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Is Buying Modafinil Legal?
The US, UK, Canada, and Australia classify modafinil as a prescription drug. This label means buying it online without a prescription is technically illegal. That said, authorities very rarely pursue anyone for doing it. I’m based out of the United States. I have bought modafinil many times, and not once have I had any issues.
Modafinil classification and legality are probably quite different in other countries around the world. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of all the international laws which apply to this drug. If you live outside the four countries I have mentioned, you may want to look into things a bit more first.
And if you are very concerned or unsure about the legality of buying modafinil online, consider a substance called adrafinil. It’s a closely related stimulant-like drug that ultimately gives the same effects. The biggest difference is that modafinil is much quicker acting.
Adrafinil is a prescription-free supplement and is 100% legal to buy. Again, though, I can only speak for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia). It will be hard to find at your local pharmacy so you may need to source it online. And if you decide adrafinil is also not for you, there are several other cognitive enhancement drugs that can be viable modafinil alternatives too.
Online Modafinil Manufacturing
At the moment, any modafinil you buy online is sourced in India and made by one of two companies: HAB Pharma or Sun Pharma. Some people may frown upon this. But, these are both giant and reputable pharmaceutical firms, so there are no concerns about quality.
Indian companies do not need to respect any medical patents filed before 1995. Modafinil was patented in 1990, hence India’s ability to produce it. However, with some small exceptions, the patent expired in 2015. So, I imagine we will be seeing seeing increasingly more competition in the market.
If you’re trying to decide if you’re better off buying modafinil from one maker or the other, it’s a toss up. Both manufacture generic Provigil to the same pharmaceutical-grade standards. Sun Pharma has been around longer and is more established. But, compared to HAB Pharmaceuticals, they also charge more for their products. I have used modafinil and armodafinil from both, and frankly, was not able to tell a difference.
For reference, Sun Pharmaceuticals manufactures products under the brand names of Modalert (200 mg or 100 mg pills) and Waklert (150 mg and 50 mg pills). The HAB Pharmaceuticals equivalents are Modvigil (200 mg pills) and Artvigil (150 mg pills). The first product listed for both manufacturers is modafinil, the second one is armodafinil.
Where to Buy Modafinil Online?
Since all modafinil products you can purchase online are made by one of the two Indian companies mentioned above, where you buy from is more about the reputation and reliability of the seller and less about the product itself. All online stores ship the same pills made in the same two factories.
You want to give your money to a vendor that is reliable and will be there for you when you need them. Over time, I found four modafinil stores that fit that bill. All get the thumbs up from people on various nootropic communities like Reddit. I had also personally ordered product several times from all four and was completely happy with how things went.
If you live in a country to which they ship, ModafinilXL is hands down your best choice. For years, only those of us in the United States could buy from them. They chose to focus on a single market and did so very well.
Recently, however, ModafinilXL started shipping to several other countries too. They took the process which they refined down to a tee by targeting just the US and expanded to serve the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines among a few others.
Orders are dispatched within 2 hours of placement and arrive in discreet packaging in as little as seven days. If for whatever reason, your order does not make it, customer support will take good care of you. You get either a free re-ship or a full refund. Do note, however, that free shipping only kicks in with at least an $80 purchase.
ModafinilXL pricing is super competitive. They even happily throw in some free modafinil and armodafinil samples (ten pills of each).
Payment options include secure e-Check (United States only), credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), and Bitcoin. Purchases with the latter get you a massive 35% off the price. That’s almost twice as much as any other modafinil vendor. And if digital currencies are not your thing, you can still earn a 10% discount by paying with e-Check.
With every order, you also get a $25 off coupon to use next time. That coupon is stackable with all other discounts for potentially massive savings down the line.
ModafinilXL does like to keep its regular customers happy.
Of the four vendors listed here, I have been buying modafinil from BuyModa for the shortest amount of time. They’re fairly new two the scene, but after hearing from many sources how good they were, I decided to give them a try. And indeed, call me very impressed.
In the customer service department, BuyModa hands down lead the way. They’re the only online modafinil store I’m aware of to have 24/7/365 live chat. Plain old email is, of course, also available. The company is American owned and operated, so this western-style of support makes perfect sense.
Worldwide shipping is free and comes with tracking. Depending on where you live, delivery can be speedy too. Countries like the UK, for example, are advertised as being able to receive orders in as few as five days.
Pricing at BuyModa is more or less on par with ModafinilXL – some products are a little more, others a little less. All orders come with a guarantee of free reshipment or refund should the package get lost or held while in transit.
BuyModa also has a 30-day return policy. If you’re not happy with the modafinil you’ve received, you can get your money back. Now that’s standing behind your product.
They’re also the only modafinil vendor to extend their delivery guarantee to Canada, a country that is notoriously tricky to get modafinil into. Do note, however, that there is a $35 surcharge for all Canadian orders due to the specialized shipment methods that are needed.
BuyModa accepts all major credit cards and Bitcoin. Discount wise, you can look forward to a hefty 20% off when paying with the latter and 30 free pills on orders over $99. On top of that, you also get 20% more pills on all return purchases.
Though they haven’t been around as long as some other modafinil sellers, HighStreetPharma is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Perhaps using their more established competition as a blueprint, this vendor seems to be doing everything right.
Support access is easy, quick, and the staff quite helpful.
Worldwide modafinil shipping with tracking included is free. Orders typically go out within two hours, and the tracking number starts working within 24 hours. There is, of course, a 100% refund guarantee if the product is lost or seized along the way and getting in touch with customer support is easy.
Pricing from HSP is very aggressive and the lowest of all the modafinil vendors listed here. The number of payment methods is limited to gift cards (which you can purchase with your favorite credit card or even cash) and Bitcoin. They used to take debit cards and do bank transfers too, but, unfortunately, that was short lived.
All Bitcoin purchases not only get an instant 25% discount off the price but also 30% worth of extra tablets. To top it all off, if you’re a returning customer, you will also get an additional 10% off every future modafinil order. An excellent deal indeed.
Another excellent choice, ModaPharma is ever so slightly more expensive than the other modafinil vendors. They do, however, offer the quickest shipping of the bunch for most locations. Anywhere in the world takes 6-12 working days, and people in some countries, like the UK, can receive their orders in as little as four days.
As is the case with any serious seller of modafinil online, all shipments are 100% guaranteed. You get a tracking number within 24 hours of placing your order. From that point, if the package is not delivered inside of 25 working days, you have the option of an instant re-ship or a complete refund.
If you have any questions or concerns along the way, ModaPharma also has easy to access customer support. They’re responsive and available 24 hours a day.
You can pay for your modafinil order with Visa, Mastercard, and Bitcoin. Paying with the latter, which is ModaPharma’s preferred choice, gets you an automatic 15% discount on all products.
I’m perfectly satisfied with all four online vendors of modafinil listed above. Any of them would make an excellent choice. If I had to pick just one, and assuming I lived in a country where ModafinilXL doesn’t ship, it would be BuyModa.
That said, being US-based, ModafinilXL is where I currently turn to buy modafinil online. They’re just so good at what they do, and for me at least, it’s hard to argue with great service. On top of that, the $25 returning customer discount combined with the 35% Bitcoin discount (or even 10% e-Check price drop) can really add up, especially when stacked on top of their already low, low prices.