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What nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

What nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Decreased appetite: All the stimulants, including Ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, have the potential to supress a child's appetite. Thus monitoring of weight and nutritional status is essential. Maintaining a healthy diet on these medications is a must! Consulting a nutritionist as well as the prescribing physician may help. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall?

I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall?

Weight loss...: ...Is common, of course, because of appetite suppression, but with appropriate dosage this does not lead to clinical malnutrition. Nutritional status might actually improve due to less craving for sweets. ...Read more

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What does it feel like overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What does it feel like overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Not good: Rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, sweating, dilated pupils, anxiety, agitation, confusion, violent behavior, muscle jerking, tremors, seizure, dark urine. The described muscle cramps maybe due to muscle breakdown and requires medical evaluation. Seek immediate medical attention/

if death ensues which is possible then it feels like nothing. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs that you're overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are some of the signs that you're overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maximum recommended: Daily dose of Adderral for adults with ADHD is 40 mg.; for narcolepsy, 60 mg. Initial signs of an OD = restlessness, tremor, confusion, hallucinations, assaultiveness & panic states, followed by fatigue, depression, nausea & diarrhea. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) OD or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) + other vasoconstrictors like Sudafed or St. John's Wort ^ BP & can cause cardiac arrhythmias, stroke, coma, convulsions & death. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

That depends on many: Factors, including age, body size and the presence or absence of other health issues. There have been reported deaths in children with doses as low as 2 mg, but the ld50 is in the range of 1.5 mg/kg or so. In a 70 kg person, this would be about 120 mg as a dose that would be toxic to half of those who ingested it. People with underlying heart and blood vessel diseases may be more sensitive. ...Read more

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Can you get high from overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

You can get: Dead from overdosing on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is Dextroamphetamine or a type of speed. An od could cause a stroke or a heart attack! ...Read more

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How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

Extremely: All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors). ...Read more

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What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

Professional eval: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. There are no tests; an expert md wouldn't need tests. Whomever is rx'ing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, esp in the early stages &when doses or
circumstances change. Get a dose or med better for u. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

ER, or just stop it: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Stopping the med is best 1st step; then whomever is prescribing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the med, including benefits &possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages & when doses, or circumstances, change. Get a dose or med better suited for u. ...Read more

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I take trazadone, abilify, (aripiprazole) sertaline and adderall, is there a chance of overdose with this mixture of medicine?

Always: Always a possibility of overdose, but if taken as prescribed by your doctor, there should be no issues. Many drugs go through the same pathways for how they get broken down, so one may be absorbed more than another depending on the day. If concerned with your medication cocktail, ask your doctor who is prescribing them to go over them again with you as to why each is necessary. ...Read more

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How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

Varies: A deliberate or extreme od needs urgent medical evaluation. Other than that, let the drug leave the body. The dose will drop substantially after 4-5 hrs (if regular adderall) or 8-10hrs (if adderall-xr). The drug will still be in the system for days, but usually people settle from the direct & indirect effects within a day or so. ...Read more

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What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose symptoms: when will they stop?

Overdose & length: Adderal overdoe effects rarely fatal, panic, hyperreflexia, rhabdomyolysis, raid rispiration, confusion, coma, hallucinatons, convulsions, arrhythmia, change in blood pressure circulatory collapse.

In adult half life 10 hours.
Children 6-12m half life is 9 to 11 hours. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose symptoms: when will they stop, what to do?

Adderal overdose: Rarely fatal: panic hyperrefllexia, rhabodmyolysis, rapid respiration, confusion, coma, hallucinations, convullsions, arrhythmia, change in BP, circulatory colapse. Half life for d amphetamine for children 6-12 is 9 hrs, &i I amphetamine is 11 hours.

Tx. Symptomatically, admit & observe & tx. As needed in hospital environment. Monitior vital signs monitor CVS function Bp, provide flluids, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

Adderall OD: Adderall overdose symptoms may include hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, panic attacks, ^ sweating, blurred vision, rapid breathing, flushing. Nausea/vomiting. abdominal pain, disorientation & hallucinations. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a severe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

911: If someone is considering an intentional overdose you should call 911 now. Effects of a severe overdose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can last forever, or until death occurs, in the worst case scenario. Heart attack, stroke, damage to kidneys or liver, psychosis, seizures, and many more possibilities. Ask your dr. Stay clean. ...Read more

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What to do if I had Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose (total 20mg accidentally taken)?

Overdose not 20mg.: Assuming that maybe you're not taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for medical purposes, you don't want to take more than 100 mg in any 24 hour period. And even then that can be dangerous depending on your wt. And how long you've been taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and the most mg you've taken. You have to work your way up, you can't just start taking 50mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), you start wi/10 or 15 mg. Start low & go slow. ...Read more

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It's been 9 months since I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I still have ALL of the side effects of an overdose. Could it have stuck with me? Forever?

It's been 9 months since I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I still have ALL of the side effects of an overdose. Could it have stuck with me? Forever?

Motor Tics?: There is risk of idiosyncratic development of motor tics with most psycho-stimulants. Sometimes the diagnosis for which you have been prescribed the medication needs to be reconsidered. This is a difficult question to answer if the problem is not motor tics. You might want to see a Neuropsychiatrist or a Behavioral Neurologist to get things sorted out.. ...Read more

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Can an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose be fatal?

Expect so: Overdose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can trigger a cardiac arrhythmia. I hope you are taking it under a doctor's supervision. Speak to your doctor. Do not try to regulate the dose on your own. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause any adverse effects?

Unlikely and brief: Whether 30 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an "overdose" depends on the person's age, size, and tolerance to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It is not at all uncommon as a daily dose for many people. In someone not taking stimulants and sensitive to them, it could cause a variety of bothersome but not dangerous side effects ranging from dry mouth, either sedation or agitation, and quite likely insomnia for a night. ...Read more

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since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago (been clean since), I can't feel any emotion or feelings of pleausure, none. Could it have depleted my dopamine?

Tell your doctor: Brintellix has a fairly high incidence of sexual dysfunction. It acts on NE and serotonin transport and receptors Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause a major numbing effect as well.
Seroquel can have a lot of side effects as well. (it has the greatest effect on dopamine receptor activity). That being said, I suggest that you make no change in your medication without the advise of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

Meds: How long have you been on the brintellix? seroquel (quetiapine)? tough to offer any insights with our knowing you whole history. How are your other meds working and when did you start them? Tell me more about your adderall OD. You have complicated polypharmacy and would be best served by getting a second opinion, find another psychiatrist and see if they what they say after full eval. ...Read more

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I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR but I only done it once. Took 70mg instead of 10mg. I am ok, but wondering if this has caused heart damage/weakening?

I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR but I only done it once. Took 70mg instead of 10mg. I am ok, but wondering if this has caused heart damage/weakening?

Unlikely: One time high dose is not likely to harm the heart. However, if you did it intentionally, that bears investigation and you should discuss it with your doctor or therapist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I haven't taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) since my overdose 10 months ago, why do I still feel all of the side effects of an overdose even now? Including psychosis?

I haven't taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) since my overdose 10 months ago, why do I still feel all of the side effects of an overdose even now? Including psychosis?

It is wise to seek: Psychiatric evaluation if you have not already done so. Continued psychosis and "side effects", even if apparently induced by an OD on amphetamine 10 months ago, suggests an underlying vulnerability and condition requiring assessment and appropriate treatment which may lead to relief and better function. Best regards. ...Read more

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I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

No adrenal fatigue: There is no such disorder as adrenal fatigue. Why were you taking the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adhd or recreationally? You really need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Not sure my friend needs I need to go to the hospital for an overdose. 40 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) snorted earlier and 30 mg prednisone taken. Scary stuff happenin?

Dangerous: You ae doing dangerous things with the medication. Snorting drugs results in very rapid absorption and very high levels quickly which may be very dangerous. Amphetamines are not meant to be taken this way. If amphetamine is absorbed to rapidly and dose is too high you are risking a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin?

What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin?

Side effects: It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read more

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