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please tell me if it is bad to take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Bad?: Every medication has risks and benefits. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a combination of amphetamines, available by prescription for adhd. It can help those with adhd, ; is not "bad" if used as prescribed. However, since it is a stimulant, some take it recreationally, and/or without a prescription to study, stay awake, etc. This is "bad": illegal ; possibly medically harmful.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016

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