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Healthy students taking Alzheimer's drug?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by ethyl, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. ethyl

    ethyl Go suck on a Zoloft.
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    So I thought of about this after reading the stimulant supplement thread: :p

    I know a doctor of internal medicine and she took a particular Alzheimer's drug for a short time. She doesn't have Alzheimer's but she had an incredible improvement in memory.. she was remembering remarkable details, individual numbers on patient records and everything. I can't remember the damn drug's name... I'm not sure if it was a cholinesterase inhibitor because I don't know what else is out there to treat Alzheimer's. She stopped after a few months but she didn't have any side effects. Has anyone else heard of healthy people (undergrad or med/pharm students!) taking memory enhancing drugs? If one were willing to risk your health, this type of thing would be invaluable for exams! :oops:
     
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  3. ethyl

    ethyl Go suck on a Zoloft.
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    edit: I think she took Aricept... but I could be wrong.
     
  4. pharmaz88

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    Galantamine, the active in Reminyl/Razadyne, is also available without a subscription as a 'supplement'.
     
  5. pharmagirl

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    I've also heard of people doing this, but I have no idea which drug they were using.
     
  6. dstormz

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    ;) let me know when you guys find out. something is wrong with my memory. Right after taking the finals, I tend to forget mostly everything.

    Does this happen to anyone else?
     
  7. Requiem

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    To be honest, I find I retain what I deem important to a very high degree. For example our pharmaceutics prof kept stressing DLVO theory + Nernst potential of particles in flocculated / de-flocculated systems. (Basically forms of a suspension.)

    I can recall almost every detail of them, and the more important things in anatomy (hormones, etc) yet I forget a bit of the minor details.

    You should try to promote retention, you need to retain everything from pharmacy school on your rotations, so do your best.
     
  8. ForgetMeNot

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    Yeah...pharmaceutics questions appeared every day on all of my rotations. :rolleyes:

    My 'ceutics professor would be so sad to know that I've forgotten most of the things from that class.
     

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