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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and vivanse actually make you feel smarter and help with academics?
Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
31, have add, no hyperactivity. Any nonstimulant medications? Took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 12 yrs and became extremely addicted.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I feel as my Adderall extended release is no longer working because It's not helping me concentrate? What else medications I can use to inform my DR.
A Loaded Question: The only way we know of to improve concentration is discipline and training. Long term use of amphetamines and most psycho-active drugs cause the opposite. At first you feel patient and time passes easily. You stay focused longer but are processing data at half the speed. After a few years if you take away the drug you'll be anxious, irritable, and completely unable to concentrate. Try coffee. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is there a medication to help me with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) withdralls?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Depends on symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are some medications that have similar effects to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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