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Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Overview)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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What is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed for?

What is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed for?

Adhd: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is usually prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Overview)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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Can u take two extended release 25 mg adderalls (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in one day?

Can u take two extended release 25 mg adderalls (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in one day?

Yes: Depends on the duration of effect (how many hours of an an effect you get per dose). If dividing the dose, the main concern would be that it may last too late and make it difficult to fall asleep. If taking at the same time, the dose may be too high and lead to concerns for jitteriness/on-edge/anxious ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Please describe the medication: adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combination Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a stimulant medication approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). It is a controlled medication with habit forming potential. ...Read more

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I feel like my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has stopped effecting me? What should I do?

I feel like my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has stopped effecting me? What should I do?

Tell the prescriber: People may develope tolerance to psychostimulants, meaning that the effect which they once received may diminish over time. Sometimes a dosage readjustment is needed; sometimes switching to a different medical regimen is indicated. ...Read more

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Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use? #nqlu I've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine. Will long-term use (10 years s

They aren't the same: Small differences in the molecules can make all the difference in the world. The is one carbon atom difference between beverage alcohol and wood alcohol, and one will cause you to go blind and can kill you with a single drink, and the other one doesn't. When taken as prescribed and monitored for side effects, adderal has been shown to be safe. Some docs give people holidays (weekends, holidays)off. ...Read more

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Are Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall used together in some patients? I've heard this is done for some ppl who don't work well with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) alone?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & adderall r: Both stimulants used to treat ADHD, and may both b prescribed to the same pt though its more common to see only 1 stimulant type used in a single pt. vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a derivative of Dexedrine, while adderall is amphetamine salt. Keeping below total daily recommended doses would require converting one to another, which could lead 2 incr errors or a more complex med regimen. Talk 2 ur doc re: best tx 4 u ...Read more

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How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

Extremely: All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors). ...Read more

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Do methylin and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work the same way?

Sorta: Methylin inhibits Dopamine & norepinephrine reuptake at the synapse (junction where neurons communicate with each other). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does the same, but also increases pre synaptic (inside the sending neuron) production of these two transmitters, thereby being "more powerful." amphetamines have a stronger effect on motivation and prefrontal cortex activity. Both are exceedingly safe and effective. ...Read more

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How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

A "kick"?: Medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are not available without prescriptions. There are medically supervised weight loss plans though -- these may include medications to help suppress appetite. You could consider enrolling in one and being seen there. ...Read more

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Safe limit for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

30-40 mg: In general 30-40 mg per day is the recommended limit, but doctors may recommend high doses based on their clinical judgement and the patient's needs. ...Read more

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May I take Ginseng with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safely?

May I take Ginseng with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safely?

Ginseng is a: stimulant which may be contraindicated in your case. Check w/the doc who prescribed the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Regular exercise and health diet may be most helpful in the long run. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is counterfeit Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dangerous to use?

Potentially unsafe: Counterfit anything is unsafe. You will not know of what it consists. ...Read more

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Do margaritas effect the absorption of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 20mg

Do margaritas effect the absorption of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 20mg

Yes: The alcohol increases toxicity of amphetamines. The alcohol and citrus juice will alter the liver metabolism. I do not approve of adderal in adults. ...Read more

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My friend has taken 5 Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) today. Is this lethal?

Needs evaluation: First, you shouldn't be trying to answer the question. If this is an excessive dose for your friend then even if it were not lethal it could be dangerous (depending on underlying health and other drugs). Second, if the dose is excessive was this a suicide gesture? Again, not for you to decide. Needs evaluation. And also........needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is dark urine a side effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maybe: If you don't keep yourself well hydrated your urine will get darker and darker. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids when you're taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Sometimes patients "forget" to drink or eat when they take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Be conscious of staying hydrated. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) go away as you get use to it?

Often: If you notice side effects with starting or increasing the dose of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) these will often decrease over a period of time. However, increased moodiness or irritability may persist. ...Read more

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Damage of nervous system with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use. Is this true?

Damage of nervous system with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use. Is this true?

No reported evidence: If adder all is used as prescribed there is no reported evidence of nervous system damage. There certainly are ways that it might be misused that might be damaging. ...Read more

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How long does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effects last?

How long does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effects last?

Less than a day: If it's Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr, it is barely detectable in the bloodstream the next morning. Treatment benefits typically last from 8-12 hours, depending on the person and the dose. Immediate-release Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is out of the body about twice as fast. ...Read more

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I was curious as to the effects of orange juice or other acidic drinks high in vitamin C on the half life of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I was curious as to the effects of orange juice or other acidic drinks high in vitamin C on the half life of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Juices in general: (especially store bought ones) have a high sugar content which may work against the goal of being less behaviorally or cognitively hyper. You would be better served by taking vitamin c tabs morning and eve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when your ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall wears off?

Varies a lot: Some people state they feel absolutely the same whether on or off a stimulant, even though others observe huge behavioral differences. Others definitely notice effects, good & bad, such as better attention and productivity as well as no appetite that fade as the medicine wears off. Still others have "rebound, " being irritable & even more symptomatic for awhile before returning to baseline. ...Read more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interact with food?

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interact with food?

Adderall/Food: For better efficacy & absorption, it is recommended before meals. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a negative interaction w/ Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & antacids and herbal/vitamin products?

Has anyone had a negative interaction w/ Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & antacids and herbal/vitamin products?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interaction: Antacids lower absorption of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if taken within an hour of taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Some herbal products may cause anxiety, such as st. Johns wort or tryptophan. ...Read more

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Is taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and rhodiola rosea a safe combination?

It's not clear: Adderall has a complex metabolic pathway, including the liver isoenzyme cyp2d6. Rhodiola rosea is a potent inhibitor of cyp3a4, a different enzyme system. There are no reports of specific interactions between Adderall & rhodiola, but rhodiola has been linked to increased heart rate in patients also taking Lexapro (escitalopram) (metabolized by cyp 3a4 & 2c19). I suggest caution because of incomplete data. ...Read more

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Can I mix Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and nyquil?

Yes, but....: There is no listed drug interaction between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and nyquil so it is ok to take the two together. However, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is usually taken in the morning (to minimize insomnia) and nyquil is usually taken at night (because it can be sedating.) these are two opposite effects and should be avoided for that reason. Also, there is a drug interaction with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and dayquil (increased stimulation). ...Read more

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Can you get high from overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

You can get: Dead from overdosing on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is Dextroamphetamine or a type of speed. An od could cause a stroke or a heart attack! ...Read more

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How can I know if I take too much adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

See below.: You can tell if you have palpitations, elevated blood pressure, rapid breathing ; sweating. You should go to an er if you suspect you took too much, hopefully, it was not intentional. ...Read more

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I took too many Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & methylphenidate pills, I have a heart condition & I feel very sick, what should I do?

See a doctor: And stop the meds.
Se a nutritionist and an acupuncturist to help balance you out so you will not need the meds. These meds can cause a heart condition to worsen. ...Read more

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Is Adderall expensive?

Adderall costs: Adderall is a brand name. Always costs more than generic. Discuss with prescribing doc if the generic is an option for you. Shop around. Pharmacies vary re how much they charge for the same med. Check if your insurance covers Adderall. Also look for pharmacy discount coupons online. Hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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