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A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more
Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bradycardia: It would be important to know what the reason for the bradycardia is first. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) being an amphetamine could raise the pulse rate but may not have any effect in certain heart conditions. It is not considered to be used for treatment of slow heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is not a good sign. It probably means that you don't have add and should not take. Have a re-eval of the reasons for taking. ...Read more
Yes: Methylphenidate is a common medicine used for the treatment of add and adhd. Used appropriately and under the watchful eye of a physician, the medication is very effective. However, this medication, like many others in its class, can be addictive if not used appropriately. The addiction is both physiologic and psychologic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me are amphetamine and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addictive?
Dont like expression: "addictive" drugs. Drugs CANNOT cause addiction - they can have the POTENTIAL to cause physical dependency AND addiction, but that requires the active participation of the user. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IS amphetamine salts - they aren't different substances. For most people taking them, they are helpful drugs that keep them focussed and calm, and cause far more good than harm. In others, not so much. ...Read more
Why stopping?: Not knowing why you want to stop, there is no one correct answer. Please provide more information. In my practice, with my patients, i always recommend tapering Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to avoid amphetamine withdrawals. Many patients stop over the weekends, which i don't advise, and experience withdrawal symptoms. They are generally not dangerous, but can be very troublesome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?
Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attention problems: Very often, kids with attention, concentration, and impulsivity problems get prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It's best to have a full learning and psychiatric evaluation before doing that, because these medicines are not free of side effects. Adults with similar problems may also be prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Other related medicines can help this also, and psychiatrists work with patients to find the the best fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is computer game addiction similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or a gambling addiction?
Can you legally buy Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or amphetamine/dextroamphetamine online?
Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...Read more
Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?
Benzos and ADHD: This is not a usual combination. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety medications and may cause sedation countering the effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If anxiety complicated your adhd or is contributed to by adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), considering an alternative to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should be discussed with your prescriber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could i develop an amphetamine addiction from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Yes, considering: that adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) IS amphetamine. If you have problems using adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in ways that are not appropriate, you need to talk to the prescribing doctor. There are safer alternatives to treating ADHD, including a variety of psychological treatments, and medications which have less abuse potential like Stratera (atomexitine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overstimulated: Users show signs of hyperactivity and nervous energy. They may talk fast and be unable to focus on one thing for any length of time. Their eyes will show pupil enlargement (dilation) and sensitivity to bright lights. Users will have a rapid heartbeat, dry mouth and increased blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family therapy: Nobody can help an addict, ultimately, except the addict herself. However, family members can do things to help, including letting the person know how much you care about them, and that you want them to live long and healthy lives, which amphetamines are not likely to promote. Go to an alanon meeting for help and support on how you can help yourself-with guilt, shame anger.This can help her too. ...Read more
I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! what help can I get?
Yes: Every person addicted to the drug, started off with that first "line" or "hit" or "bump" or "slam" of meth. The initial high is so euphoric and intense, if the stuff is available to you, you will likely try "just one more" and the cycle begins. Once addicted, it will be a lifelong battle to get off of it and to remain sober. Stay strong and avoid it. If you've done it, heed the warning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A close member of my family is a recovering addict of meth, i think she may be relapsing. What should I do?
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. ...Read more
Dopamine: It could be argued that it is a combination of factors including multiple neurotransmitters although most would argue that one of the more important considerations is the increase in Dopamine that the administration of crystal methamphtamines promotes. This increase in Dopamine in the nucleus accumbens produces a reinforcing effect of the behavior of using methamphetamines. Stay safe! ...Read more
I was a recovered meth addict for a year and just recently relapsed i can't seem to find anyways to get energy any ideas so i can stop using?
Relapse: Relapse is not unusual, and is often part of the process of recovery. It can be difficult to get through the times after you use meth, because energy does feel depleted along with neurotransmitters being depleted too. I suggest working with an addiction medicine doctor on this problem. There are inpatient programs, and also community help is available at: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you ever think that a meth addict may be right when they say they hear voices? Ever heard of gang stalking? Do u believe this to be possible?
Wow...: Neither is good. Meth addicts can become psychotic, this may involve hallucinations, break with reality, paranoic & high risk for death and suicide if not treated. Detox or referral to crisis unit is needed. Gang stalking is slang for multiple people harassing following someone. The meth world/dealers and gangs involved in dealing can be quite dangerous. Detox and treatment is a start. ...Read more
This is difficult to say, but I am an addict of meth and typically have to get high because the withdrawls are so severe. I notice that i started getting dehydrated, and by the time i notice its too late. Well friday my left sidevn back started hurting. S
Incomplete question: Your question was cut off. Please re-ask and clarify. ...Read more
Several places: I agree with dr. Tripp. There is also crystal meth anonymous: http://www.Crystalmeth.Org/index.Php you can review that site for meetings that are local to you. In some cities, there are also intensive outpatient programs that combine mindfulness training with recovery from chemical dependency. These can be very effective. Support from others is absolutely needed, no matter where you go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a meth addict who shoots up meth. I am now experiancing pain and soreness above the injection site. What is this from?
See below: You possibly have a local infection or local phlebitis, and need to see a doctor asap. At your age, you have a world of possibilities ahead, but you will destroy yourself if you continue meth. You need help now. Get off the crap and change your life. See your doctor today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer