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I took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 10 mg 12 hours ago. Can I take NyQuil now to get rest because I am also fighting a cold? The adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not prescribed.

I took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 10 mg 12 hours ago. Can I take NyQuil now to get rest because I am also fighting a cold? The adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not prescribed.

Not a good idea: Insert mandatory scolding here. The answer to your question depends on which NyQuil you are taking. Some contain pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine which would be dangerous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to take however it does cause drowsiness the next day. Adderall begins to wear off after 10 hours. Much better idea to wait it out than treat side effects of one drug with another. ...Read more

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I have been on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg b.I.d. for 6_years now. I have recently ran out and I'm unable to see my doctor until the middle of the month. What to do?

I have been on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg b.I.d. for 6_years now. I have recently ran out and I'm unable to see my doctor until the middle of the month. What to do?

Out of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): You should call your Doctor to discuss your situation. Things happen, I'm sure your Doctor will understand, sepecially if your honest about your particular situation. He or she can send you a prescription in the mail. That's my advice and Good Luck. ...Read more

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Currently on Generic B 973 20 Adderall (Tev) 20mg 2x a day. 2nd full day on it and I have a bad headache and I feel it (Adderall) wears off quick. Could it be the dosage is too low? Or is this the right dosage for me just starting out on it? Thanks.

Currently on Generic B 973 20 Adderall (Tev) 20mg 2x a day. 2nd full day on it and I have a bad headache and I feel it (Adderall) wears off quick. Could it be the dosage is too low? Or is this the right dosage for me just starting out on it? Thanks.

With a bad headache: it may be too high. If you have headaches on a 10 or 15 mg/dose that last > 3-4 days, you may need to switch to a Methylphenidate product. Strength of generic meds can vary, Regular Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usually lasts 4-6 hrs. Take the 2nd dose ~ 1 hr. Before the 1st dose wears off. You may need Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for 12 hr. Coverage once you determine your total daily dose. See CHADD. Org. ...Read more

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A.D.D.....Ive been relying on it to get through my day, now I can't get it anymore. Got diagnosed as a child, maybe around 10-11 years old. I took Adderall all through out my childhood to help me in class. It worked, my grades when from negative to positi

Both stimulant &: Non-stimulant medications for adhd are approved in adults, many through age 65. If you cannot afford private psychiatric & psychological evaluations & treatment, seek outpatient services through your state's adult mental health facility. Join chadd. Org for information & resources. ...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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Any adderall/riatlin alternatives out there?

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Any adderall/riatlin alternatives out there?

Stimulants: Several, such as Vyvanse, Metadate, Focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) Concerta, Strattera, Intuniv, Tenex, etc. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get work done on non-adderall days?

Can I tell me how I can get work done on non-adderall days?

Non Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Days: I assume you are calling those days you are not taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I don't see why that happens. All medications for add/adhd should be administered every day including weekends and holidays, to prevent falls in the level of the medicine during those days off. If you work with a psychiatrist, you must have 30 days supply of your medications, and also practice behavioral exercises to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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When is Adderall most effective? Fasted or a non-fasted state?

Fasting irrelevant: Adderall has a direct effect on the central nervous system, not completely understood. It is a stimulant, like caffeine, but has a particular effect on the symptoms of ADHD of all types, including hyperactivity and/or attention deficit. Its effect is independent of mealtimes. ...Read more

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What happens if I take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

What happens if I take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If extended-release, u lose efficacy.

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What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not wise, since that someone else person will have to explain to his/her doctor the shortage in their prescription supply. ...Read more

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I have been on 2 30mg of Adderall for roughly 2months now and it doesn't seem to work anymore. What's the max mg dosage that can be taken?

Scary: Developing tolerance. Discuss with treating physician, maximum dose may not work and increases risk for adverse effects ...Read more

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I've been on Adderall 20mg XR for a week. The last two days it didn't feel as effective. Has my body already built up a tolerance to it that quickly?

I've been on Adderall 20mg XR for a week. The last two days it didn't feel as effective. Has my body already built up a tolerance to it that quickly?

Not necessarily: I find that sometimes when titrating up a patient's dose on a stimulant, they may intially have a more robust response when the dose is first increasd, and then it may drop a little. ...Read more

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If I normally take 30 mg of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) will it be safe to switch to 20 mg adderall?

Roughly, a dose: Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) = about 3 times a dose of Adderall XR. 30 mg. Of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or ~10 mg. Of Adderall XR is a low daily dose for an adult. Starting at15 mg. Of Adderall XR & titrating up under your psychiatrist's guidance to optimal effect without side effects may be more tolerable. You may find Adderall XR to have quicker onset & shorter duration of action; irritability may occur as the dose is increased. ...Read more

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Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Wrong question.: Track your weights weekly and report to prescribing physician. Different side effects show up at different times or not at all. Very complex. ...Read more

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I've been taking 150-225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20-30mg of Adderall for years. Any pros/cons with the right dosages? Complications?

Psychottopics: These meds can be taken together if they are managing your symptoms. There is slight risk of increase of bp. So I recommend checking your BP from time to time. ...Read more

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How can I time taking Nexium or acid relievers with adderall? I usually take 1 adderall (20 mg, not xr) when I wake up, and 2nd a few hours later.

How can I time taking Nexium or acid relievers with adderall? I usually take 1 adderall (20 mg, not xr) when I wake up, and 2nd a few hours later.

Nexium: Nexium type medications (ppi's) should be taken in the morning before eating any food, as they are designed to block the release of stomach acids. If you eat or take any other medications before taking nexium, stomach acids would then be released. Your pharmacist can also be of help in answering questions about your medications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Drug interaction: According to my sources, there are no interactions between theses two medications. Therefore, as long as they both are prescribed for you, they can be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Temporary: Adderall is cleared quickly by the body and the vasoconstriction would resolve after clearance. Continued administration of the medication will likely result in the body adjusting so that the affect will not continue to occur. If it does then an alternative medication must be considered. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

Danger: Taking a medication that is not prescribed for you is very dangerous. For safety sake please see your doctor. If you need any medication he/she will prescribe it for you. Please tell the doc the reason you took the medicine in the first place. The doc will help you w/appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Both stimulants: Caffiene and psycho stimulants have similar effects raising heart rate/blood pressure, helping people feel more focused but potentially interfering with sleep. Psychostimulants are prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. Caffeine + meds are additive. Too much can make people feel irritable, agitated with GI upset (nausea). See how it affects you. ...Read more

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Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance? (and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects (keeping you awake)

Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance? (and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects (keeping you awake)

Probably: Since both medications act in similar fashion, tolerance for one may mirror tolerance for the other. Your pharmacist can advise you best about your medications, however. ...Read more

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I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system don't want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system don't want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

Drug tests are...: ...typically designed to identify illicit substances. Detection of prescribed medications is generally not the concern of the testers, particularly if you can prove you hold a valid prescription. ...Read more

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If I take pantoprazole in the morning part of my daily regime, and I then take adderall once randomly at night is there any effect?

Why?: Why are you taking Adderall randomly at night? It is not indicated for that use. Is the clinician who prescribed Adderall to u aware that u are using it that way, or is it not ur prescribed medication? ...Read more

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I went from taking Vyvanse30mg @ 8am & 2pm to taking AdderallXR40mg @ 8am & AdderallIR10mg @ 2pm. Adderall did little to nothing. Any idea why?

It depends.: If you're taking the stimulants for ADD/ADHD, the expected results would be an improved concentration and focus, improvement in hyperactivity, being able to accomplish tasks better. What difference did Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall have? I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor who could make adjustments. ...Read more

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I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

Adderall can worsen: psychosis (loss of touch with reality including hallucinations and distortions in thinking and emotions). Psychosis can impair concentration and focus interfering with studying. Seek evaluation to sort out ADHD, psychosis and medication indications. Take medications only as prescribed and report both good and bad effects to prescriber to guide adjustments. Best regards in your health and studies. ...Read more

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