A generic drug is a pharmaceutical that is designed to be identical to an approved brand-name drug in terms of dose form, potency, mode of administration, quality, and performance. Generic medicines work exactly like their branded alternatives.
Provigil is the brand name for Modafinil while Nuvigil is the brand name for Armodafinil.
Generics are almost 80-85% cheaper than their branded drugs the reasons being that the manufacturers of generics do not have to invest huge capital amount for research and development and also once the patents for exclusive rights over a drug expires for a pharma company, generic manufacturers try to compete with each other by providing best market rates to consumers.
Below we are sharing a list of most well-known generics in the market which have proven to be consistently potent over the years of being used by veteran smart drug users.
1. Modalert– Manufactured by Indian company Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd it is the most powerful generic form of modafinil with exceptionally long-lasting cognitive functions. It is the most widely used generic form of modafinil.
2. Modvigil– manufactured by HAB Pharmaceuticals, which is also an Indian company, Modvigil offers similar efficacy with slightly short-lived effects when compared to modalert. It is a good option for people with budget constraints as it is available at a more reasonable price than modalert.
3. Waklert-SUN Pharmaceuticals’ Waklert is now the best-selling form of generic Armodafinil (i.e. generic Nuvigil) on the market. Waklert is to Armodafinil what Modalert is to Modafinil, to provide a comparison. Users are looking for a pure and powerful variation.
4. Artvigil– Artvigil is not as effective as Waklert and its cognitive-enhancing effects are not as long-lasting. Manufactured by HAB Pharmaceuticals, it is best suited for those looking for Armodafinil at a reduced cost.
Apart from these you may come across a few other options while purchasing online or offline like Modawake, Modaheal, Vinafinil, Modafinil MD etc. which are all potent generics manufactured by reputed pharmaceutical companies. But in terms of efficacy Modalert, Modvigil, Waklert and Artvigil are the most popular ones among users.