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Adderall Side Effects Adults
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
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
Similar: Both stimulants can cause headache, stomach ache, agitation, insomnia and appetite suppression, in about 20% of patients.The effectiveness of the two in managing symptoms of adhd is also about the same, 70-80%. Each person who takes these medications has an individual response. Work with your doctor to find the right medication and dose for you. ...Read more
I am taking Adderall XR for a month now from 10 mg and increasing to 30 mg. However I have been having too many side effects, will ritalin (methylphenidate) la help?
Possibly: It depends on what side effects you are noticing. The stimulant medications are very similar and there are some effects you can see in all, such as decreased appetite. There are genetic differences in the way individuals respond to meds, even if similar, and sometimes it takes a few tries to find the one that works the best for you. ...Read more
Have read several places that chelated mag. helps those on vyvanse/adderall with side effects also if taken b4 dose helps w daily Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) absorbtion?
No scientific proof: There are many stories out there about the benefits of magnesium supplements in patients taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & other stimulant meds. But, while taking up to 350 mg/day, is considered safe, there's no scientific evidence that mag. supplementation will help you. I prefer that you tell your physician about your side effects so that together you can decide how to manage them. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Some people will note physical side effects such as decreased appetite, stomach complaints, or headaches. There may be decreased sleep, and occasionally changes in heart rate or blood pressure. There may also be emotional side effects including feelings of jitteriness, anxiety, moodiness, or irritability. In addition, some people may develop involuntary muscle twitches called tics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was on Ritalin 120mg day, developed tolerance. Now Adderall 120mg, but unhelpful & side effects. Would Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) be better? & what dose comparable?
See below: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR might feel better than Ritalin for some with ADHD. But tolerance to a medication typically requires being off. Dosing is best left to the psychiatrist who can evaluate you as it will also need to include weighing tolerance, symptoms and side effects. ...Read more
Most patients: Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add report no side effects. However, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulate which could cause anxiety, agitation, a high heart rate and/or a rise in blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to Physician: Many side effects are time limited and of little concern if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is started at low amounts and increased gradually. If you recceive benefit from the medicine, but have bothersome side effects, then you need to talk to your physician. It is important to weigh the risks and benefits, and also consider other medication alternatives. ...Read more
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