Friday, September 16, 2011
drug performance testing
I have started testing my performance while taking ADHD medication. I am doing a PASAT-2 followed by a go/no-go test every hour starting from the time I take the medication. My first test is with 54mg Concerta, and I plan to test other medications. In addition to attempt to quantify how effective the medication is, I am attempting to quantify it over time. The product monograph for Concerta indicate that peak serum levels were reached in adults between 5 and 9 hours after ingestion, with a median of 6 hours. I expect the tests to show when the peak effect occurs after ingestion.