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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.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
30 mg: In normal circumstances and for normal weight, 30 mg/day should be the max.

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

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Dr. David Carlson
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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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