A 35-year-old member asked:
if i have a severe concussion, can i still take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
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.
Last updated Nov 21, 2019
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