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A 47-year-old member asked:

I feel like my prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has stopped effecting me? what should i do?

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Dr. Alfred Forrester
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Tell the prescriber: People may develope tolerance to psychostimulants, meaning that the effect which they once received may diminish over time. Sometimes a dosage readjustment is needed; sometimes switching to a different medical regimen is indicated.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Who gets prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
ADHD or Sleepiness: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd as well as excessive daytime sleepiness related to narcolepsy. It is also prescribed by sleep specialists for daytime sleepiness related to obstructive sleep apnea (in conjunction with a CPAP machine).
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the maximum dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that can be prescribed?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Unclear: Fda guidelines for max doses are methylphenidate (50 mg a day) & amphetamine (30 mg a day), but some folk need and tolerate higher doses. Adult max doses are still being worked out, with some evidence that 100 to 110 mg a day of methylphenidate--70-80 mg of adderall--may be needed and tolerated at times. If dose needs keep rising, reconsider diagnosis or try another type of medication.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Carlson
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See prescriber: Go get an appointment with a licensed, qualfied expert who has experience and known to be an ethical person. If you are prescribed this medication from such a person, at least you will have the comfort of knowing there is a documented medical reason for it (or you are adept at 'fooling' prescribers).

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