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A 19-year-old female asked about a 17-year-old female:

Not sure my friend needs i need to go to the hospital for an overdose. 40 mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) snorted earlier and 30 mg prednisone taken. scary stuff happenin?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Take to the hospital: Thank you for asking and taking care of your friend. Please take them to the hospital. That is a hefty dose of each medication and snorting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) makes it infuse faster into the bloodstream, like taking more than dose. Need to be safe and take them to the hospital and thank you again for supporting your friend in what can be a dangerous time.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Dangerous: You ae doing dangerous things with the medication. Snorting drugs results in very rapid absorption and very high levels quickly which may be very dangerous. Amphetamines are not meant to be taken this way. If amphetamine is absorbed to rapidly and dose is too high you are risking a stroke or heart attack.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2015


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