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is ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) kinda like adderral?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Ephedrine is chemically related to amphetamine (adderall), but they are different enough that Ephedrine has little or no benefit with respect to adhd. Both do dry up nasal membranes, though.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Does alcohol interact badly with prescription adderal xl?

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Dr. David Miller
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Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not advised: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant used to treat adhd. Alcohol is a depressant. Taking stimulants and depressants together is rarely a good idea as they tend to pull your body in two different directions. If you are drinking alcohol while under a doctor's care for adhd, you need to make sure they are aware of this so that they can make the best decisions for your care and treatment.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when somone without ADHD takes ADHD medicine like conerta or adderal?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Time will tell.: Emotional and physical responses to adhd medication are factors in addiction and decrease and disappear over time. The responses adhd medication is aimed at don't disappear over time. Adhd patients are not looking for the highs, euphoria or speeding feelings. They want focus and concentration, performance not feelings. Those without adhd are most likely to become addicted by chasing feelings.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Can adderal affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes!: Stimulant medication should not be taken when one is pregnant. It can induce premature labor. There are other risks to the fetus also including withdrawal in the newborn shortly after birth when the medication is no longer being delivered to the child. Talk to your obstetrician about how to handle the problem of your taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are medical used of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is an amphetamine-like substance that has been used medically for asthma, as a decongestant, cold/flu symptoms, and to aid in weight loss. It has been banned in the us since 2004 because it can dangerously raise blood pressure, cause heart rhythm problems and, in rarely, even death. There are too many risks and as there are so many other meds to use instead, to use it any more.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can aderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) or anything help to stop excessive daydreaming?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Yes, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate) can help stop daydreaming if you have been properly diagnosed with adhd of the attention deficit ype. That means that, in addition, you have difficulty focusing and following dirctions, are easily distracted, talk excessively, etc.

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