Articles under Adrafinil


  • Eugeroics—Viagra® for the brain?

    Adrafinil (Olmifon®/ Adra-Pro™), modafinil (Provigil®/ Moda-Pro™), and armodafinil (Nuvigil®) are three members of a class of drugs known as eugeroic’s (“eugregorique” means “good arousal” in French).1 The term was proposed in 1987 by Jouvet, to characterize the arousal, vigilance-enhancing, anti-depressant effects of adrafinil, the first drug in this class. Adrafinil was developed in France in the late 1970s by Louis Lafon Laboratories. One of the most striking behavioral re...
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By Marios Kyriazis, M.D.   One of the most controversial syndromes of modern times is what we now call ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD). This is a behavioural condition which has implications well beyond behaviour. As its name suggests, the condition includes being hyperactive, restless and fidgety, with a short attention span, as well being impulsive, anxious, a bad sleeper and experiencing ‘lea...
  • Smart drugs and nutrients, an interview with Ward Dean, M.D.

    Smart drugs and nutrients, an interview with Ward Dean, M.D. Phil Micans interviews Dr. Ward Dean, who is perhaps best known to the public for his two best-selling books on ‘Smart Drugs & Nutrients’ (versions I and II) in the early 1990’s. Dr. Dean graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1967, and served in the Infantry for six years, posted to both Airborne and Ranger forces. He obtained his medical degree from Han Yang University in Korea in 1978, and re...
  • Synergistic Programs - Sleep Improvement

    Synergistic Programs - Sleep Improvement Stage 1:Melatonin tablets: 3mg to 6mg at bedtime. Melatonin helps to rebalance the circadian rhythms (the day-night cycle), as a result deeper REM sleep is improved and the individual feels more refreshed the following day. Remember that light entering the eye destroys melatonin, so it is important to be in bed, in darkness within 15-minutes of taking the melatonin.L-Tryptophan ca...
  • Eugeroics, the Ultimate Stimulants?

    Eugeroics, the Ultimate Stimulants? Ed.- We are grateful to Dr. Mason for providing us with this update about the eugeroic drugs- adrafinil and modafinil. It is extracted from the New Millennium Guide To Anti-Aging Medicine, which can be purchased from IAS and contains 40 of the most important an...