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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can i take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) after a concussion?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Consult your psychiatrist for assessment of add and need for addedral.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Depends: It really depends on multiple factors. Therefore it would be best to get checked with your doctor. I would suggest that you not take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) until you are evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Are you already on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Do not stop if you are already taking it, but talk with yourFamily Doc who knows you best first before considering new medication.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

If I have a severe concussion, can I still take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Concussion Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): As a general rule taking stimulants after a head injury should be avoided. The brain is vulnerable to seizures and stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase your chance of a convulsion. I would consult the doctor prescribing your medication to review your risk of being off this medication.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with a concussion, am i good?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
What do you mean?: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is neither for treatment of concussion, nor related to concussion. And, appropriate doses of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will not cause any significant harm to someone who had a concussion either before or after the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I hope this answers your question.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Adderall may help
Sep 13, 2013
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
One of the.consequences of concussion is an acquired attention deficit disorder. Like the inherited form it is due to an under aroused state. Adderall is used to treat this as a temporary measure. It can also be used to treat the fatigue of the post concussion state.
Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Provided original answer
I would be concerned about introducing a new medtto treat the temporary & evoving circumstances of a post-concussive syndrome.If the effects are substantial enough that 1 is tempted"arouse" the brain post-concussion, then it is a fajor concussion. In my mind, this warrants patient monitoring, rather than possibly complicating the clinical picture with a Rx that itself requires time for adjustment.
Sep 14, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

What amount of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should I take?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The psychiatrist : who diagnosed your ADHD & prescribed your clinical trial of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR wrote the strength of the starting dose on your initial prescription. (S)he will titrate your dose to the point of maximum control of symptoms based or development of intolerable side effects. If you have no valid diagnosis of ADHD & no personal rx. for this controlled substance, you should not take any Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)
A 32-year-old member asked:

Should i take an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) before my finals?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not it if was not: Prescribed for you. You could take too much, take too little or make yourself ill. It is also illegal to take this controlled substance without a prescription.

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