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If my coffee intake has been increasing could that mean the effectiveness of my current dosage of adderall is decreasing?

If my coffee intake has been increasing could that mean the effectiveness of my current dosage of adderall is decreasing?

Trimethyl xanthine: It could be the other way around as well. Caffeine can undermine the benefits of the stimulant and contribute to side effects that would not occur with the Adderall alone. Cut back on the caffeine and if concentration improves, that is the answer. if not, contact your prescriber and look to increase dose, switch meds, or introduce neurofeedback. Getting less sleep or an alternate generic? ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

No "average" dose: The dose is the dose that works with the least amount of side effects. I have some 8 year olds on 5mg a day, and some as high as 30mg a day. This is a medicine where it is very important to monitor the response and adjust the dose, individualizing the dose for each patient based on response, metabolism and side effects. No two people are the same, so thee is no average dose. ...Read more

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My step daughter, 9, is going to start the smallest dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes next week. What do I need to look out for? I'm EXTREMELY worried.

My step daughter, 9, is going to start the smallest dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes next week. What do I need to look out for? I'm EXTREMELY worried.

New stimulant Rx: Starting a new medication in your child can be very . disconcerting, but hopefully her doctor will be following her closely, and she will enjoy the benefit of improved performance, mood and social interactions. Notify her doctor if you notice extreme mood changes, sleep problems, or weight loss. Headaches, belly pain and nausea are usually only temporary side effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and I feel like its not working i'm tired and not focused or motivated do I need to up the dosage on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I'm on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and I feel like its not working i'm tired and not focused or motivated do I need to up the dosage on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maybe not ADD: Poor concentration and focus can be related to many problems including: a sleep disorder eg apnea, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety or other physical condition eg thyroid, infection, autoimmune . Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might help temporary basis but will poop out quickly with these other conditions. Stimulants don't make good antidepressants for this reason. I suggest an eval for these other problems. ...Read more

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I'm not sure whether or not i'm pregnant or if i feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

I'm not sure whether or not i'm pregnant or if i feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

Unrelated issues: Please check with your general practitioner and psychiatrist, because all those are unrelated issues. You may need a physical exam, a pregnancy test, or adjustment of your medications asap. ...Read more

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Please advise me. What do I tell the doctor to convince him to up my dosage of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Discuss: Keep open communication with your doctor. Be honest and up front. The doctor will not prescribe you more medication then is needed. Just be honest discuss what you want and why. Sometimes more of a medication is not always better and can in fact be detrimental. ...Read more

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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more

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