I take it Nootropil with modafinil. I think the two work great together.
I've taken modafinil with aniracetam. To be honest, moda is the only noot that I can sense working immediately. Perhaps in the long run you can feel the combination of both, but it's not something I personally felt 'here and now'
Apples and oranges. IMO Modafinil is a motivator and energizer, best used sparingly. Nootropil / piracetam and other racetams are true nootropics, enhancing connections, recall etc.
Racetams are still legal to purchase and use. Piracetam or Nootropil is available even on Amazon. Most of the others are prescriptions in other countries so they must be bought as a research compound. Still legal to purchase and consume. They are all very safe, it's just the Fda has not approved them and won't unless big pharma is willing to spend half a billion for trials. Since they can't patent it and any company can make it it won't happen. Modafinil can be bought at otc pharmacies or with a script. Adrafinil, modafinil pro-drug is still sold as a supplement by many companies as it ceased to be a prescription anywhere years ago. Unless your competing in sports phenyl piracetam is good to go.
so far, i've tried almost every known racetam, piracetam, aniracetam e.t.c. and similar stuff and it did litte if not nothing for me. even phenylpiracetam doesn't do it's job. the only positive experience was with modafinil but after only one day of usage, tolerance has built up. i hate stimulants because of the side effects, but so far, it's the only thing that gives me the necessary "kick in the ass".