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What are the primary health risks with the use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg in a 40-year-old woman who has had a hysterectomy.

What are the primary health risks with the use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg in a 40-year-old woman who has had a hysterectomy.

Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine derivative and can cause some side effects including but not exclusive: nervousness, palpitations, anxiety, elvated pulse, elevated blood pressure, insomnia and restlessness. Always ask your pharmacist for a full printout of the possible adverse reactions. ...Read more

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I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) currently and take 30 mg normally. Would it be a health risk if I took the biotin (1000 mcg) along with that? I would take 5 of them

I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) currently and take 30 mg normally. Would it be a health risk if I took the biotin (1000 mcg) along with that? I would take 5 of them

Biotin: Biotin is a vitamin and a coenzyme -- deficiencies can happen in pregnancy and rapid weight loss, long-term tpn, etc. I do not find any interactions between this and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in naturaldatabase. Com. I'm wondering why you want to take 5000 mcg of biotin, though? Seems like a very high dose -- even though I don't find the side effects dr. Enriquez mentions. http://tinyurl.com/922j2y2. ...Read more

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Can prolonged Adderall use lead to heart problems? I am a 27-year-old guy. I'm in great physical shape, and have never experienced any health issues. I do have add, and have been prescribed Adderall for a couple of years. I take about 30mg per day on aver

Can prolonged Adderall use lead to heart problems? I am a 27-year-old guy. I'm in great physical shape, and have never experienced any health issues. I do have add, and have been prescribed Adderall for a couple of years. I take about 30mg per day on aver

Should be fine: Used appropriately, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & other stimulants are quite safe. They can elevate pulse rate & blood pressure, but studies have not shown this creates increased risk. Abuse of stimulants, usually at much higher doses than those used to treat adhd can cause heart problems & even death. A recent study of many thousands of subjects showed no change in risk of heart problems related to stimulants. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR bad for my health? Long term?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR bad for my health? 
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No, not necessarily: Many patients take this med successfully and safely for many, many years. All psych meds however must be monitored for effect. All must be used in a manner that not only avoids significant side effects, but results in improved performance & mood/attitude. A good specialist in add & mental health can/should get you to the optimal med regimen for you. ...Read more

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I been takeing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 25mgxr for 7 months not everyday tho an it seems after the forth day it makes me sick I have a lot of health priblems?

I been takeing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 25mgxr for 7 months not everyday tho an it seems after the forth day it makes me sick I have a lot of health priblems?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Wondering why so long on Adderall if u were having side-effects, & also why both Adderall & vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?. Please review with your doctor. ...Read more

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They say taking an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during finals week will definitely help you focus for a while. Is that I'll advised to general health?

They say taking an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during finals week will definitely help you focus for a while. Is that I'll advised to general health?

Maybe: If you have difficulty focusing, address this with your doctor. If you and your doctor decide that it is necessary, he/she will address all risks versus benefits and should monitor you while taking the medication. I do not recommend taking it just to get by for a few weeks. ...Read more

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My bro mixes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 40mg & lortab 7.5mg. I'm scared about how that combo may hurt his health. What reactions can it cause him to experience? :/

Depends: Lortab has a sedative effect while Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has an excitarory effect. In addition, the medical literature indicates that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) potentates the effects of lortab. If one physician has prescribed both medications he/she may have a reason for mixing the two. In any case, all of your brother's physicians should know all the medications he is taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy? Age: 37 health: excellent

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is fda pregnancy category c, which means that it is not known whether Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will harm an unborn baby. It could cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes this medication during pregnancy. Be sure that your doctor knows you are taking this medication and that you discuss this as it could have risks. Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby, so be sure to tell your doctor if you are planning to breast feed as well. ...Read more

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Can I see a general practiotoner at a low cost health clinic due to my add I was diagnosed with as a teen, causing me to have serious lack of interest and recently (1 to 2 years) causing me to be unable to keep a job? I was perscried adderall...

Yes: The majority of treatment for adhd takes place in primary care settings, so what you suggest is potentially a good solution. However, different pcps have different comfort levels with assessing and treating adhd, so you would need to explore this with the clinic. Also, you would need a good assessment to make sure there is nothing else going on — lack of interest can be related to depression. ...Read more

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Moved from ca to ms, need refill of my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Doctor says she cannot call it in, but no health ins. Cannot afford office fee of new dr. Here. Help!

Moved from ca to ms, need refill of my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Doctor says she cannot call it in, but no health ins. Cannot afford office fee of new dr. Here. Help!

Access To Care: Check with your local mental health agency to see if they offer special programs for uninsured patients. Most counties around the country have such programs. There are often free clinics that provide free healthcare or healthcare based upon financial need. Medicaide is offered in every state, but the acceptance criteria are often difficult to meet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Adderall expensive?

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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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?

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)?

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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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...: 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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