Vilafinil is a drug from the class of analeptics. The task of this class of drugs is to influence the centers of the medulla oblongata in order to stimulate the vital functions of respiration and blood circulation. In other words, modafinil invigorates.
Vilafinil, as well as Adderall and Ritalin, are most often prescribed for patients with attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy. But in the case of modafinil, it is often used as an amplifier of cognitive abilities.
Vilafinil increases histamine levels and affects the neurotransmitter system of the brain, improving concentration. A similar effect should be familiar to those who suffer from allergies. In such cases, prescribe antihistamines, which act exactly the opposite – lower the level of histamine in the body. For the same reason, it is strictly forbidden to drink modafinil to allergies.
Scientists from the University of Oxford collected all the research of modafinil and based on them conducted a meta-analysis of its actions. Of the 267 studies, 92 were weeded out, as they were tested on animals. Then another 151 due to the fact that there was no test for the placebo effect. 24 of the 24 remaining studies yielded the same results: experimental subjects were better able to pass tests related to flexibility of thinking, working with information and concentration.