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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggested for adhd?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggested for adhd?

Absolutely: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been studied and used clinically for treating adhd since the late 1980's. For many years, it was among the top two stimulants prescribed for adhd, the other being Concerta (a form of methylphenidate). ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)= how does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect the brain of those diagnosed with ADHD vs. Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) recreationally?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)= how does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect the brain of those diagnosed with ADHD vs. Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) recreationally?

Paradoxical response: Adderall slow down people with adhd but ppl without adhd feel "high" & "speedy" with it. Adderall regular (short-acting) is not fda approved for adult adhd. Only long-acting stimulants are approved to treat adult adhd in addition to strattera (atomoxetine) which is not a stimulant. Adult adhd can b successfully treated by therapy only. Meds r optional & need 2 b carefully prescribed w/ regular medical check up. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?

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 more

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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) work for anxiety?

Only if from ADHD: Stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are not good medications for anxiety, unless the anxiety is arising because of the pressure you're experiencing as a result of adhd. Many with primary anxiety find that stimulants make them feel worse and stop taking them after a dose or two. Antidepressants usually are much better medications for anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for depression?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for depression?

Depression is not: An indication for this medication. Even if considered as an off- label option, there are many more effective medications that would usually be tried first. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) good for add/adhd?

Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is made up of amphetamines which are among the most effective medications for ADHD. ...Read more

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Would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help my treatment-resistant depression?

Would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help my treatment-resistant depression?

Stimulants: are sometimes added to the treatment regimen for recalcitrant depression. I don't know if stimulants would be helpful for you or not (as I don't know you or your history). There are other approaches I would try with my patients before trial of stimulants. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cure the hyperactive symptoms of adhd?

Management: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and methylphenidate can help to manage the hyperactivity that can coexist with ADD. They do not cure the hyperactivity but do help to normalize behavior while the medication is taken and is active. ...Read more

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Daytrana patch ADHD not working as well as adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yup: Daytrana is an effective way to deliver methylphenidate through the skin. But it is also very tricky to place the patch correctly. The med is in the adhesive, so pressure must be applied for 30 sec, minimum. If patch rolls up at corners, less is being delivered. If patch is placed over previously used site within 6 days then it may absorb poorly. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stimulates Dopamine & norepinephrine more. ...Read more

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Effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add and hyperactivity the same time?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effective: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is very effective in treating both the hyperactive and inattentive symptoms of adhd. It usually has a calming and a focusing effect. The crucial thing is to work with the doctor to adjust the dose carefully to get both the best effect and to minimize any side effects. One dose does not fit all, and you have to pay attention to when you take it, when it wears off, relation to meals, the e. ...Read more

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Are Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adipex amphetamines?

Are Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adipex amphetamines?

Both stimulants: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a safe medication when taken as prescribed. Adipex ha been shown to be a dangerous medication and there are warnings about the potential dangers. It is taken as a weight loss treatment. ...Read more

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Are concerta and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the same as cocaine?

No: All 3 are stimulants. All 3 will increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. Cocaine is extremely addicting, while Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Concerta, when taken as prescribed are not. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or nonstimulant better in general for add?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or nonstimulant better in general for add?

Stimulant>Nonstim: In general, for adhd, stimulant treatment has been shown to have greater efficacy and work faster than nonstimulants. Nonstimulants are helpful, but take 4-6 weeks to kick in. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of stimulant medication, but there are many others. One would favor nonstimulant treatment if there is sensitivity to stimulants, tics, history of stimulant abuse (cocaine/methamphetamine), etc. ...Read more

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What are other medication besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD?

Vivence, meth, amphe: Vivence, methamphetamine, Amphetamine, many other long-acting central stimulants that improve concentration paradoxically. It seems counterintuitive that 'speed ' can cure a hyperactive child, that's exactly how it works ...Read more

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What kinds of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or ADHD meds in canada?

Same as us: The medications for adhd- both stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin but also others such as strattera (atomoxetine) also exist in canada- and are less expensive. ...Read more

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How safe are ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Very: If taken as prescribed and followed by a physician with training in this area of medicine these medications are generally safe and effective. ...Read more

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Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing so shorter-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is preferred. Others like once-a-day dosing to carry through the workday. Some ppl metabolize extended-release meds faster ; find they don't last the 12 hours promised. You'll have to try ; see which works better for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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