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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Mostly price!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Amphetamine: Both are from the same chemical family but have differences in excretion rates and onset of action as well as binding properties.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Amphet.: Attention deficit disorder, sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, traumatic brain injury, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome & chronic fatigue sy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Active drug: Amphetamine has mirror-image versions (d- and l-). D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is the active version. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetam ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience in Sleep Medicine
No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of amphetamines. Amphetamines increase availabiltiy of Dopamine and norepinephrine i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Stimulants: They are both stimulants of the Amphetamine group.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Regular vs. XR: My patients do. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr has a slow release delivery system. This means that there is a steadier releas ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
As a side effect: Yes, amphetamines are bronchodilators, but aren't used for this purpose as there are safer and longer-lasting alternatives. If used for adhd, Adderall ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & XR: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is immediate release stimulant, works for 4 hours. The XR is extended release, works for 6-8 hour ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Unclear question: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of two salts of amphetamine (amp) with half being d-amp and the other half being d/l-amp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Components Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Dextroamphetamine sulfate is one of the 4 amphetamine salts that make up adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Length of action: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is immediate release (ir), lasting about 3-4 hours. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amph ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Depression is not: An indication for this medication. Even if considered as an off- label option, there are many more effective medications that would usually be tried f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Different versions: Both Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and Concerta (a long acting form of Ritalin) are both stimulants whose s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Metabolism: occurs by oxidation mostly in the liver but there is kidney involvement so both must be considered. Metabolism produces active compounds that require ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Concerta is methylphenidate. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is dextroamphetamine. These are different chemically, but both are c ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have conc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Absolutely: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been studied and used clinically for treating adhd since the late 1980's. For many years, it ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Concerta 54 is a brand name for methylphenidate. 54 milligrams which is slowly released over usually a 12 hr period. It is usually precribed to treat ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can assist someone with adhd to slow down and focus. Although Adderall (dextroamphetamine and rac ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
28 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose: The fda recommended max dose is 60 mg/day for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr, and 40 mg/day for adderall (dextroamphetamine a ... Read More
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