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In the US, Modafinil (modafinil systemic) is a member of the drug class CNS stimulants and is used to treat ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome and Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Central stimulant

Sympathomimetic agent

Chemical Names

(RS)-2-[(Diephenylmetyl)sulfinyl]acetamid (IUPAC)

2-[(Diphenylmetyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Modafinilum (Latin)
  • Modafinil (German)
  • Modafinil (French)
  • Modafinilo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Modafinil (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • CEP 1538 (IS)
  • CRL 40476 (IS)
  • Modafinil (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Modafinilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Activigil
    Rowe, Uruguay
  • Alertec
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Alertex
    Eurolab, Chile; Saval, Ecuador
  • Altasomil
    Altamedics, Slovenia
  • Apo-Modafinil
    Apotex, Australia; Apotex, Canada
  • Aspendos
    Medochemie, Bulgaria; Medochemie, Cyprus; Medochemie, Greece; Medochemie, Netherlands; Medochemie, Romania; Medochemie, Slovakia; Medopharm, Czech Republic
  • Auro-Modafinil
    Auro Pharma, Canada
  • Bio-Modafinil
    Biomed Pharma, Canada
  • Carim 200
    Roemmers, Uruguay
  • Intensit
    Rontag, Argentina
  • Mar-Modafinil
    Marcan Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Mentix
    Royal Pharma, Chile
  • Modafin
    Arrow Pharmaceuticals, Australia
  • Modafinil
    Alembic, United States; Apotex, United States; Appco Pharma, United States; Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm, United Kingdom; Aurobindo Pharma USA, United States; Barr, United States; Caraco Pharma, United States; Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta; Crescent, United Kingdom; Generics UK, United Kingdom; Hikma, United States; Mylan, United States; Orchid Healthcare, United States; Sandoz, United States; Teva, United States; Teva Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Vale Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Watson Pharmaceutical, United States; Zydus Pharma, United States
  • Modafinil - Welman
    Welman Pharm, China
  • Modafinil AN
    Southern Cross Pharma, Australia
  • Modafinil Arrow
    Arrow, France
  • Modafinil Aurobindo
    A.M. Mangion, Malta; Aurobindo, Germany; Aurobindo, Netherlands
  • Modafinil Biogaran
    Biogaran, France
  • Modafinil Bluefish
    Bluefish Pharma, Sweden; Bluefish Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Bluefish Pharmaceuticals, Iceland
  • Modafinil Chanelle
    Chanelle, Netherlands
  • Modafinil EG
    EG Labo, France
  • Modafinil Generis
    Generis, Portugal
  • Modafinil Glenmark
    Glenmark, Germany
  • Modafinil Heumann
    Heumann, Germany
  • Modafinil Medochemie
    Medochemie, Netherlands
  • Modafinil Mylan
    Mylan, Denmark; Mylan, France; Southern Cross Pharma, Australia; Mylan, Netherlands; Mylan, Sweden
  • Modafinil Orchid
    Orchid, Netherlands
  • Modafinil Orifarm
    Orifarm Generics, Denmark; Orifarm Generics, Sweden
  • Modafinil Orion
    Orion Pharma, Denmark; Orion Pharma, Finland; Orion Pharma, Sweden
  • Modafinil Sandoz
    Sandoz, Sweden; Southern Cross Pharma, Australia
  • Modafinil-Acino 100mg
    Acino Pharma, Switzerland
  • Modafinil-neuraxpharm
    neuraxpharm Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Modafinilo Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Spain
  • Modafinilo Bluefish
    Bluefish, Spain
  • Modafinilo Mylan
    Mylan, Spain
  • Modanil
    Hanmi, South Korea
  • Modasomil 100mg
    Teva Pharma, Austria; Teva Pharma, Switzerland
  • Modavigil
    Seqirus, New Zealand; Teva, Australia
  • Modiodal
    2care4, Norway; Alfresa Pharma, Japan; Cephalon, Tunisia; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Lundbeck, Mexico; Medcor Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands; Orifarm, Norway; Teva, Denmark; Teva, Spain; Teva, Greece; Teva, Norway; Teva, Sweden; Teva Ilac, Turkey; Teva Nederland, Netherlands; Teva Pharma, Cyprus; Teva Pharma, Iceland; Teva Pharma, Portugal; Teva Santé, France
  • Modiwake
    Generica, Turkey
  • Movigil
    Laboratorio Bago, Chile
  • Provigil
    Cephalon, Italy; Cephalon, United States; Pharmetica, Paraguay; Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan; Teva, Israel; Teva Pharma, Belgium
  • Resotyl
    Drugtech, Chile; Farmindustria, Peru
  • Stavigile
    Libbs, Brazil
  • Teva-Modafinil
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Vigia
    Procaps, Colombia
  • Vigicer
    Beta, Argentina
  • Vigifinil
    Makpharm, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Vigil
    Teva, Czech Republic
  • Vigil 100mg
    Teva, Germany
  • Vigil 200mg
    Teva, Germany
  • Vigimax
    Laboratorios Pharmavita, Chile
  • Visper
    Ariston, Argentina
  • Zalux
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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