Can you buy Modafinil in the Philippines?

We’ve all been there before: awake at night, restless, struggling to get to sleep.

…that one sleepless night (or two or ten?) where we had to rush for an important deadline or finish a school project, or study for that important midterms and the coffee really just would not cut it.

Not being able to finish the tasks could be very detrimental to our performance, and might even cost us our jobs.

Sadly, the problems do not end there.

Sleep deprivation has a lot of dangerous effects – but where do we find help?

The level of work expected of Millennials in this day and age require a certain amount of flexibility, with almost no time for rest and relaxation.

Luckily smart drugs like Modafinil can help us conquer those sleep woes and give us that extra dose of energy that we need.

However, we have to arm ourselves with the knowledge needed to use such a drug – so what does happen when we have lack of sleep?

What happens during sleep deprivation?

Dr. Chris Idzikowski of the Edinburgh Sleep Center says we tend to sleep late due to watching TV, texting, or listening to music as “junk sleep”.

In a statement published in the website of the Sleep Council, Idzikowski said that junk sleep is sleep that is less than the quality or eight-hour minimum needed for the brain to rest, in order for a person to function well.

According to Dr. Rosalito de Guzman of the University of Santo Tomas, we have our own biological clock or Circadian rhythm, which governs with our individual sleep-wake cycle.

“Teenagers, who are used to sleeping late, wake up late in the morning. If they wake up and go to school early, they tend to sleep in class to compensate for their lack of sleep, or they don’t wake up early at all.”

Guzman says that sleeping is the body’s way of replenishing lost energy during the day. Other than making up for lost energy, it also provides other important functions like fostering creativity and improving the performance of tasks.

In a study published last 2004 in Nature journal, scientists from the University of Luebeck in Germany demonstrated the importance of adequate sleep in fostering creativity.

Another study conducted at Harvard showed that sleep is necessary in improving our tasks and that sleep deprivation dramatically impairs our ability to learn new information.

Lack of sleep causes decreased activity in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that is necessary for learning and memory, which may lead to a flawed short-term memory.

The Sleep Council also provided other possible effects of “junk” sleep such weight gain, which is 73 per cent more likely to occur when our sleep quality suffers. Lack of sleep also suppresses the immune system, which makes the body more susceptible to diseases.

What is Modafinil?

Modafinil is part of a class of drug called nootropics, or “smart drugs.” It was developed as a drug to treat narcolepsy, which is a disease where people fall asleep randomly during the day.

It can help you stay alert and awake for an extended period of time without experiencing mental fatigue. This is why many students opt to take it before all-nighters.

In normal healthy adults, Modafinil reduces fatigue levels, improves motivation, shortens reaction time, and heightens vigilance and reasoning skills. More than that, Modafinil helps us make better decisions.

A study at Cambridge showed that Modafinil improves our ability to make good decisions by helping us better-control impulses.

Through Modafinil, it can help you achieve a higher sense of alertness that offers a clear mind.

Reviews and experience reports have compared Modafinil to NZT-48, as in that drug from the movie Limitless. What’s better is that Modafinil is actually non-addictive.

But how does it work?

Modafinil is a cognitive enhancer, it works in the brain by increasing adrenergic, dopaminergic and histaminergic activity.

Modafinil blocks dopamine transporters in the brain, which remove dopamine from synapses. This increases the amount of dopamine available in our brain and makes us more creative.

Having few dopamine receptors lead to less filtering and more information. Like caffeine, Modafinil can make us more focused and our brains more discriminatory.

Modafinil also elevates hypothalamic histamine levels, which, unlike antihistamines, makes a user more awake and, according to some studies, more sexually active. With the aid of increasing norepinephrine in the hypothalamus, brain activity is increased and help us have more control over our actions.

Modafinil, too, can be a mood regulating drug by fixing our serotonin levels. It also helps in memory improvement and the ability to use emotion in learning, and stimulate neurogenesis or the birth of new neurons.

Glutamate is also elevated when we use Modafinil, which is critical for learning and brain plasticity as it is the “main” excitatory neurotransmitter. This is essential for regulating normal cognitive function including attention and memory.

Is Modafinil legal?

Modafinil is sold in the United States under the brand name Provigil and is considered a scheduled drug, meaning you need a prescription to obtain it legally. You can bring up to 50 pills into the country, provided you have a prescription with you.

Modafinil is also a prescription drug in other countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, Sweden, and others.

While some users have claimed to have imported Modafinil for personal use through online pharmacies and store, it’s not without risk. For example, it is only allowed to import in the United States only if you have DEA authorization, with or without a prescription.

Yet, you can easily get it shipped to your doorstep from online suppliers like Modafinil XL.

How do you buy Modafinil in the Philippines?

You can buy Modafinil from Denmark’s NeuroPharm brand. An entire bottle of 60pcs could be purchased for PHP 4,000. 30 pcs are sold for PHP 2,250, and a piece of Modafinil could be purchased for PHP 90.

Modafinil purchase is also available through Nootropics.ph, which sells 10 pills or PHP 1,300, 20 pills for PHP 2,480, 50 pills for PHP 5,850, and 100 pills for PHP 10,400. This is in the form of Modalert 200, a more generic version of Provigil by India’s Sun Pharma.

Editor’s Note: As of August 2016, Nootropics.ph has closed up shop. Thanks to Corpina reader Vincent for pointing this out.

Update: We found another option for buying Modafinil in the Phils: Smart Drug PH. The Modafinil from Denmark’s NeuroPharm brand is available at their store, Smart Drug Pharmacy, known as Smart Drug PH.

They also sell Modalert 200 and Armodafinil at a very low cost with discounts for repeat customers.

Smart Drug PH has been selling Modafinil in the Philippines since 2013 and, from the sound of it, they’ve built strong relationships with their customers.

What is Adrafinil?

Adrafinil is a legal version of Modafinil that has similar effects but is significantly weaker. The reason for this is that Adrafinil is converted into Modafinil in the body.

The manufacturer of Modafinil originally developed Adrafinil first when looking for drugs that would keep people awake.

Once direct synthesis of Modafinil was made possible, they ceased production of Adrafinil and focused exclusively on Modafinil, eventually marketing it in the US as Provigil.

Most people who want the benefits of Modafinil but don’t want the risk often turn to Adrafinil, which is legal to use, buy and possess without a prescription (you can still buy Adrafinil legally online without a prescription here).

Worth it?

Modafinil is worth trying, especially if you haven’t tried smart drugs yet. Of course, you shouldn’t be totally reliant on them, as these products are more effective coupled with a healthy diet and lifestyle, but the lifestyle improvement Modafinil provides is a worthy investment.

Sleep deprivation could lead to serious side-effects such as weight loss, lack of concentration and lack of focus that could be detrimental to our performance.

Modafinil is a nootropic, which can help us function better by boosting neurotransmitters and help us become more active and sleep-resistant. Yet when it comes to productivity, Modafinil is as effective as caffeine, and more effective than many other smart drugs because it provides noticeable benefits without many side-effects.

Despite its rather costly price, it may be a good idea to try Modafinil for a month and see the results for yourself. This is especially the case given we are living in an age where sleepless nights aren’t really something easy to escape – and what better way to conquer such trials with the help of a smart drug as reliable as Modafinil?

Though a bit costly, Modafinil is used and recommended by numerous experts in different industries.

If you end up buying it in the Philippines through Nootropics.ph, or through some other vendor, please leave a comment below and let me know how it went!

Further reading:

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Vincent - August 27, 2016


Just an update.. nootropicsph is no longer selling modafinil..


you can check this one..also selling it and have some very good service 🙂

    Dan - August 27, 2016

    Thanks for the heads up Vincent and for letting me know about SmartTropics. However, I’m hesitant to include it — the website is a wix home page with a single YouTube video… Kinda sketchy!

Vince - August 29, 2016

With regard to ModafinilCat, if memory serves me right, they used to ship to the Philippines, but after checking it recently it looks like Philippines has been added to their no-ship list of countries, could this have something to do with the closing of nootropics.ph? (please correct me if I’m wrong)

I also recommend checking out this site: http://www.littlebiggy.com (RxRex)

    Dan - August 29, 2016

    Hey Vince, good points all around and thanks for sharing the site.

    The ban on Modafinil in the Philippines might also have to do with the new government and its general crackdown on drug dealers. Even small dealers are being hunted and killed — so it would make sense that Modafinil sellers might want to close up shop.


    Definitely something to keep an eye on, both for Filipinos and expats traveling to the Philippines with Modafinil in tow.

Psychiatrist - December 14, 2016

I’ve been using Modafinil for the past 3 years, where I’ve originally taken Provigil (the original drug) with a prescription. Unfortunately, it was too expensive, so I resolved to using the generic ModAlert which was effective depending on the source.
I’ve ordered the “authentic” 30 Modafinil tablets (P3,000) from SmartDrug.ph earlier this year, and all I received was a fake. A generic drug is still considered a fake. A scam if you must, given that I didn’t ordered the generic ones. I’ve reprimanded them for a refund, but they never responded. I’ve tried taking the generic drug, and being a long-time user of Modafinil, it DOES NOT have any effects whatsoever and just left me very nauseous. It could be dangerous!
Never take a generic pill of Modafinil. Or better yet, NEVER order from SmartDrug.ph!!!

For now, it’s relatively difficult to order these prescribed drugs illegally with the current war on drugs. So, just depend on natural sources such as broccoli, which is very rich in choline, and blueberries. Also caffeine.
But I warn you now, DO NOT fall for these lousy and pathetic scams. Your health and life is way more important than a good deal of a cognitive enhancer.

    May - March 4, 2017

    Thank you for posting this information.

mary ann mamac - April 20, 2017

Gud day sir and ma’am ,,, anyway , i need to buy a modafinil for smarter.but I did not know where I buy …let me know where is the location or name of the company online please!!!!

    Dan - April 20, 2017

    Hello Mary Ann,

    Try one of these:

    1. Duckdose
    2. AfinilExpress

    If you want to know more about each of them, I reviewed the sites here: Duckdose Review and AfinilExpress Review.

    Good luck!

    Travis - December 14, 2018

    bought from here very good price with promo and cod service very legit👍

      Jocelyn Beira - January 2, 2019

      hi can you give me the site where I can purchase modafinil?
      For Philippines.

SmartDrugPh - November 22, 2017

Hello everyone!

SmartDrugPh has been in the Business since 2013 and never had a problem, we resolve our issues equally and fairly and will not do things that others are claiming. If you encounter problems with us pls provide your name and number so we can check our records and fix your issue in a nice and professional manner.

SmartDrugPh carry different brands of Modafinil and Armodafinil (Modalert, Modvigil, Artvigil, Waklert and Generic Danish Modafinil-which you’re claiming to be fake while infact some Modalert users already switched to this one).

Generic medicines are not fake, they are infact exactly the same dosage, intended use, effects, side effects, route of administration, risks, safety, and strength as the original drug. In other words, their pharmacological effects are exactly the same as those of their brand-name counterparts.

The only branded modafinil is Provigil and armodafinil is Nuvigil, the company brings a new drug onto the market, the firm has already spent substantial money on research, development, marketing and promotion of the drug. A patent is granted that gives the company that developed the drug an exclusive right to sell the drug as long as the patent is in effect. That is why Branded medicines are very much expensive.

As the patent nears expiration, manufacturers can apply to the FDA for permission to make and sell generic versions of the drug; and without the startup costs for development of the drug, other companies can afford to make and sell it more cheaply. When multiple companies begin producing and selling a drug, the competition among them can also drive the price down even further.

So there’s No truth in the myths that generic drugs are manufactured in poorer-quality facilities or are inferior in quality to brand-name drugs. The FDA applies the same standards for all drug manufacturing facilities, and many companies manufacture both brand-name and generic drugs. In fact, the FDA estimates that 50% of generic drug production is by brand-name companies.

So again, all Modafinils and Armodafinils available here in the Philippines are already generic brands. The only Branded Modafinil you can have is Provigil and the Branded Armodafinil is Nuvigil.

Pls pm us for questions and inquiries:
09166766774 or visit our website http://www.smartdrugph.com

Marcus - December 7, 2017

Been to Philippines for quite some time and ordered my modafinil at http://www.modafinilph.com much cheaper than the other local vendor. Legit seller and deliver fast, they even offer cash on delivery, wow!

P - July 29, 2018

Hi is it totally legal here in the Philippines? Like you can’t get arrested for buying it? Will you test positive in drug test?

    Travis - December 14, 2018

    yes definitely legal in the philippines.. it is classified under the grey area meaning no classification yet by fda.. so its like food suppliment in category no worries..


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