5 Reasons Why You Should Pick Aniracetam Over Modafinil

Updated May 4, 2024 by | Reviewed by William Gallagher, MNeuroSci
(Estimated reading time: 3 minutes)

In this article I'll give you 5 reasons why I believe Aniracetam is a superior nootropic to Modafinil. I'll also give you my own personal experience with both drugs as a brief explanation.

Some people may argue that Modafinil is a more effective drug. I'm convinced that Aniracetam will provide more benefits for the average person.

This article is not intended to be an attack on Modafinil (I love both).

So without further ado, let's just get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we?

5. You Avoid Nasty Headaches With Aniracetam

One of the big cons of taking Modafinil is the fact that you will deal with some pretty bad headaches.

When taking Aniracetam, I have yet to experience any headaches.

The only times I've been able to avoid headaches on Modafinil are when I take a lot of choline and drink a lot of salt water.

That being said, I always experience some form of discomfort the day after taking Modafinil.

Now, keep in mind that this is just my personal experience. I know plenty of people who can pop Modafinil like skittles without any negative side effects.

4. Aniracetam Has Less Harsh Side Effects Compared To Modafinil

As briefly mentioned above, Modafinil can cause quite a few nasty side effects.

In fact, one common side effect is skin rashes. The most dangerous form of skin rashes is Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. The pain from it can be excruciating, and recovery is slow.

Thankfully, Aniracetam has a much lower likelihood of causing serious side effects like this.

I've experienced no issues on Aniracetam. I've even been able to take it on an empty stomach, pretty much everyday because of its low toxicity and minimal side effects.

3. Aniracetam Is More Affordable

Aniracetam is more affordable than Modafinil. If you're just starting out with nootropics, Aniracetam can be an attractive option due to its budget-friendliness.

I buy my Aniracetam for around $25.99 for 60 capsules (750mg each). The price of Modafinil when I buy from my local Pharmacy is starting from $100 for 30 days worth of supply.

It's worth noting that we're only talking about prescription Modafinil and not the kind of Modafinil you can buy from places like Modafinilxl, though it's decent when it comes to the quality (I have tried most of their products).

2. Aniracetam Has A Shorter Half-Life

Aniracetam has a short half-life (1 to 2.5 hours). Modafinil, on the other hand, has a much longer half-life of up to 15 hours.

In other words, you'll need to take Aniracetam more frequently if you're looking for the same effect.

That being said, I never really experienced any 'crash-like' effects on Aniracetam. The calm down is so subtle that I don't even register it.

Modafinil usually has me wired for hours and sometimes (especially when stacked with caffeine) it makes me crash.

1. Aniracetam Is Safer For Everyday Use

There are many people out there who use Modafinil as an everyday nootropic supplement.

I'm not a big fan of doing this, especially since I prefer to take my Aniracetam throughout the day for a better experience.

That way, I don't run the risk of developing a tolerance faster than normal (It's already happened to me once).

I also believe that Aniracetam is safer to take on a daily basis than Modafinil, as it doesn't carry all of the same risks as Modafinil does (like headaches and skin problems). I personally prefer Aniracetam over Modafinil. It's been a favorite of mine for years.

That's not to say that Modafinil is bad, it's just that I think Aniracetam is better suited for my personal needs.

As always, this is only my opinion and you should base your choice on what works best for you and your needs.