Is there any drug that can be used to learn effectively

With many remedies, one develops Tolerance to the active ingredient. Then it says "more of it" so that the effect occurs. This increases the risk of undesirable side effects, such as a psychological or physical addiction.


In particular, psychological dependence is a danger with many substances. If the tablet took away the fear in the last test, how should the next test be survived without it? And was that actually “my achievement” or was it really just the pill that was smart? [1]


The drug is one of the best-known smart pills Ritalin. Its main component, methylphenidate, helps patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cope with everyday life. What few people know: Chemically, methylphenidate is very similar to the stimulant amphetamine. More on this…


Galantamine, memantine and donepezil are also believed to increase performance. What sounds like characters from "The Lord of the Rings" are active ingredients in so-called Antidementia drugs. Although these agents are approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, they have only very minor effects on healthy volunteers. [2]


The prescription drug Modafinil is sometimes taken without medical indication to combat fatigue. Unlike other stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamine, Modafinil does not induce intoxication. Modafinil is actually used for the treatment of narcolepsy, a disease in which those affected can suddenly fall asleep at any time due to the disruption of the wake-sleep rhythm. More on this…


Among students who occasionally consume substances to improve performance or to cope with stress, there is a particular consumption of Sleeping pills and sedatives spread. Sometimes these are the benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety disorders. These drugs dampen the transmission of stimuli in the central nervous system and thus the general level of arousal. Also Painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol are used comparatively frequently by students.

Last update on: 10/19/2020
Authors: Benjamin Jonas, Fabian Leuschner (delphi)