Chemical formula: C₁₅H₁₅NO₂S Molecular mass: 273.35 g/mol PubChem compound: 9690109
Armodafinil is an indirect dopamine receptor agonist; both armodafinil and modafinil bind in vitro to the dopamine transporter and inhibit dopamine reuptake. Armodafinil (R-modafinil) has pharmacological properties similar to those of modafinil (a mixture of R- and S-modafinil), to the extent tested in animal and in vitro studies.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|N Nervous system → N06 Psychoanaleptics → N06B Psychostimulants, agents used for ADHD and nootropics → N06BA Centrally acting sympathomimetics
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|FDA, National Drug Code (US)
|MPI, US: SPL/PLR
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