Brain Booster Drugs in Nigeria (Memory enhancing pills).

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“memory-enhancing drugs for students”

“nootropics in nigeria”

“Drugs that increase brain power”

Apart from the queries from Google NG, I also decided to write about this because i have gotten many private mails concerning drug that enhances memory…

Brain boosting drugs, known medically as nootropics and colloquially as smart drugs and cognitive enhancers are drugs, supplements, and other substances that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, recall, concentration,
creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.

The are strictly prescription -only drugs and are prone to abuse especially among students as there are stories of how they pop these brain function enhancing drugs during exams.

Medical uses of brain booster drugs

➡️Memory enhancer
➡️Improve concentration
➡️For motivation (with work)
➡️Creativity (inspiration)
➡️Help recall
➡️Brain booster medications are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
➡️ Used as supportive therapy for dementia
➡️To treat Alzheimer’s Disease



Adderall (Scientific name, amphetamine) is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (excessive sleepfulness).

It is also used as an athletic performance enhancer, cognitive enhancer, appetite suppressant, and recreationally as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant. It is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Adderall is also used in the treatment of bed wetting and loss of bladder control.

It is not safe for breastfeeding mothers, and pregnant women.

COST: A pack of adderall cost #55,000 naira.


Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a nervous system stimulant that’s commonly used to treat ADHD in adults and children.

It is a brand-name prescription medication that targets dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain to reduce common ADHD symptoms.

Though Ritalin is a stimulant, when used in ADHD treatment, it may help improve concentration, alertness, attention, and listening skills.

COST: The cost for Ritalin oral tablet 5 mg is around $90 (#34,000 naira) for a supply of 100 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit.

Brain Booster Drugs in Nigeria
Ritalin, a drug that increase brain power


Armodafinil/Modafinil (Trade Name: Modalert) are classified as “wakefulness-promoting agents”; modafinil increases alertness, particularly in sleep-deprived individuals, and facilitates reasoning and problem solving in non-ADHD youth.

COST: A cup of modafinil cost #46,000 naira


Found in cigarettes, and noctine patch. Nicotine is a brain stimulant and is very addictive. Nicotine improves alertness and orients attention, improves concentration, slightly improves fine motor performance, and episodic and working memory.

As much as possible try to avoid smoking cigarettes because of the nicotine feel.


CAFFEINE (from coffee) is one of the oldest brain stimulant used to improves alertness, improves attention deficits, motivation and wakefulness at work.


The medication known as Donepezil is a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease. It is most commonly available as Aricept, or its scientific name donepezil hydrochloride. The enzyme inhibitor functions by increasing naturally occurring chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain.

This improves cognitive abilities in dementia patients, such as memory and attention. It is a slow release pill usually taken before bedtime. The doctor should warn you not to break up the pill. Side effects may include nausea, cramping, frequent urination, insomnia and seeing or hearing things that aren’t actually there.


Concerta is a central nervous system stimulant approved by the Food and Drug Agency for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This drug has the effect of advancing clarity and focus for the short term. It is a drug of addiction and dependence.

Other not commonly used but available brain boosters in Nigeria:

1. Clonidine

2. Racetams, such as piracetam, oxiracetam, phenylpiracetam, and aniracetam.

3. Desipramine

4. Levodopa

5. Pramipexole

6. Atomoxetine

7. Tolcapone

8. Ginkgo biloba extract

9. Vyvanse

10. Statera

CAVEAT: This article is strictly for your education. Memory enhacing drugs can cause untoward side effects. DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION ONLY.



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