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“Some people benefit from taking stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin), dextroamphetamine (Adderall), or modafinil/armodafinil (Provigil/Nuvigil). These tend to be most helpful for fatigue and improving attention and concentration.” – source: dana-farber.org

“No medications have been approved to treat chemo brain. Medications approved for other conditions may be considered if you and your doctor agree they may offer some benefit.

Medications that are sometimes used in people with these symptoms include:

– Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin, others), a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
– Donepezil (Aricept), a drug used in people with Alzheimer’s disease
– Modafinil (Provigil), a drug used in people with certain sleep disorders
– Memantine (Namenda), a drug used to improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease, may help during radiation therapy to the brain” – source: mayoclinic.org

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