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Adderall Overdose In Children
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
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Long time....: If you OD on high dose you die. That is forever. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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