Although not one of the most common questions, I feel it has to be one of the most serious.

Is Taking Modafinil Bad for Your Heart?

Although not one of the most common questions, I feel it has to be one of the most serious.
Can Modafinil and a Healthy Heart Co-Exist?

A Common Question we get Before people Buy Modafinil from us is; Can Modafinil Cause Heart-Attacks?

Can Modafinil affect your heart?

To me, I feel this is an essential article we have covered on using Modafinil. The majority of people who use modafinil, love it; however, although only a small minority of people complain about any adverse side effects such as anxiety and irritability, we still feel a duty to cover all angles.

Modafinil is not like most stimulants; there is not a noticeable change in heart rate or blood pressure. However, before I go on any further I want to address this:

WARNING! – To ensure you can safely take modafinil, tell your doctor if you have any of these different conditions:

  • You take blood pressure medications; or
  • You have recently had a heart attack.
  • Angina.
  • You are Pregnant or You are Breast Feeding a Baby.
  • Cirrhosis of the liver and/or other liver problem.
  • Kidney disease.
  • A heart muscle or heart valve disorder such as mitral valve prolapse.
  • Any history of drug or alcohol addiction.

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If none of the points raised above is a concern, then we can move on and cover a few questions before you decide to buy Modafinil online from us or anyone else.

As you may well be aware, taking modafinil has little to no risk; people say

‘Oh we don’t know what the long-term side effects are as it’s new, so you shouldn’t take it!’

Well, that is a weak argument for me and lots of others people as Modafinil, was invented and developed by Michel Jouvet in the late 1970s and was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) back in 1998. So we have had more than a good enough time horizon to see it’s a very safe drug. So for many decades Modafinil has been established as a safe, probably the safest performance enhancing drug available.

Where our health is concerned; no stone should be left unturned! So concern is understandable; However, most would agree it is less harmful than Caffeine, especially your pint-size cans of Monster and Relentless; it’s better for you than Adderall or Ritalin.

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But I’m not here to compare you to the clinically obese land-whales in McDonald’s, or the local crack heads that are hovering around begging we see on a daily basis to make you feel better.

Your health is important to you so how can we manage our health as best as we can when we are taking Modafinil regularly?

Apart from the real concerns that I hope you have ruled out earlier; how Modafinil can affect your heart are:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Sleep Deprivation

The things that can help here, take us back to the recent blog post about 10 Stacks to Improve Modafinil Performance, from which I would recommend the following if you have concerns about modafinil affecting your heart:

Good Stacks For Heart Health

Stacks to Help Improve Modafinil Performance which are good for your heart are:

  • Ashwagandha – Not only does it help improve your heart health by lowering cholesterol, blood sugar levels and inflammation it also promotes a healthy nervous system by reducing cortisol (the stress hormone) levels, anxiety and depression which will help you get a better quality of sleep and rest, which in turn, will help your body to repair. You will feel better and better; I know I always bang on about it, but Ashwagandha takes some beating, especially when using with modafinil.
  • Bacopa Monnieri – I feel this is not as effective as Ashwagandha, primarily when we focus on physical health benefits, but it is still worthy of a mention as it can help people adapt to stress incredibly well!
  • Choline – This is very important when using modafinil, as Choline levels will be depleted. It’s a very cheap supplement which is hard to impossible for your body to produce, so I recommend you take Choline.
  • Niacin – This is probably the best supplement you can take for good heart health and especially where low cholesterol is concerned. It also works wonders for your brain by improving blood circulation to the brain and is excellent for any mental health issues such as depression and anxiety!
  • L-Theanine
    This may also be of use as it is excellent for keeping you calm and relaxed, which is good for your long-term heart health, but not in my opinions as effective as Ashwagandha and Niacin.


  • Caffeine – I see this as such an exposed stack to avoid if heart issues are a concern to you, if you don’t know how this needs to be minimised or avoided altogether for people with heart conditions then Nootropics are wasted on you. Anyone who does not see this will probably not see the next milk float which they will need to avoid.

The same can be said for Noopept, Phenibut and Piracetam; if you are concerned about your heart and your cardiovascular health then you need to avoid these three stimulants as well! Stick to a vitamin/supplement stash rather than stacking modafinil with another stimulant.


If you don’t have any of the serious concerns and you want to take modafinil but also want further cognitive enhancements and better heart health then I suggest you take the following supplements with your Modafinil:

  • Ashwagandha – I feel the benefits make it essential
  • Niacin – This will help you keep cholesterol at the proper level and also improve your brain even more
  • Choline – This helps with your mind more than health, but it should be added to this list!


Caffeine, Noopept, Phenibut and Piracetam!

I hope this has been useful. I will cover diet at some point but as it’s not essential at the moment as I see it as almost unrelated to the topic of Modafinil and Nootropics. Also, it is covered in s many areas I don’t see it as a priority at the moment..

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Is Modafinil Bad for Your Heart?
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Is Modafinil Bad for Your Heart?
Article about your heart health and can Modafinil cause heart problems and if so what can we do about it? How can you have a healthy heart while on Modafinil?
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One thought on “Is Taking Modafinil Bad for Your Heart?

  1. Really informative, I would love to know your thoughts on how the other supplements you recommend as in which ones are better for your heart and which ones are worse?

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