What are Dopaminergic Nootropics?

Dopaminergic nootropics

Dopaminergic nootropics are drugs that stimulate and modulate dopamine and its receptors in various ways in order to improve cognitive functions. Similar to acetylcholine, dopamine is an important nootropic neurotransmitter that is involved in a large number of functions in terms of cognition. Dopaminergic nootropics can greatly influence focus, memory and learning . The only […]

Carbidopa-Levodopa – A Combinational Dopaminergic Antiparkinson’s Nootropic

carbidopalevodopa

Carbidopa is yet another dopaminergic drug that is recommended in the treatment of people with Parkinson’s symptoms. However, its efficacy is very low therefore it has to be combined with levodopa for it to work effectively. This combination is known as carbidopa-levodopa. It is the combination that is now prescribed to combat Parkinsonism. Parkinson, as we […]

Selegiline – An Effective Dopaminergic Drug for Parkinson’s Disease

Selegiline

Selegeline is a type of drug that works as an inhibitor of monoamine oxidase enzymes and it is prescribed primarily for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and depression. When prescribed in low dosages, this drug effectively acts as a MAO-B inhibitor. In larger doses however, it loses it selectivity and also inhibits MAO-A. It […]

Rasagiline – A Dopaminergic Nootropic Drug

Rasagiline

Rasagiline is dopaminergic drug prescribed for the treatment and management of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. It was developed by Israeli researchers working for Teva and was presented to the FDA for approval as a drug in 2004. It was approved in 2006 and is now being sold under the brand name Azilect.  Rasagiline is […]

The Dopaminergic Qualities of L-Dopa

levodopa

L-dopa, or levodopa, is an amino acid and a hormone that is produced naturally by some plants and animals. Humans can synthesize l-dopa using another amino acid, l-tyrosine. L-dopa is a precursor of several neuroendocrine transmitters and these are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. These three neuroendocrine transmitters are called catecholamines and their primary role is […]