Table 2

Percentage of primary care physicians who know the respective substance as a drug which can be used for CE or ME
Prescription drugs % N
MPH (e.g. Ritalin®, Concerta®, etc.) 79.7 663
Ready-made AMPH tablets (e.g. Adderall®, Dexedrine®, etc.) 47.8 398
Atomoxetine (Strattera®) 23.3 193
Modafinil (Provigil®, Vigil®) 32.1 267
Antidementia drugs (e.g. Aricept®, Ebixa®/ Axura®, etc.) 61.9 515
Illicit drugs:
Illicit AMPH (e.g. Speed, etc.) 49.0 408
Ecstasy 38.1 317
Cocaine 42.8 356
Other illicit psychoactive drugs 20.9 174
OTC-drugs
Coffee 66.8 556
Coca Cola® (or similar) 60.5 503
Caffeinated Drinks/ Energy Drinks (e.g. Red Bull®) 64.7 539
Caffeine tablets (Coffeinum®) 61.1 508
Ginkgo biloba 59.1 492
Ephedrine 31.7 264
Antidepressants for ME
Antidepressants (e.g. Prozac®, Cipralex®, Zoloft®, etc.) 42.3 352

AMPH = amphetamines; CE = cognitive enhancement; ME = mood enhancement; MPH = Methylphenidate; OTC = over the counter.

Franke et al.

Franke et al. BMC Family Practice 2014 15:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-3

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