Modalert vs Modvigil vs Waklert vs Artvigil

The various versions of Modafinil and Armodafinil. From left to right (Modalert, Modvigil, Waklert, Artvigil.)

I’ve been on quite the Modafinil binge the past month leading to insane levels of productivity in my work and in my nootropics research. I like to take nootropics and simultaneously research them while I am experiencing their effects.

When you begin to study Modafinil you begin to realize there are many different variants of the compound sold through various pharmacies. It becomes confusing to figure out which version you should buy or start with.

I did the research so you didn’t have to. Below I break down each individual variant of Modafinil.


Perhaps the most common form of Modafinil available through popular vendors like Duck Dose. Modalert is simply a branded form of Modafinil sold by Sun Pharma Pharmacies. Sun Pharma is a massive multinational Pharmacy located in India. Sun Pharma synthesizes many pharmaceutical formulas and is well known and trusted in the industry. Modalert is the Sun Pharma version of Modafinil.


Modvigil is Modafinil synthesized by HAB Pharmaceuticals. HAB Pharma is a much smaller company than Sun Pharma. Despite this, their version of Modafinil is held in high regard and is similar in quality to Modalert. Modvigil is slightly less expensive than Modalert so many users choose this product over Modalert.


Waklert is Armodafinil synthesized by Sun Pharma. Armodafinil is considered a much more efficient version of Modafinil with longer lasting effects. Also, where 200mg of Modafinil is needed only 150mg of Armodafinil is required due to this efficiency.


Artvigil is Armodafinil produced by HAB Pharma. You are probably beginning to see a pattern here. There are 2 companies producing all the Modafinil in the market and they manufacture both Modafinil AND Armodafinil with the latter being a slightly updated and more efficient compound.

What version of Modafinil to choose?

I’ve been lucky to experiment with all the variants of Modafinil thanks to Duck Dose. They sent me a bunch of samples and I was happy to test out each and every one of them.

My experience so far is that Sun Pharma Modafinil feels more effective to me. Modalert and Waklert have been very effective in waking me up, delivering mental energy, and providing a long lasting boost in productivity and wakefulness. That’s not to say the Modvigil and Artvigil weren’t effective because they certainly were. They just didn’t seem to have the same kick as the Sun Pharma versions.

However, both Armodafinil versions blew the Modafinil versions out of the water. These versions come in 150mg tablets and last a very long time. I normally have no problem going to sleep at night if I take the Modalert or Modvigil. However, taking the Waklert or Artvigil even early in the day keeps me up for most of the night. My solution was to stick to the regular Modafinil or simply split the 150mg Armodafinil tablets in half.

Final thoughts

That should clear up any confusion you have about the different Modafinil and Armodafinil versions. Just remember, there are 2 primary companies producing Modafinil and both of them have their own names. In the end, it’s all the same compound being branded with their own names depending on who’s making it. Like I said, I found the Sun Pharma versions (Modalert, Waklert) to be slightly more effective than the HAB Pharma versions (Modvigil, Artvigil.)

My advice is that if you want the best you go with either the Modalert or the Waklert. While the HAB Pharma versions are cheaper, they really aren’t THAT much cheaper to justify going with the much smaller and less reputable company. I do not discredit their quality and testing – I am simply a sucker for the best brands.

Either way you go, you can be sure you’re going to go on a wild ride of energy and productivity.

You can read more about my experiences using Modafinil in the following posts:

Modalert Review

Modafinil Review

Duck Dose Vendor Review 


Phenibut and Modafinil Combo Stack

Moving days require large doses of productivity and energy

The past week I’ve been in the process of moving to a new place with some friends. While I have a very minimal inventory of things, my friends could have been on an episode of TLC hoarders. They had tons of stuff to move including a giant piano (this was fun.) Because they’re my friends however I was happy to help them move.

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Best Nootropics For Verbal Fluency and Agility

nootropics for verbal fluency

At the ripe age of 29 and going on 30 I’ve learned a number of things throughout life. I’ve been gifted with the ability to read behavior and decipher even the most complex social engagements. I’ve noticed a number of behavioral traits in people that have large social circles, business contacts, and generally people who have achieved a certain degree of success and achievement.

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My Personal Review of Modalert

My used and abused Modalert packaging strip

Modalert from Duck Dose served as my first introduction to using any kind of Modafinil. Modafinil believe it or not is something I just started experimenting with having had YEARS of trying and testing pretty much every nootropic under the sun.

Of course I had heard of Modalert and Modafinil as most people tend to rave about this stuff like it’s liquid energy descended from the heavens. Famous bio-hackers like Dave Asprey have admitted to taking Modafinil as a productivity supplement for years at a time. I knew there was something to this but I always failed to find a reliable source.

Needless to say I was more than excited when I got my shipment of Modalert in the mail on an early morning. I took it the same morning and experienced a range of effects throughout the day. Going into the experience, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Was this going to be like Adderall? Was I going to get high? I didn’t know. I always get a little jittery anytime I take anything I know will effect my body.

About half an hour into taking the 200mg Modalert I noticed an alertness I certainly don’t have on a normal day. It was subtle yet lurking under the surface ready to unleash the full glory. At this time I strapped on my shoes and backpack and headed outside for a nice long walk. I find walking allows me to explore exactly what a substance is doing to me on both the mental and physical level.

By hour 1 the alertness ramped up to stimulant level effects. My heart rate was definitely increased and I felt the slight euphoria you’d feel on any stimulant. Don’t get me wrong though. This stuff is not nearly as powerful as the classic stims you typically hear about. I would describe it as a feeling of being VERY awake and just a sprinkle of mood boost. I imagine this is what people who were blessed with good genetics and high energy levels feel like all the time. I did feel there was something going on with my Dopamine levels although nothing crazy. I felt good and everything seemed good with the world. Music is AMAZING.

This feeling of awakeness lasted until about 3am where I was finally able to catch some Zzz’s.

Modalert side effects

Beside the obvious alertness component to Modalert, I experienced a number of side effects.

Elevated heart rate

The first side effect was a notable increase in heart rate. In healthy individuals I can’t see this being a problem but it’s something to be wary of if you have heart problems. Increased heart rate can also cause anxiety if you’re prone to feeling anxious. If you are an anxious person stimulants are the last thing you want to mess around with.

Appetite suppression

This is a classic side effect of most stimulants. Throughout the day I was not hungry in the slightest despite working out and going for a 5 mile walk. On a normal day I am absolutely ravenous after a workout session but I had to force myself to eat on Modalert.


Towards the end of the day I developed a slight headache. Drinking a ton of water seemed to cure this. You should be well hydrated before you take the Modalert and ensure you are hydrating throughout the day.


Taken too late in the day and you can kiss your beauty sleep goodbye. I took 200mg at 9am and couldn’t fall asleep until about 3am. Granted, I’m used to staying up late but usually not that late. Disregard this if your plan is to pull an all nighter. In fact, Modafinil is widely used to pull all nighters by truckers, students, party goers, etc.

Funny smelling urine

It took me a couple times of going to the bathroom before I realized what that awful stench was. The Modalert was making my urine smell horrid. Prepare for an olfactory assault as the Modafinil fumes waft their way into your nostrils. It’s like asparagus piss on roids.

That’s about it as far as the side effects I experienced. I’m sure there’s some more out there but those seem to be the ones that effect people across the board.

Is Modalert safe and legit?

Modalert appears to be safe for general use and widely prescribed for Narcolepsy. The side effects are fairly mild with limited use. I would avoid taking Modalert for extended periods of time. Using Modalert everyday will inhibit your sleep. Your quality of sleep on Modafinil is compromised even though you might be able to fall asleep each night. Similar to alcohol, your brain does not go into the deeper cycles of restorative sleep. Overtime this can effect your ability to mentally and physically function. Modalert should be used sparingly. At the very least, cycle your use and only take it 2 – 3 times a week at the maximum.

Is Modalert/Modafinil a nootropic?

People widely consider Modafinil a nootropic. In my personal experience I can’t say the same. Modafinil does not exhibit any nootropic properties. It keeps you awake but does nothing for motivation, focus, or memory. In fact, many users report negative effects on memory with continued use. There’s also too many side effects. The hallmark definition of a nootropic is a compound that boosts cognitive performance, protects the brain, and produces little to no side effects. Modafinil will wake you up but don’t expect to focus or turn into a memory powerhouse. With that said, I can see Modalert stacking very well with true nootropics like Piracetam or L-Tyrosine. Oh yeah, this stuff also GREATLY enhances the effects of caffeine. Get ready for quite a ride if you stack Modalert with your daily caffeine fix.


Modalert is a force to be reckoned with and I will always make sure to have some on hand. I can see it being useful in a thousand different scenarios and it’s a powerful agent to keep you awake. If you have goals and dreams that absolutely must be conquered at all costs, Modafinil is a must have to get large chunks of work done all at once. The applications are endless and it’s a fantastic thing to stack with other nootropics. While I will not use this everyday, it will remain in my medicine cabinet for those rainy days where my mind and body just can’t even.


Duck Dose Modafinil Review

In this review I’m excited to talk about a Modafinil vendor I found to be extremely responsive, reliable, and high quality. Over the years many Modafinil vendors have come and gone, most notably Modafinil Cat. This paved the way for a host of new suppliers (some shadier than others) to get their foot in the door. Duck Dose hit the scene and began supplying high quality Modafinil in all the various forms.

Last month I reached out to them to secure some samples of their product for testing. I sent an email out in the morning and was promptly responded to later that afternoon. The next day I had a tracking number and received my order within 7 days. This is quick considering this stuff ships from India.

I quickly tore into the package…

India’s Finest

Inside I found a sample of Modalert, Modvigil, Armodafinil, and Waklert.

The various versions of Modafinil. I’ll cover these in a later post.

I was stoked to instantly sample the goods, and I did because the package came early in the day. It was actually the perfect time to test it out because the mailman woke me up a number of hours before I’m use to crawling out of bed. I certainly wouldn’t take it in the afternoon otherwise I’d be up all night.

Let’s talk about the quality and effects of each Modafinil derivative.

Duck Dose Modalert

The first product sample I tested was the Duck Dose Modalert. I had previously read that this was the best generic version of Modafinil so of course I wanted to get off on the right foot. I popped a single 200mg tablet and began the waiting game. I was indeed still tired from being awakened from a restful slumber and fought hard to stay awake. Within a half hour I noticed my mind beginning to perk up. I was no longer tired and lethargic. I found this interesting and started planning ways I could take advantage of the day.

It was sunny outside so I went for a long walk followed by some strength training exercises on the monkey bars. An hour in and I was full blown awake like I’ve never been before. While my energy levels are generally decent, I’ve always had a low level mental fatigue. The Modalert completely wiped this out and replaced it with a steady “wakefullness.” It’s not like an energy rush you get from drinking a Redbull or a cup of coffee. It feels much cleaner and steady.

I had a sit down on a nearby bench and noticed a number of physical effects. My heart rate was slightly elevated and I felt a slight dopaminergic component, almost a very slight euphoria experienced using drugs like Adderall. At this point I concluded that Modafinil was indeed a stimulant, despite the conflicting research I read online.

I walked 5 miles listening to music. Music sounded amazing! Almost better than the way music sounds on Phenibut. I returned home and crashed on my bed as my physical body needed rest. My mental state however was still wide awake. I still did not feel tired in the slightest. Not only did I not feel tired, I did not feel hungry. Another classic side effect of a stimulant. I forced myself to eat anyways.

A funny thing about Modafinil is your piss will smell very strange as your body expels the drug. It’s strange indeed. It’s like asparagus piss on roids and you’ll be caught off guard as the fumes come wafting up into your nostils from the toilet.

Even though I took the Modalert around 9am, I could not fall asleep until 3am. Be warned, Modafinil taken too late in the day will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. This stuff is potent if you need to power through a ton of work.

Modvigil, Armodafinil, Waklert

The following days I also experimented with the other samples. I found Armodafinil to be quite a bit stronger across the board although the effects did not seem to last nearly as long as the Modalert. The Modvigil came in at a very close second in terms of effectiveness and the Waklert was basically useless for me. Perhaps I built up a tolerance from using multiple days in a row.

I will say that all generic forms of Modafinil appear to somewhat effective for most people from the reports I’ve read.

Is Duck Dose Legit?

Every interaction I’ve had with Duck Dose has been 100% legit and a great experience. The product in accordance to my testing is 100% verified and reliable. You can tell they care about their product and making a name for themselves as a high quality Modafinil supplier. They are quick to respond to your emails and the product comes quick considering where it’s coming from (India.)

Overall I can honestly I recommend this supplier and would like to extend a big thanks to them for being so responsive and willing to provide me with some samples.


Modafinil is fantastic stuff for anybody who needs to be AWAKE and alert. I know there are people who take this stuff everyday. I cannot recommend that as you will certainly collect a massive sleep debt and experience health problems down the road. But, for that occasional day when you’re exhausted but have to power through, Modafinil will become your greatest ally to getting whatever it is DONE.