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I'm 52 years old and I work in health care so I'm pretty busy. However, for the past few months I've felt tired and unable to focus. I try to eat properly and get appropriate rest etc. I've had my testosterone level checked and it's normal. Can you recommend any OTC medication to help with mental focus and clarity? Maybe something to help with ADHD symptoms? I've tried Ginko Biloba but that only worked "short term". I've recently tried a medication called Neuro PS which gives me a "little bump" but I'm looking for something stronger. I briefly considered trying to get a prescription for Adderall but everything I read on line scared the hell out of me. Any advice? Thanks in advance.



There are no OTC medications that help with ADHD symptoms.  Perhaps you can try to exercise more under a doctor's supervision.  There are certain foods that improve concentration (ie tuna) while others impair which you can google online.  Other than that, I would tell my MD.


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Being a pharmacist, I can answer questions on medications. This includes how drugs work in the body, drug interactions, drug side effects, warnings and precautions to take when using certain medications, dosage forms and strengths, management of overdosing, storage of medications, drug administration, contraindications, and drug indications. I am able to guide them on lab work that needs to be drawn and monitored while on certain medications. I am able to help patients save money when purchasing medications by directing them to cost-effective therapies. I am able to answer questions on federal laws governing pharmacy practice in the United States. I am unable to answer questions legally as if I am diagnosing the patient's disease or illness. For example, if a patient stated he had upper flank pain, I am unable to say he definitely has a urinary tract infection. However, I am able to direct the patient to the correct next step, which is to call his physician with such a side effect.


I have been a licensed pharmacist since 2007, holding licenses in CT and MA. I have a PHARM.D from an accelerated pharmacy school program. Currently, I work at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, CT as a pharmacist. I am a well-rounded pharmacist, with experience in long-term care, IV home infusion, retail, hospital, and hospice. I serve as the pharmacy unit coordinator for Mass Dispensing Area #31 in CT, where I am called upon as a volunteer pharmacist in case of public emergencies, such as anthrax threats. I helped run the swine flu vaccine clinic in 2009. I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association. My position on the board runs for three years. Every month I make suggestions and offer ideas that would help improve the magazine. I have undergone extra training to administer vaccines to patients, which is training that only a certain percentage of registered pharmacists in the country have.

American Pharmacists Association 2007

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA- PHARM.D 2007 University of California, Irvine- BA psychology 2001 cum laude

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