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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?

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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I am taking lexapro, topamax, buspar, Xanax, adderall xr, and lunesta (eszopiclone) do you think my doctor has me on to many medications?

I am taking lexapro, topamax, buspar, Xanax, adderall xr, and lunesta (eszopiclone) do you think my doctor has me on to many medications?

Review with doctor: Agree with comments made by others re drug interactions and need to justify each med. Meantime, write down each med/dose/when started/possible side effects and review each one with prescribing doctor. Good to question if too many meds. Write down when you felt your best and worst since on these meds. Tell doctor you'd like to cut back meds and how to do that. Can do same if you want a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Oringinally on Adderall 5mg, not strong enough. Switched to Adderall 10mg bid, now to Adderall XR 10mg bid. How will this effect me? What dif will I c

Oringinally on Adderall 5mg, not strong enough. Switched to Adderall 10mg bid, now to Adderall XR 10mg bid. How will this effect me? What dif will I c

Smoother Effect: Short-acting stimulants have a rapid on/off effect. At their peaks they can be too powerful and are prone to wearing off before you remember to take the next dose. These surges and falls can be both exciting and anxiety producing. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr has sprinkles which act like well-timed doses that pick up where the last left off. They are designed to better fit with your day - once daily (not bid). ...Read more

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Just been prescribed Adderall XR. Read that doing intense exercises bad idea? I enjoy working out. This true?

Just been prescribed Adderall XR. Read that doing intense exercises bad idea? I enjoy working out. This true?

Exercise: Please monitor results and have someone else give you feedback. We are all different and you need to find out the effect of your workouts on your cognition and behavior. Avoiding excess is a good thing so moderate exercise MAY be the way to go. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I started today adderall xr 10mg took it the am, I feel fine do different. How does it take to take effect? Concentration etc??

Adderral: You are 23 years old and probably graduated from SHS and maybe more. One can make an assumption that you never had school difficulties. ADD/ADHD produce learning deficits ...Read more

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Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?

Wrong question.: Track your weights weekly and report to prescribing physician. Different side effects show up at different times or not at all. Very complex. ...Read more

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Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me Sleepy??

Why does adderall xr 10mg makes me Sleepy??

Not a normal: Side effect: adderall is a combination of amphetamine salts which are stimulants: either your doses are too low or you have other medical conditions causing your fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plexus boost with adderall xr?

Proprietary: The non proprietary ingredients are safe
The prpietary ingredients have not been tested as far as I know in combination with stimulants
I would be cautious ...Read more

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Is there a difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall xr?

A big difference!: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half or methylphenidate (ritalin). Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and of amphetamine isomers. Both can be highly beneficial for treating adhd, but they are different chemicals altogether and may work through slightly different mechanisms. If one doesn't work or has too many side effects, the other may prove better--and it doesn't matter which you try first. ...Read more

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For over 5 yrs I was prescribed both Adderall XR 30mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg by fam dr. Now seeing diff dr and he said these 2 meds no good together?

True: Everyone is different, but generally these medications work at cross purposes, as Adderal is a stimulant and xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative. The concern is that neither will work as well as it should, and you will have more side effects than with either alone. It is hard to switch tracks after 5 years but I would give your new doctor a chance ...Read more

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Been on Adderall XR 30mg for 4 days now. Is there an adjustment period for this rx? Feel nervous / anxious 1st hour, then things normalize. Normal? What would be considered abnormal symptoms?

Dose may be too high: Adderall like other stimulants can cause anxiety. The dose may be a little high for you. Please report your symptoms to the treating provider so you can discuss possible options like lowering the dose. Also, make sure you have your BP and pulse checked regularly at least every few months while taking the med. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 0.25mg Xanax to temper occasional anxiousness due to newly prescribed Adderall XR 30mg?

Best not: An initial dose of 30mg Adderal would be expected to cause some anxiousness. Best talk to your provider about possibly a lower dose. Xanax does not interact with Adderal in a bad way, it's just best to address the root of the problem. If you find you need 30mg, the side effects are likely to diminish with time. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Adderall XR 20mg standard dose everyday or Modafinil 200mg? If I respect the dosage do I risk anything?

Is it dangerous to take Adderall XR 20mg standard dose everyday or Modafinil 200mg? If I respect the dosage do I risk anything?

Not necessarily: There are risks and benefits to any medication. Adderall XR is a stimulant that has a high risk of dependency/addiction. Most people who are prescribed Adderall, whoever, do not become addicted (and 20 mg daily is not a particularly high dose). Modafinil has much less addiction potential (if any at all) and is generally considered safe and well-tolerated. ...Read more

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Both for ADD, what would be the differences between, from Adderall XR to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Is Vyvance worth the try over Adderall XR?

?: ADD is a professional diagnosis and not easy to reach, and the medications used are tailored to each case by the provider the patient follows up with. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr and vyvnase both belong to apmhetamine group and both have abuse potential, better follow up with anexpert, good luck ...Read more

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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

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Can I take 25 mg Adderall XR with Mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

PSYCHOSTIMULANTS...: WILL INCREASE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEART RATE, YOUSHOULD TRY TAKING THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES... MUCINEX (guaifenesin) IS NOT THE PROBLEM BUT THE DECONGESTANT COMPONENT IS IN THE SAME CHEMICAL FAMILY ...Read more

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Should synthroid and Dexilant be spaced out when taking Adderall XR? If so, how far apart?

Should synthroid and Dexilant be spaced out when taking Adderall XR? If so, how far apart?

Synthroid: Can be taken any time HOWEVER the other two drugs are quite similar and the Health Care Provder who prescribed BOTH these drugs should be consulted as to how to "space" them appropriately!
Hope this helps!

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Will Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall XR show the same on a urinalysis? Is there any test that does differentiate between the two?

Amphetamine: They both will likely show up amphetamine. Adderalll is a combination of 4 different salts of amphetamine, while Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is just dexedrine sultate. ...Read more

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I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): As long as these are prescribed and u have no residual effect the following morning from dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) should be ok. ...Read more

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How might the absence of any noteworthy ill effects be explained, given moderate/heavy daily alcohol use & 5+ yrs. Of Adderall XR & Xanax (alprazolam) XR?

How might the absence of any noteworthy ill effects be explained, given moderate/heavy daily alcohol use & 5+ yrs. Of Adderall XR & Xanax (alprazolam) XR?

Long term effectsBAD: You may feel alright for now but long term it is going to affect your body. Long term abuse of alcohol can cause liver disease and Cirrosis. And you also get addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs Xxanax and Adderal. And if you stop abruptly you will get withdrawl symptoms. It is advisable to get off these if possible at age. 35. Discuss with your doctor what choices you have ...Read more

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I'm taking Cymbalta 20mg (once a day), Adderall XR 30mg, and Gilenya (fingolimod) 0.5mg. Is it safe to take these together? Especially Cymbalta & Adderall.

Medication effects: I commend you for safety concerns about medications which you are taking.

Cymbalta may increase the effects of Adderall- jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, and racing thoughts.
Combining these medications can also increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome with confusion, hallucination, seizure.
Please go to ER and see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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