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.

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