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A 35-year-old member asked:

if i have a severe concussion, can i still take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Concussion Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): As a general rule taking stimulants after a head injury should be avoided. The brain is vulnerable to seizures and stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase your chance of a convulsion. I would consult the doctor prescribing your medication to review your risk of being off this medication.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: Although it may change how you respond to it. You may have to adjust your typical dose up or down depending on its effects on you.

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