Armodafinil is indicated to improve wakefulness in adult patients with-
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Shift work disorder (SWD)
CNS stimulant drugs
Armodafinil is an indirect dopamine receptor agonist. This is the R-enantiomer of Modafinil which is a 1:1 mixture of the R- and S-enantiomers. Armodafinil binds to the dopamine transporter and inhibits dopamine reuptake. As a result, increases neuronal activity in the hypothalamus, enhances activity in hypothalamic wakefulness center (TMN, tuberomammillary nucleus) within the hypothalamic sleep wake switch.