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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

Depends: I assume you are diagnosed with ADHD, and your need for medication depends on what you are doing (school, work, child care) and when you need to be at your best. For most patients you have to be most focused from 9 to 5, taking your first dose at 8AM and wnd dose at 1 or 2 PM would be what I would recommend. There are also sustained release versions you can take once a day. Talk to doc/pharmacist.

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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


Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How long will amphetamine salts 20 mg last?

How long will amphetamine salts 20 mg last?

Depends: If the formulation is adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the immediate release usually lasts approximately four hours. The extended released usually lasts eight hours. However, this assumes that one metabolizes the medication at an average rate.

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is amphetamine salts 20mg tablets chewable? Please explain the best way to take this medication.

Is amphetamine salts 20mg tablets chewable? Please explain the best way to take this medication.

Depends: There are long acting or sustained-release preparations of amphetamine salts that should not be chewed. Short-acting forms can be swallowed or chewed - it really doesn't make them act any more quickly. The best way to take any medication is to take the right dose at the right time by the right method. With pills, this is swallowing the pills whole. Non-drug treatment of adhd should also be used.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I asked an earlier question if amphetamine salts 20mg is chewable? I also needed to know if I can take this with yogurt?

Yes: Am not aware of any problems with taking these meds with or without any food, whether yogurt or anything else.

Dr. Neil Liebowitz Dr. Liebowitz
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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I am taking amphetamine salts 20mg tablets to help me stay focused. How long will this pill keep me focused from a single tablet?

Varies: I've had patients that said it seemed to last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours. There are time release versions as well as vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) which gets metabolized to amphetamine. Work with your prescriber to find the one or combo that works best for your needs.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are amphetamine salts ER for?

Amphet.-ER: Extended release stimulants have been used to treat Attention deficit, Narcolepsy, Obesity, Depression in elderly, etc.

Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could prolonged and excessive use of amphetamine salts cause enlarged atria?

Yes: It can enlarge both atrial and ventricle through various process and abnormal reactions.

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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I take 10mg of amphetamine salt once in the morning. When should it wear off?

It depends: On you and how fast your body metabolizes and excretes the drug.

Dr. Marcie Berman Dr. Berman
Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine
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Dr. Imad Khreim Dr. Khreim
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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What are common symptoms of amphetamine salt abuse?

What are common symptoms of amphetamine salt abuse?

Stimulation/depressi: Physical effects may or may not include increased heart rate, agitation, restlessness, shaking, possible paranoia, anxiety, dilated pupils... When effect wears out, person may suffer fatigue, low mood, state of apathy at times.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

That depends on many: Factors, including age, body size and the presence or absence of other health issues. There have been reported deaths in children with doses as low as 2 mg, but the ld50 is in the range of 1.5 mg/kg or so. In a 70 kg person, this would be about 120 mg as a dose that would be toxic to half of those who ingested it. People with underlying heart and blood vessel diseases may be more sensitive.

Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What is the difference between amphetamine/dextroamphetamine salts and only dextroamphetamine salts?

Active drug: Amphetamine has mirror-image versions (d- and l-). D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is the active version. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amphetamine that has been popular for treating adhd since mid 80's. The argument--not proven--is that the l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects, so people are less apt to be irritable while taking it for their adhd.

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler Dr. Ziegler
Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Hi Is there a difference between the medications Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine Salts Combo? I felt different on each one. Thank you

Hi Is there a difference between the medications Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine Salts Combo? I felt different on each one. Thank you

Subtle difference: Drugs & molecules occur in 2 different forms with the same composition called enantiomers & are physical mirror images: dextro (right), levo (left). Racemic is a mixture of both. Biologic systems use d versions almost exclusively and d-amphetamine is generally more active than l-amphetamine. Amphetamine is racemic amphetamine with d:l ratio of 1:1. The "salts" work out to be a 3:1 ratio of d:l

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and dextroamphetamine?

What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and dextroamphetamine?

Components Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Dextroamphetamine sulfate is one of the 4 amphetamine salts that make up adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

Dr. Daniel Ziegler Dr. Ziegler
Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is there a difference between dextroamphetamine and D-amphetamine Salt Combo?

Is there a difference between dextroamphetamine and D-amphetamine Salt Combo?

Subtle difference: Drugs and molecules occur in 2 different forms with the same composition called enantiomers and are physical mirror images: dextro (right), levo (left). Racemic is a mixture of both. Biologic systems use d versions almost exclusively and d-amphetamine is generally more active than l-amphetamine. Amphetamine is racemic amphetamine with d:l ratio of 1:1. The "salts" work out to be a 3:1 ratio

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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I was diagnosed with add & put on vyvance, but it stopped working as well I now have been put on d-amphetamine salt. I have headaches gained weight?

Consider alternative: If you are having side effects from amphetamine salts, speak to your prescriber about an alternative such as methylphenidate -Ritalin or Concerta

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Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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I am a diagnosed 21 year old male with ADD I take 1 30mg twice a day of amphetamine salts literally 20 minutes after ingesting I am completely sleepy?

I am a diagnosed 21 year old male with ADD I take 1 30mg twice a day of amphetamine salts literally 20 minutes after ingesting I am completely sleepy?

Need lower dose: In patients with ADD amphetamines can be calming. If you are getting sleepy after a dose you may need to let your doctor know so that they can lower the dose.

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can I take amphetamine salts (adderall) for fatigue?

If prescribed by Doc: Amphetamines are prescribed for fatigue where appropriate. You should discuss you ratigue with your doctor to uncover the cause, for instance sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc. Only when a thorough evaluation has been done would amphetamines be appropriate, if you cannot identify a treatable cause of fatigue.

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