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So you’ve heard about the benefits of the internationally popular nootropic compound, modafinil and want to give it a try.
If you go to your local pharmacy, you’re going to need to show a prescription before you can buy some to crush that work or school assignment.
Getting a prescription is going to be difficult if you aren’t diagnosed with any of the approved medical conditions — such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea.
Fortunately, there’s an alternative way of getting modafinil — through the help of online vendors, you can safely and securely have generic modafinil shipped straight to your door at a fraction of the cost your local pharmacy is selling it for.
In this guide, we’ll go over the legality of modafinil in Portugal, and how you can order modafinil online.
How to Buy Modafinil in Portugal
Buying modafinil in Portugal is easy, thanks to the world wide web.
Although it’s illegal to sell modafinil without a prescription in Portugal, it’s perfectly allowed in India and a handful of other countries. This creates a legal grey area surrounding the sale of modafinil.
Many online modafinil vendors will ship their modafinil from countries with low restrictions on the medication to leverage the laws in these areas. They can then send the modafinil anywhere in the world — including Portugal.
Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Visit an Online Modafinil Vendor
There are plenty of online vendors selling modafinil. All of them are going to offer the same basic products. They work just like any other e-commerce shop. You add the items you want to your cart, pay for your order with a credit card (or Bitcoin), and have the items delivered straight to your door.
The biggest difference is that modafinil is an unregulated industry, and there are a lot of poor quality sellers on the internet. Some companies have been reported to collect payment without following through with the order. Other users have reported that they received sugar pills instead of modafinil on the other end. This is one of the risks of using an unregulated product sent from overseas.
There are, however, plenty of reliable online vendors selling modafinil as well.
Some of the most notable vendors with excellent track records that ship to Portugal include:
- ModafinilXL and DinoSupplies (recommended vendors that ships directly to Portugal from within the European Union)
- BuyModafinilOnline (a mail forwarding service from the UK may be required)
Step 2: Choose Your Modafinil
The next step is to decide which modafinil tablets you’d like to order. When you order online, you’re given a couple of options.
All of these modafinil options are going to be very similar since they’re essentially the same compound and the same dose. However, there are some slight differences between each one depending on the individual.
Modafinil affects everyone differently — and most people find they prefer one particular generic option over another.
The best way to find out which ones you like the most is to give a few different versions a try. Most new users opt for one of the sample packs offered by BuyModa.org or ModafinilXL.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the most common options:
- Modalert — This is the most popular generic modafinil option.
- Modvigil — This is generally the cheapest generic modafinil option, and tends to be slightly milder in its effects.
- Vilafinil — This is one of the lesser known generic options, priced similarly to Modvigil.
- Waklert — This is a slightly stronger form of modafinil (armodafinil). Armodafinil in general costs slightly more than modafinil and has more intense, but shorter lasting effects.
- Artvigil — This is also a generic armodafinil. It’s very similar in its effects to Waklert.
Step 3: Select Your Shipping Options (You May Need a Mail Forwarding Address)
Once you’ve added the modafinil you want to order to your cart, it’s time to enter your address. You have two options for this step:
A) Enter your home, work, or PO box address as is
This is the most common method in Portugal. Companies like ModafinilXL will ship modafinil directly to Portugal from Germany without any problems. The minimum order quantity is 2 blisters or 20 pills. This vendor offers fast dispatch with guaranteed delivery (3-5 days) and a tracking number.
B) Use a mail forwarding service
A mail forwarding service like Skypax may be necessary for companies like Afinil.com or BuyModafinilOnline.com that won’t ship directly to Portugal. They allow you to use a UK address, which the company will then receive for you and reship to your address in Portugal. This step isn’t always needed, but it’s useful when a specific modafinil vendor won’t ship to Portugal directly for any reason.
Step 4: Pay For Your Order (Tip: Use Bitcoin to Save Money)
Now that everything is entered, you just need to pay for your order.
Most online modafinil vendors will accept credit card payments — so you can either use your credit card directly or a prepaid credit card for an added layer of security. This works the same as any other e-commerce shop.
You’re also given the option of paying for your order with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
These currencies allow for a fast, secure, and discrete method of payment for your order. They also save the vendor from having to pay high processing fees. In most cases, the vendor will pass the savings on to you in the form of a discount if you choose to pay for your order with Bitcoin.
Bitcoin discounts can range from 10% – 35% of the total of your order.
Other Discounts to Be Aware Of:
- Returning customer discounts ($25 – $35 off or a free blister of your favorite modafinil brand)
- Free Shipping (orders over a certain size)
- Free modafinil tablets (orders over a certain size)
- Coupon codes (from entering reviews on the company)
- Bitcoin discounts (20% – 35%)
Modafinil.org discount codes (10%):
- Enter MODAORG10 during checkout at Afinil.com
- Enter ENJOYMXL10 during checkout at ModafinilXL
FreeModafinil, however, doesn’t offer any discounts for its’ customers. A free blister (10 pills) of your choice is available on your second order.
Step 5: Track Your Order
Now that you’ve paid for your order, all you need to do is wait for it to arrive.
Most modafinil vendors will send packages with a tracking number. This allows you to follow your package as it’s sent around the world. You can see if the package is stuck at a border for any reason. If this is the case, you can reach out to the vendor to find a solution.
Most online modafinil vendors will guarantee delivery — meaning that if your package is stuck at a border, or lost in transit for any reason, they will reship an identical order for free.
Deliveries to Portugal usually take around 5 – 15 days (longer if using a mail forwarding service).
How Much Does Modafinil Cost in Portugal?
Modafinil vendors operate internationally and offer their prices in US dollar pricing ($ USD).
Generic tablets are the cheapest options by far, without compromising at all on quality. Some users have reported generic versions of modafinil actually being better in their effect profile and quality than expensive brand name options.
A generic tablet of modafinil will cost around $3 (2.59 €) for smaller orders (30 tablets or less), or $1.79 (1.49 €) for larger orders (110+ tablets).
Here are some prices you can expect to pay converted into euro pricing:
(Generic modafinil prices listed are taken from EUfinil.com, former afinil.eu)
|Manufacturer||Generic or Brand Name||Cost per Tablet||Bulk Modafinil Cost (110 Pills or More)|
|Provigil||Cephalon Inc||Brand Name||5 €||N/A|
|Nuvigil||Cephalon Inc||Brand Name||5 €||N/A|
|Modalert||Sun Pharmaceuticals||Generic||2.59 €||1.49 €|
|Modvigil||HAB Pharmaceuticals||Generic||1.69 €||1.49 €|
|Artvigil||HAB Pharmaceuticals||Generic||1.69 €||1.49 €|
|Waklert||Sun Pharmaceuticals||Generic||2.59 €||1.49 €|
A cost difference of a few euro can make a big difference over the long-term, especially if you use modafinil more than about 3 days per week.
Brand Name vs. Generic Prices per Month & Year
|Per Tablet||Per Month (30 Tablets)||Per Year (365 Tablets)|
|Brand Name||5.00 €||150.00 €||1825.00 €|
|Small Order Generic Modafinil||2.59 €||77.70 €||945.35 €|
|Large Order Generic Modafinil||1.49 €||44.70 €||543.85 €|
The difference between brand name modafinil, and large orders of generic modafinil is around 70% — this is a massive discount over the course of a year when you opt for generic modafinil.
What Are The Side-Effects of Modafinil?
Modafinil may cause some mild side-effects, many of which are preventable.
There’s been a lot of studies done investigating the side-effects of modafinil. All of them report only mild side-effects aside from the rarest of cases.
One study recorded detailed information on side effects of the medication over several weeks in children using modafinil for ADHD symptoms .
The results of the study, displayed in order of the most common side-effects, to the least common:
- Decreased appetite
- Rhinitis (runny nose)
- Pharyngitis (sore throat)
- Abdominal pain
- Accidental injury
- Asthenia (Weakness/Lethargy)
- Somnolence (Sleepiness)
Key Takeaways: Buying Modafinil in Portugal
Modafinil is classified as a prescription-only medication in Portugal.
In order to get the medication, you need to either get a prescriptionor order the modafinil online from vendors operating in areas where it’s legal to sell modafinil without a prescription.
Ordering online is simple, it works just like any other online shop. You simply choose the products you’re looking for, enter the address you’d like to have it shipped to, and pay for your order. You can either pay using a credit card or use a digital currency like Bitcoin or Ethereum to save up to 35% on the total cost of your order.
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