A 45-year-old member asked:
My doctor won't prescribe my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because i smoke weed. will another doctor write the prescription?
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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cookanswered
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Probably not: Unless you are on marijuana (medical marijuana) for a valid medical condition, no doctor is going to want to prescribe another possible addictive medication . Abuse of drugs, and marijuana is a drug of abuse, raises the concern that you may abuse other high risk drugs such as adderal. No one wants to contribute to a substance abuse disorder.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What do you suggest if my doctor won't prescribe my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because I smoke weed can I go to another doctor?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Gillyanswered
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
I suggest you ...: thank your doctor for their care and concern for you. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is highly addictive and should only be prescribed when the physician makes a bona fide diagnosis and all non-addictive treatments have been tried first.
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Dr. Christopher Pham commented
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Adderall is being prescribed according to the clinical justification. I strongly agreed with your doctor for conducting randomized urinary drug screen in patients who were taken this particular medication and other narcotic pain medications. Certainly you can go to another doctor but another doctor may request for your medical record to determine why your recent care was terminated.
Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler commented
Psychiatry 27 years experience
I agree with your doctor. I would not prescribe it for you either.
Jun 11, 2017
Last updated Oct 5, 2014
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