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A 38-year-old member asked:

How much adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do you take for effectiveness? how do you know you shouldn't go up on the dose?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Just what is needed: One should only dose for therapeutic effect. If the current dose manages one's symptoms well then there is no need to increase the dose- going up on the dose then would possibly improve things very little and increase the risk of side effects.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do you take for effectiveness in studying?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Varies: Dosage for any stimulant varies widely across individuals--so much so that the only real way to decide on best dose is to try several, balancing increased benefit against emerging side effects. For adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the range usually is somewhere between 5 to 30 mg--& size, age, & gender have little effect. Once you find the dose, though, it should stay about there, maybe increasing if you get bigger.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

How to know if the dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is to low or to high?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is a balance: Between side effects ; how effectively it is working.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I know if i take too much adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See below.: You can tell if you have palpitations, elevated blood pressure, rapid breathing ; sweating. You should go to an er if you suspect you took too much, hopefully, it was not intentional.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a normal beginner dose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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There is no standard: Set beginner dose for adults. It can vary considerably given your past history of psychostulant use and ability to tolerate drugs of this class.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is safe to take?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Usual maximum daily dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is 60 mgm, but some psychiatrists use doses as high as 100mgm to 200 mgm off label in some patients who have develope tolerance to the drug. Fda approved dose is 60 mgm max.

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