Adrafinil (63547-13-7) video
Adrafinil (63547-13-7) Description
Adrafinil is a mild central nervous system stimulant drug used to relieve excessive sleepiness and inattention in elderly patients. It is also used off-label by individuals wishing to avoid fatigue, such as night workers or others who need to stay awake and alert for long periods of time. Adrafinil does not currently have FDA approval and is thus unregulated in the United States.
Adrafinil supplementation increases alertness and wakefulness. Adrafinil is a stimulant, but it does not cause hyperactivity. Instead, it fights sleepiness. Taking adrafinil may also improve memory, but further research is needed to confirm this effect. Adrafinil works vicariously through modafinil. Further research is needed to determine the exact mechanisms of modafinil, but preliminary evidence suggests histaminergic signaling may play a vital role.
|Molecular Weight||289.349 g/mol|
|Melting Point||159-160 °C|
|Freezing Point||140 °C|
|Biological Half-Life||About 15 hours|
|Solubility||DMSO: 35 mg/mL|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C Freezer|
|Application||Used to promote alertness, attention, wakefulness, mood, and other parameters, particularly in the elderly.|