Eugeroic = “good arousal." Unique class of drugs (adrafinil, modafinil). Like adaptogens (ginseng), only “stimulate when stimulation is required.” Highs and lows associated with other stimulants (amphetamine, etc) are absent with eugeroics.
For narcolepsy, or off-label for depression, night-shift work, ADHD/ADD...a prodrug, metabolizes to modafinil (Provigil®), resulting in nearly identical pharmacological effects, takes 45-60 minutes to reach active levels in bloodstream.
Provigil (generic name modafinil) is an eugeroic drug generally prescribed to treat narcolepsy. Eugeroic simply means ‘good arousal’. This unique class of drug contains only two at present, Adrafinil and Modafinil. Modafinil is not a typical stimulant
Modafinil has changed the rules of the game. The drug is what's known as a eugeroic, meaning "good arousal" in Greek. It delivers natural-feeling alertness and wakefulness without the powerful physical and mental jolt that earlier stimulants delivered. "T