan Borgwardt

Armodafinil is a longer-lasting isomer of modafinil, which is an alertness- promoting medication with mechanisms of action different from those of amphetamine (62) and has been found to improve cognition in healthy subjects and adults with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (2010)

by Charles Pollak, Michael J. Thorpy, Jan Yager

armodafinil (Nuvigil) Single-isomer formulation (R-enantiomer) of racemic modafinil, the WAKE- FULNESS-promoting pharmaceutical marketed as Nuvigil is used to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Nuvigil AKA: Armodafinil. Alongerlasting variant of Provigil, it is prescribed for the treatmentof narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea. Armodafinil is the active form(the Renantiomer)ofthe racemic modafinil. Effects: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes] (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

Argentinean dream reports Argentinian dream reports Aristides, Aelius Aristotle Armodafinil Arousal disorders Arousal influences(in acute ...

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