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Adderall Energy Stopping Methadone
Why stopping?: Not knowing why you want to stop, there is no one correct answer. Please provide more information. In my practice, with my patients, i always recommend tapering Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to avoid amphetamine withdrawals. Many patients stop over the weekends, which i don't advise, and experience withdrawal symptoms. They are generally not dangerous, but can be very troublesome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have depression and taking amphetamines (speed, adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) meth, etc)?
Can cause depression: These drugs, if misused, can all cause depression. A psychiatrist may help you understand whether the depression came first (and you're taking the drugs in an attempt to self-medicate), or if the depression is the side-effect of the drug. There are better ways to help depression than stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?
Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?
Yes: When Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used for pure adhd there is usually not much withdrawal. But stimulants can transiently help mood but then cause a dependence like coccaine which leads to depression. This is why stimulants don't make good antidepressants by themselves and why they are classified as a potentially abused drug. Discuss with your prescriber and don't take other people's meds. ...Read more
Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: In short, yes - do not stop this med on your own if you have been taking this for a short or long time - this is best tapered by discussion with your physician. ...Read more
Not usually: Once an appropriate dose is reached to control symptoms a patient can stay at that dose for years. If the environment becomes more stressful, demanding or chaotic, an increase in dosage may be necessary, however. ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Metabolism: occurs by oxidation mostly in the liver but there is kidney involvement so both must be considered. Metabolism produces active compounds that require further metabolism by oxidation and deamination. CYP2D6 is a liver enzyme known to be involved and other medications requiring CYP2D6 may interact though this is usually not significant. Evaluation and monitoring by prescriber is essential. ...Read more
Good question.: Individuals vary widely; some on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will demonstrate increased caloric expenditure (which would be a reflection of higher "metabolism"). Others, especially very hyperactive children may decrease energy expenditure, because the med enables them to sit still more often. Dosage also makes a difference. The wgt loss however, that often occurs w/ Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is primarily due to decreased appetite. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR extended release 30mg
No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a category c teratogen in pregnancy. This means that animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects, but there aren't adequate studies to be sure in humans. This is a risk/benefit discussion to have with your OB and psychiatry doctors, about your personal situation. But exposed to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) babies can be born too early, and go through amphetamine withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.
Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazadone can be added (low antichiolinergic profile) it has some anxiolyt. I suggest making only one change at a time if possible. Buspar (buspirone) can be tried but BP has to be watched. I'm assuming the diagnosis of narcolepsy and add have been carefully worked up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have concern about it, you should talk again to the doctor who prescribed it to u. But if u take it on ur own without any prescription, u take it at ur own risk. Please do not do that ever. Be safe, ok? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very individual: This is very individual, and depends upon the age of the patient, symptoms, response to medication, and other conditions the patient may have, etc. Please ask your own psychiatrist about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use and dosing in your own case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more