Mixing Modafinil With Concerta
Prescription psycho-stimulants like Modafinil and Concerta are very addictive, especially when combined together for the purpose of substance abuse.
Modafinil is a unique drug used to treat excessive sleepiness that is caused by narcolepsy and also shifts work sleep disorder. Narcolepsy is a condition that causes unwarranted daytime sleepiness and shift work sleep disorder which is sleepiness during waking hours that is caused by people who work night or rotating shifts. Modafinil belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants that are used to promote wakefulness.
Concerta, or methylphenidate, is a prescription central nervous system stimulant. It affects certain chemicals in the brain that contribute to impulse control and hyperactivity. It is commonly used also to treat narcolepsy and also attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For those with ADHD, it increases the ability to stay focused and pay attention, improves listening skills, and control any behavioral problems.
Dangers of Mixing Modafinil and Concerta
It is never recommended to take more than one prescription stimulant at any time, especially for those who are taking either drug without a prescription and to abuse it. Many people take these two drugs together because they believe this will improve their mental ability and help them to perform at a higher level. They believe that doubling up on stimulants essentially means double the amount of benefits.
However, there is no actual proof that this is the case. Since these are both stimulant medications that perform similar functions, that means they will also have similar side effects. When these two are combined, you are more likely to feel these side effects at a much higher capacity. Heightened side effects prevalent with both Modafinil and Concerta include things like headaches, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, nausea, upset stomach, decreased appetite, and sleep problems to name a few. It is never a good idea to mix any two prescription stimulants and just one of them can be dangerous and addicting enough.
Side Effects of Mixing Modafinil and Concerta
There are also some serious long-term side effects involved with stimulant abuse, especially if you are combining them. These can include:
- Permanent and irreversible damage to the blood vessels of the brain and heart causing high blood pressure that can lead to stroke, heart attacks, and death
- Damage to the liver, kidneys, and lungs
- Malnutrition and weight loss due to a decrease in appetite
- Disorientation and confusion caused by exhaustion
- Strong psychological dependence, also known as addiction
- Brain damage
Prescription stimulants like Modafinil and Concerta are extremely addictive. When someone resorts to mixing the two, a real problem is on their hands. Stopping prescription stimulants like these is very difficult to do on your own. Stimulants are meant to produce an overabundance of dopamine in the brain. This chemical is known for its ability to produce pleasure. After abuse of Modafinil and Concerta has continued for a while, the brain no longer produces its normal amount of dopamine because the drug has now taken its place.
When the medications are stopped, withdrawal symptoms will set in. This is why stopping on your own can be so hard. Your body has created a physical, and mental, dependency and your body no require you to continue drug use or feel the side effects of withdrawal.
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