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

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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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How effective is procentra for treating adhd? What's the diff between procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

How effective is procentra for treating adhd? What's the diff between procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Both are amphetamine: Both Procentra and Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) are d- (or dextro-) amphetamine. Their differences are essentially cosmetic (packaging, labeling, formulation, solution vs solid form). Procentra effectiveness is identical to that of Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) because they contain the same drug. Amphetamines are very effective for some types of ADHD. There are other types of ADHD that do not respond to amphetamine. ...Read more

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I take 15mg er Dexedrine for ADHD. I recently added in 30mg dr cymbalta (duloxetine). I've heard this can be a bad combo but psych prescribed it. Is it bad????

I take 15mg er Dexedrine for ADHD. I recently added in 30mg dr cymbalta (duloxetine). I've heard this can be a bad combo but psych prescribed it. Is it bad????

I would talk with Dr: Without causing unnecessary panic here... I would talk to your Dr or nurse on call today. There is an interaction listed with these 2 drugs that simple web searches will detail. If you just recently started the Cymbalta (duloxetine) it should be ok to stop immediately. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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Having surgery Wednesday&was told I cannot take my dexedrine (for adhd)& that taking lexapro (escitalopram) was ok.What will happen if i dont take it until wednesday?

Having surgery Wednesday&was told I cannot take my dexedrine (for adhd)& that taking lexapro (escitalopram) was ok.What will happen if i dont take it until wednesday?

ADHD Meds: Not an MD, but and ADHD specialist. Ask MD, but well known that stimulants such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) are safe to discontinue and start again. They work immediately and get out of the system quickly. Don't need to build up in body over time. You should have a stable therapeutic effect on Wed. Sometimes the body gets use to meds, so such a drug holiday may mean you will feel the meds more afterward ...Read more

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How long should I quit coffee, and dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) (Prescribed for ADHD. Around 20-40mg 5-6 d a week, taken for one year so far). For a abdominoplasty ?

Yes and maybe: The coffee should be tapered. The Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) should be tapered as per your surgeon and the primary doctor I am not sure it must be totally tapered but may be held down or reduced for several days. Ask the primary care doctor to contact the surgeon to discuss the case for the best treatment. ...Read more

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

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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Can you take ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Can you take ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Yes, all are OK.: There are similarities in these 3 meds, though dex & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are more closely related. It depends on each individual which is a better med. And, it depends on the dose, the form the med is taken in, the dosing frequency -- and it may depend on what other meds are utilized. This is not amateur hour, so get good professional help. ...Read more

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I checked the Interaction checker for Imiprimine, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Dexedrine. Imprimine + Dexedrine were Severe how so? The same MD Rxed them both for ADHD

The combination: increases the risk of high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, rapid heart rate & fever. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) increases release of the neuro-chemical Norepinephrine; Imipramine inhibits its reuptake. Amphetamines & Tri-cyclic Anti-depressants are metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, which may increase plasma levels of either. A baseline cardiac evaluation & careful monitoring is recommended. ...Read more

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Having surgery Wednesday&was told I cannot take my dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) (for adhd) does this mean I cannot take it for 3 days? Surgery is to remove kidney stone

Having surgery Wednesday&was told I cannot take my dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) (for adhd) does this mean I cannot take it for 3 days? Surgery is to remove kidney stone

Discuss w/ surgeon: No one but the surgeon should give advice on this since he's the responsible professional. If another tells you to ignore the direction and anything goes wrong, you'll be very compromised. I understand how concerned you may be - so push the surgeon to help you on this. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Dexedrine (Definition)

Dexedrine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more