Ritalin, also known as methylphenidate, Focalin, or Concerta, is a medication approved by the FDA and is used to treat ADD, ADHD and narcolepsy. Its mechanism of action involves inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to increased amounts of dopamine between synapses, thus improving focus, motivation, alertness, and energy. From a nootropic perspective, taking this substance increases efficiency of cortical networks and memory functions.
|Modafinil, commonly sold as Provigil, is considered one of the first groundbreaking eugeroic drugs to hit the market. It has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of various wakefulness disorders such as narcolepsy- a condition resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work disorder. For those people without wakefulness disorders, this drug is often used on an off-label basis for cognitive enhancement by means of altering the CNS levels of histamine. Also, research has shown that it boosts working memory, but the long-term effects are relatively unknown.|
acetamide, Provigil, Modalert, Modapro, Alertex, 2-[Diphenylmethylsulfinyl]acetamide
2 or 3 times daily, preferably 30 to 45 minutes before eating. Typical dosage is 20 to 30 mg daily.
The standard dosage consists of 200g/day
A few reported side effects related with Ritalin usage includes fast heart beat, angina, joint pain, fever, and skin rashes.
Potential side effects include headache, insomnia, lack of appetite, hypertension, nervousness, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting.
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