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A 17-year-old male asked:

Hi, i find it really hard to concentrate at school. i have dyslexia and not being able to concentrate is hard. i wanted information on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stimulant medication: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant medication often used in treatment of ADD/ADHD and some other medical conditions. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. Side effects include rapid heart rate, appetite suppression, anxiety, insomnia. You should be evaluated by your doctor before the medication can be prescribed.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
For ADHD: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine which is prescribed for symptoms of ADHD. It increased brain Dopamine (necessary for focused attention) and nor epinephrin (alerting). It may help you focus and attend. It is not likely to improve your dyslexia.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2018


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