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A 29-year-old female asked:

can primary care prescibe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if have previous prescription from another doctor?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Depends: If you are looking for your PCP to take over prescribing, you are likely fine. Talk to your doctor, who will likely request records from your other doctor.
Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Yes. Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners can prescribe a full formulary of medications. However, they get little training in mental health and addictions diagnosis and treatment therefore possibly not the most qualified to prescribe Adderall. Some may refuse to prescribe it without a minimum of a consultation with a qualified mental health provider or notes from such.
Jun 7, 2015
Dr. John O'Malley
Child Psychiatry 54 years experience
RX Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): A primary care physician can certainly prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if in his/her judgment the medication is necessary. He/Her may need more information from the other doctor such as medical workup, psychological testing, and contact with a psychiatrist if any question is left unanswered. The prescription it self will not be enough for the doctor to write a prescription for you.

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