Can You Buy Modafinil In Venezuela?
Just about everyone has at least heard the name “Modafinil” today, and if you’re here digging for information, chances are you already know a bit of general information.
It started out as a prescription pharmaceutical that was created in the 1970s to combat sleep disorders. Decades later it came to the market and was prescribed to narcoleptics. Nowadays, prescription use only counts for a fraction of the individuals that take Modafinil.
Many more are using it for off-label purposes, to gain a productivity boost, and to enhance their ability to work far beyond what they might have been able to achieve otherwise.
No surprise in any of that, and it’s probably already old hat.
What about Venezuela? It’s a prescription drug, right? So how are people getting it for off-label use?
Physicians in general are leery about recommending drugs for off-label use, and when it comes to Modafinil, you can’t go a week without reading an article with derisive quotes from a doctor decrying that individuals are using it for supplemental purposes.
So what’s going on? How are people getting Modafinil?
Is there an alternative in the event that you can’t obtain it easily? Relax, we’ve got you covered, we’re going to dive in and learn some of the answers to these pressing questions.
In this article:
Is Modafinil Really A Miracle Drug?
First, though, let’s clear the air. Even though some physicians might be overstating the potential negatives that come with Modafinil, it’s true that people shouldn’t go into their search with a skewed perspective about what it is and what it can do.
Thanks to Hollywood movies like Limitless, the “smart-drug” hype surrounding it, has made things less clear to people trying to get an accurate view about Modafinil, so we’ll start with the basics.
It’s a eugeroic, meaning it helps stave off feelings of fatigue and sleepiness.
That’s the reason it’s usually prescribed to narcoleptics, because it can assist them with staying awake during the day and allows them to fall asleep naturally at night and maintain a healthier sleep schedule.
Now, as you’ve probably surmised, that isn’t the only thing that Modafinil does, otherwise, people wouldn’t be clamoring to get their hands on it to use it as a supplement.
You’re correct. Modafinil is also a cognitive enhancer, meaning it helps boost mental acuity and allows users to perform complex tasks with greater ease and improved decision making.
It can increase working memory, improve reaction time, and even motivate people to work more.
If you want to transform yourself into a busy little bee for a few hours, this is one of the most effective ways to do it.
Used short-term, there aren’t many side effects, but some mild ones do exist.
When first starting Modafinil, you might notice an uptick in headaches and anxiety, for instance. By and large, though, it’s manageable, and there is a low risk for dependency and abuse.
It’s no secret that many governments throughout the world often prescribe drugs to members of the military to give them an edge in performance. The United States Air Force is among those agencies. For years, pilots and other members of the military have been given uppers, downers and everything in between in an effort to improve their ability and enhance performance. A recent study of sleep-deprived pilots revealed that with Modafinil, pilots were able to maintain a high level of focus and mental acuity in spite of being deprived of sleep for as long as 27 hours.
Most importantly, Modafinil had a positive effect on pilot’s performance without anywhere near as many side effects as other, riskier drugs. So, if it’s good enough for highly trained pilots in the U.S military, it’s safe to assume it should be good enough for you, as well.
The Science Behind Modafinil’s Off-Label Usage
Since Modafinil hit the market, a number of studies have been conducted relating to both it’s on-label and off-label usage. For the most part, those studies have had some very positive conclusions about the use of Modafinil as a “smart drug”.
When studied, Modafinil didn’t do much to improve test subjects ability to complete simple tasks, but it did decrease latency and improve their recognition memory and spatial reasoning. Other studies have shown that Modafinil had a positive effect on more complex tasks such as decision making and planning. One such study concluded that “Enhancement of executive functions is the primary aim of many people seeking and developing neuroenhancement, and Modafinil has anecdotally been thought to exert the largest effect on them.” In other words: yes, there’s plenty of evidence validating Modafinil’s use as a “smart drug.”
The Pharmacology of Modafinil
Researchers don’t understand all the inner workings of Modafinil. They have studied it extensively, though, and they do know enough to give you a big picture on how it operates.
It interacts with the nervous system and different neurotransmitters in the body associated with wakefulness and fatigue, leading to its various properties.
For example, it can inhibit GABA, which is responsible for making us feel sleepy. It can alter dopamine levels, producing the slight mood altering effects.
It’s much like cocaine in that regard, but not as intense, so users don’t feel high when taking it.
Modafinil also works on the same system in the body that affects adrenaline output, which may explain why it helps users feel alert and attentive.
It is similar to amphetamines in some of its mechanism, but there are some differences. For one, it doesn’t cause the sleep debt that coming down from amphetamines usually triggers.
After using Modafinil, it is not common to experience this phenomenon, rebound hypersomnia, and you can get back to sleeping normally.
This is a somewhat tricky question, but the fact remains that in much of the world Modafinil exists in the legal gray area. It’s not outright illegal, but it is regulated and often requires a prescription in order to possess and buy.
Even in places with more strict rules, though, some Modafinil isn’t likely to earn you jail time (unless we’re talking about Russia). It probably won’t even prompt a visit from the cops.
If you order it from an online source and it’s stopped at customs, they’ll probably just seize your package and be done with it.
The United States allows for Modafinil use, as long as you have a prescription.
You can purchase it under the brand name Provigil or bring amounts of the drug back from abroad if you declare it properly.
In Japan, they take a more strident approach, as the drug is more tightly controlled. It’s harder to ship to the country from online vendors, but still possible.
Users have reported being able to get some packages without issue, while others have had their Modafinil seized and the authorities asking them questions.
Venezuela, for its part, allows for Modafinil use. You can obtain it from online retailers, and many will ship directly to the country. This policy makes Venezuela one of the easiest countries to obtain the drug without a prescription.