A 2-[(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide that has R configuration at the sulfur atom. Like its racemate, modafinil, it is used for the treatment of sleeping disorders such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea, and shift-work sleep disorder. Peak concentration in the blood later occurs later following administration than with modafinil, so it is thought that armodafinil may be more effective than modafinil in treating people with excessive daytime sleepiness.
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A phsychotropic drug that improves wakefulness and alertness, and reduces tiredness, drowsiness, and the need for sleep. Eugeroics are relatively non-addictive and are used in the treatment of narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.