ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Basic Aromatherapy to Help Balance and Calm

Tea drinkers have lower glaucoma risk

Soy, cruciferous vegetables could help lower breast cancer treatment side effects

The Long-Term Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea

Why You Should Try This Sweet-Smelling and Health-Boosting Essential Oil

Wonderful White Tea: A Drink Fit for an Emperor

Arnica: This Powerful Herb Promotes Various Kinds of Healing

Chamomile Tea: Why This Ancient Therapeutic Drink Still Stands Out Today

Get ‘Hooked’ on Cat’s Claw: The Many Benefits of This Amazonian Herb

Try Apple Cider Vinegar and Black Cumin Oil as Your Go-To Salad Dressing

 
Print Page
Email Article

Sleep Disorder Drug Shows Promise for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients

  [ 30 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 10, 2000


Doctors in the department of neurology at Ohio State University stated that a drug currently used for the treatment of narcolepsy (a sleep disorder) appears to help most patients who suffer from disabling fatigue due to multiple sclerosis (MS). The drug, Modafinil, has been approved for the treatment of narcolepsy in the US and abroad. A wake-promoting agent, it is effective and well tolerated for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness.

In the study, 72 confirmed MS patients suffering from fatigue participated in the 9-week treatment regimen. First they were given dummy pills for two weeks and then received 200 milligrams of modafinil for two weeks, then 400 mg for two weeks and then placebo pills again for three weeks. Although the study was designed so that patients were supposed to be unaware of when they were receiving the active drug, nearly 85 percent of the patients knew when they were getting Modafinil because their fatigue improved so markedly. In addition, many of the patients participating in the study have tried conventional fatigue treatments without benefit, but responded to Modafinil. Dr. Kottil Rammohan, associate professor of neurology at Ohio State University, said that patients who took modafinil said it was like a load lifting from their shoulders. No side effects were noted when the 200 mg dose was given, however, higher doses were noted to make patients feel jittery and uncomfortable. On a scale of 1-7 (with 7 being the worst fatigue experienced), patients at the 5-6 level noted that the drug lowered their levels by a point.

Study results have impressed the scientific community and the manufacturer now plans further studies of Modafinil in fatigue associated with chronic fatigue syndrome and other fatigue conditions.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get Energized with Malic Acid & Magnesium

Natural Remedies

D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map