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A 29-year-old female asked:

If a person gets side effect like very cold limbs from 10mg of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but does not from 20mg. should they take 20mg dose?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 35 years experience
Possible acclimation: I'm not sure I understand that particular side effect to be honest..but assuming that is definitely an effect of the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) then, perhaps the explanation of why it's not happening at 20mg. is that your body has acclimated to the medication. Other possibility is that the feeling of cold extremities was simply unrelated to begin with to the medication.
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