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Taper off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or stop acutely?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
You can stop acutely: Stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do not require a taper. Many patients who use them skip weekends or holidays the whole time they are using them. Even though you do not need to taper you will find that the original reason for which you started using them will still exist and at the same level. Like almost all meds they do not fix the problem. They are only helping control symptoms while in the system.
Answered on Aug 5, 2018

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