Last updated: January 27, 2017
Nootropics users looking for modafinil online can find a wide variety of vendor options depending on your current country.
Many countries, such as Colombia and India, have modafinil (also known as provigil) as an over the counter drug. No need to buy modafinil online from these sources.
If you are within the United States, a good vendor to use for modafinil is: Afinil Express
Where to Buy Modafinil Online?
First, we must make it clear that within the United States (and many other parts of the world), modafinil is a prescription drug, which means it is technically illegal to have without being prescribed by a medical doctor.
According to the Reddit group /r/afinil (which focuses on modafinil, armodafinil, adrafinil and similar compounds in the family), signing off for packages at the post office does not seem to be high risk.
When you purchase modafinil, there are a few things to consider. For one, is the supplier a reputable option? Most of the modafinil online is through pharmaceutical companies that are producing this drug with the intention of selling over the counter. Thus, you don’t really need to worry about third party testing or certificates of analysis.
Much of the modafinil online comes from India where generic prescription drug manufacturers are producing high quantities of this nootropic drug. Just because the product comes from India does not mean there is much to be worried about. Many of the drugs from within the United States are also from the same source even when they are prescribed.
Is Modafinil Right For Me?
Anyone who is interested in purchasing modafinil online has probably come across the drug somewhere on the media or through a friend. Despite the number of studies on the subject and relatively safe components, provigil is a strong nootropic drug that can come with side effects.
If you have never taken a nootropic drug before, make sure you thoroughly read more about modafinil and the other options before jumping into it. While your friends may have talked about the drug in such a way that is appealing, that doesn’t mean it is always the best idea.
Safety Precautions with Modafinil Online
There are a few safety precautions everyone should take when buying modafinil online. We have created a small list for guidance:
- Buy from reputable vendors – many of the online communities like Reddit and Longecity have lists regarding which vendors are worth buying from and which are not. Try to keep these lists at the top of the research so that you can piggy-back on the experiences of others.
- Don't take things blindly – even though reliable vendors can help save a lot of grief, that doesn't mean they will be safe 100% of the time. Many people don't realize, but big manufacturers are just as guilty of providing poor quality modafinil online. In some situations, brands in India that make the prescription drug have been banned for supplying low quality products.
- Take modafinil infrequently – another really great general modafinil rule is to take the drug less frequently than recommended. Of course, people online will point to plenty of scientific research suggesting there is no modafinil tolerance issue, but it is better to be safe than to be sorry.
Editors' Notes on Modafinil Online
Even though my purchase of modafinil came through the old Modafinil Cat, I am curious whether Afinil Express is owned by the same people. They seem to have a similar layout, similar style for their website, and similar style for providing payment and product.
Mansal Denton, Nootropedia Editor