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A 46-year-old female asked:

how can i bring my bp down from taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? will exercise help? i haven't exercised in over 10 years... or lowering my dosage from 15mg to 10mg?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Bp on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stimulates adrenalin which can raise your pulse and BP. You can take a beta blocker like atenolol which blocks adrenalin but doesn't get into the brain so it would reduce the BP effect without reducing the cognitive benefits. Exercise is the best thing you can do for your general health both mental and physical and can reduce your need for meds but will probably raise your BP and pulse.

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Salem, VA
A 46-year-old female asked:

How can I bring my bp down from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will exercise help? I haven't exercised in over 10 years.

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) doesn't have a huge effect on BP, however it does significantly effect the pulse rate. Moderate exercise is always a good thing - BUT - talk to your doctor & get a baseline EKG before starting any exercise pgm when taking stimulants, as they can cause an unsafe rise in pulse. Or perhaps discuss having a drug holiday if appropriate. Hope that helps!

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Last updated May 8, 2016

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