A 39-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between adderal and nuvigil?
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Dr. Eric Anderson answered
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Nuvigil: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant. It is used for adhd and can also be used to augment antidepressant treatment. While Nuvigil can stimulate, it is not a stimulant per se. Additionally, Nuvigil is approved for shift-work and other circadian-rhythym disturbance-related reasons for daytime fatigue and poor focus. That being said, Nuvigil has also been used (although off-label) for adhd.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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