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What to do to tell if my medication (adderall) prescribed by a pa is a placebo?

What to do to tell if my medication (adderall) prescribed by a pa is a placebo?

It is not a placebo: It is against the law to prescribe placebo. The pharmacy won't dispense it either. Personally, I wish placebos were allowed to be prescribed since they have a greater than 30% efficacy rate. But it is not ethical to deceive patients so they are only given in controlled trials where patients consent to the chance of getting a placebo. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...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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Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Subtle difference: Drugs & molecules occur in 2 forms with the same composition called enantiomers & are physical mirror images: dextro (right), levo (left). Racemic is a mixture of both. Biologic systems use d versions almost exclusively and d-amphetamine is generally more active than l-amphetamine. Amphetamine is racemic amphetamine with d:l ratio of 1:1. The "salts" (Adderall) work out to be a 3:1 ratio ...Read more

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Could medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and vivanse actually make you feel smarter and help with academics?

Could medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and vivanse actually make you feel smarter and help with academics?

If ADHD, yes: If you have been evaluated and diagnosed with adhd and prescribed these medications, they can improve your focus and concentration on school work. As a result you could feel "smarter.". ...Read more

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Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Caution: Pseudoephedrine in Dayquil and amphetamine in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase blood pressure and heart rate. Talk to your doctor before taking Dayquil while you're on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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What are other medication besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD?

What are other medication besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD?

Vivence, meth, amphe: Vivence, methamphetamine, Amphetamine, many other long-acting central stimulants that improve concentration paradoxically. It seems counterintuitive that 'speed ' can cure a hyperactive child, that's exactly how it works ...Read more

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What are some alternative medications beside Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adult add. While I have found it helpful, I am growing so tired of some of the side effects!

What are some alternative medications beside Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adult add. While I have found it helpful, I am growing so tired of some of the side effects!

Consider therapy?: There is a non-stimulant drug (strattera) but it might also have bad side effects. Discuss options w/ your dr. Also, consider cognitive behavioral psychotherapy targeted on the issue - or coaching. You might learn organization and self-management skills some people do well learning ways to concentrate - yoga can help - mindfulness meditation is often beneficial. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a mild concussion can I resume my normal medication of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will that hurt my brain in anyway? Dizzy ness has lessened in 5 days.

How long after a mild concussion can I resume my normal medication of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will that hurt my brain in anyway? Dizzy ness has lessened in 5 days.

Consult physician: If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) necessary for function at school or work then obtain clearance from your physician. Otherwise hold off until completely resolved. Meanwhile rest, restrict activities engaging in them as manageable without problem. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will not hurt your brain five days following a mild concussion that is resolving. Supervision to observe for signs of deterioration is important (see comment below). ...Read more

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I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?

Habituation!: Unfortunately the body becomes immune to the effect of medicins, tranquilisers or stimulants such as Addera therefore the need to be certain that you require these medicatios and the reluctance on the part of doctors to increase the dose! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get prescribed ADHD medication such as adderall online as I have no primary doc?

Is it possible to get prescribed ADHD medication such as adderall online as I have no primary doc?

Not from any site: Such medications are class 2 controlled substances monitored closely by the feds. Providing you with any of these without a proper physician/patient relationship, history & physical with supportive documentation of need can end the physicians career. They would risk loss of ever prescribing controlled meds in the future and loss of license. Your "need" is a poor reason for such a risk. ...Read more

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What are some alternative Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) alternative: If Adderall is a problem for you, there are other options. For ADD/ADHD, the following are approved medications: Concerta ER, Strattera, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Concerta ER is a long acting methylphenidate/Ritalin. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is another type of amphetamine. There are others as well as options. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

Several: There are two classes of stimulant. Amphetamine based and Ritalin based.

There are numerous medications in each category from Ritalin to concerta to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to daytrana and so on.

There are also nonstimulant medications like stratera and intuniv that can be effective as well. ...Read more

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What are some medications that have similar effects to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Stimulants: Similar effects can occur with Vyvanse, Desoxyn, Dexedrine, Ritalin, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate).

Provigil, Nuvigil and Amantadine can also provide the same benefits. ...Read more

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Is it frowned upon if a pharmacy/medical student takes medication like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or Adderall for adhd?

I don't think so...: If a health professional student is taking an appropriate medication for an appropriately diagnosed condition, I can't imagine there would ever be an issue. If, on the other hand, you have somehow gotten prescriptions via internet - and are confident of the diagnosis because you feel better, that's another matter! Btw, I don't believe you are asked about your own medical issues when you apply! ...Read more

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Asked question about Tardive Dyskinesia & Adderall/Ritalin. How would those meds cause TD? Now I'm really afraid to take my medication. Help?

Tardive Dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is a parkinson's-like movement disorder usually caused by neuroleptics but has been reported to be caused by over 50 meds including prolonged use of adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) as well as caffein. TD results from an excessive amount of the brain chemical Dopamine or excessively sensitive receptors for Dopamine. All meds have risks. Take meds that help more than they can potential hurt ...Read more

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I take 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 3x a day but notice really bad crahses. What would be a better alternative medication setup?

A gentler medication: Short acting stimulants start and stop suddenly like so many roller coaster rides, leaving you drained. A long acting, once-daily agent (adderall xr, vyvanse, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr) gives continuous coverage with gentler ons and offs. They do not "drain" you as the short-acting agents do. At the right dose for you, their levels drift gently down to enable a calm onset of sleep in the evening. ...Read more

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What is the best add medication for adults? I'm being told that adults shouldn't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and that's what I've been prescribed.

Individual Response: All of the medicines for adhd are helpful about an equal percentage of the time, especially the stimulant medicines, which are the most commonly used meds for adhd. As a result, it depends on how an individual responds to a specific med. There is nothing about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that would cause more potential problems than the other stimulant meds, so I would suggest you try working with it. ...Read more

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About medication I am taking. I currently take 10 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) twice daily quanity of 60 per month I used to get 90 per month I would like to go back?

About medication I am taking. I currently take 10 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) twice daily quanity of 60 per month I used to get 90 per month I would like to go back?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADHD: Review symptoms and function with prescriber as this determines dose and regimen. Some people require 3 doses a day at 4 hour intervals to control symptoms and improve function all day. For others two doses a day may suffice. Once daily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR may control symptoms up to 12 hours. Target symptoms include attention span, impulse control, and frustration tolerance. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Will a child develop side effects from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 1 year after discontinuing the medication?

No: The good and the bad about stimulants is that they have very little residual effect. Side effects are usually gone after 24 hours off the meds. ...Read more

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Currently taking vyvanase 30 was taking Adderall 15 bid before that and Dexedrine before that. The only medication that I felt has helped is desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

Stimulant titration: Initial low doses of stimulants are titrated up to optimal doses over a few weeks' time, unless significant side effects occur at a lower dose. Maximum adult daily doses of Adderall XR & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are 40 mg. & 70 mg. Respectively. Discuss with your psychiatrist before seeking a dangerous medication. If your primary physician is the prescriber, seek referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the only medication that can help with short term memory and productivity? Is there anything else that won't blunt feelings and emotions?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is just one brand of amphetamines indicated/approved for use in treating attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. It is also used for narcolepsy. There are many other drugs approved for ADHD. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-medication-chart & http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/adhd-medical-treatment. Then discuss your diagnosis & concerns w/prescribing doc. ...Read more

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How come I sweat and breakout so much from my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

How come I sweat and breakout so much from my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

It is a rare and: Unpleasant side effect of amphetamine medication which stimulates the nervous system throughout the body even though for treatment of adhd we want to target certain parts of the brain. Some people are more sensitive and vulnerable to specific medications. If discomfort outweighs benefit from the medication then consult the prescriber regarding alternative medication. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can you overcome MPH tachyphylaxis by switching from Ritalin (methylphenidate) to Adderall? Or to another stimulant medication?

Yes: Based on the pharmacodynamics leading to tachyphylaxis, research into delivery options has found that fine tuning the method of delivery decreases the risk for tachyphylaxis. One formulation that has been consistently superior is Concerta. Some of the generic preparations do not accurately replicate the release dynamics of he brand name so I suggest starting with it. There are also many more optionsask your doctor ...Read more

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I need to know the dangerous of continuing to take my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication up to the day before a big surgery on my spine?

I need to know the dangerous of continuing to take my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication up to the day before a big surgery on my spine?

Probably not: The answer requires me to know your medical status and history. This is probably not dangerous. Ask your prescribing doctor who would have the above information and ask your surgeon and anesthetist. ...Read more

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Is there a medication equal to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for depression?

Is there a medication equal to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for depression?

Speed: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants (class ii controlled drugs) are occasionally used in the treatment of depression, but usually in low doses and extreme circumstances. Side effects and a high abuse potential are serious limiting factors. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more