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A 27-year-old male asked:

i take 10mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 3x a day but notice really bad crahses. what would be a better alternative medication setup?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Extended release: Short acting stimulants cause crashes more easily than extended release formulations. Adderall in xr form or vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) would be alternatives in the same molecular class. Check with your prescribing doctor for alternative prescriptions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Also extended-release formulations of the Methylphenidate group, such as Ritalin-LA, Metadate-CD, Focalin-XR.
Jan 17, 2013
Dr. Matthew Davis
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
A gentler medication: Short acting stimulants start and stop suddenly like so many roller coaster rides, leaving you drained. A long acting, once-daily agent (adderall xr, vyvanse, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr) gives continuous coverage with gentler ons and offs. They do not "drain" you as the short-acting agents do. At the right dose for you, their levels drift gently down to enable a calm onset of sleep in the evening.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

I am currently taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg twice a day, I started 10 months ago with 10mg and my dr has increased, but now I am immune to 30mg, what do I do?

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What're the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 25mg twice a day for two years?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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See below: Currently Adderall is prescribed to treat symptoms that cause a current impairment. If it is effective, one long-term consequence will be the ability to function, hold a job, etc for the years involved. There is some evidence that Ritalin (methylphenidate) (a different drug) in primary school children can lead to a benefit that lasts for a year or more. Data on Adderall are unclear. Addiction risk is another issue.
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Would it be recommended to to split 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to become 5mg each twice a day?

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Ask your Doc.: You will need to ask your treating physician about this issue. You shall take medication as prescribed.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 25mg XR an it seems like after 6 hours i eat an hour later i feel bad sick been on it for 6 months but skip days?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Common side effect: Nausea, loss of appetite and stomach pain are common side effects of adderal xr, and because of that you are skipping the dose for days. I will recommend you discuss it with your healthcare provider who prescribed the adderal and he/she may consider switching to a different medication.

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