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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Hi, does anyone know about Nootropics? Their benefit and best

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Hi, does anyone know about Nootropics? Their benefit and best how to take them? Also their interactions with pharmaceutical drugs?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Nootropics have several products--which one were you thinking of? Do you take any medications at this time? And have you seen a doctor about your problems?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. I do take medications. I take Aripiprazole for schitzo-affective and vivance for ADD. Really for more energy. I am attracted to nootropics because they purport to enhance performance and are supposedly non toxic. I took an IQ test many years ago and I have very poor memory retention and slower processing speed..... I may require help as I am now beginning studying at a university level after 3 years. I was thinking of just taking:


But I am also interested in noopept, sunifiram, modafinal and adrafinil, aniracetam and centrophenoxine......

Do you know about these substances? Are their other ways to treat my IQ quotas? Or to enhance performance?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Lauren. First off those products may be helpful for you problems but they are all basically related to stimulant medications like Viivanse. So in your case the combination might be harmful with a rise in your heart rate and blood pressure. If you're considering them you should clear it with your doctor first. Safer supplements for you would be omega 3 fatty acids, alpha lipoic acid, and B complex and vitamin E supplements