Modafinil binds to the dopamine uptake carrier site with low affinity.

@article{Mignot1994ModafinilBT,
  title={Modafinil binds to the dopamine uptake carrier site with low affinity.},
  author={Emmanuel Mignot and Seiji Nishino and Christian Guilleminault and WilliamC. Dement},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1994},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          436-7
        }
}
Modafinil is a stimulant compound with an unknown mechanism of action that has been used successfully to control excessive daytime sleepiness in narcoleptic patients in Europe (1,2). The compound also has a minimal effect on cataplexy and other accessory symptoms of the narcolepsy tetrad (1,2). It is well tolerated and is generally preferred to amphetamine and related compounds in the countries where it is available. The mode of action of modafinil is still not understood. The compound has been… CONTINUE READING

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