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Amphetamine (Definition)

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


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My friend uses amphetamine-dextroamphetamine. What is this used to treat?

Different reasons: The most common reason is to treat attention deficit disorder, but there could be other reasons. It's best to ask your friend directly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amphetamine/dextroamphetamine salts and only dextroamphetamine salts?

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. ...Read more

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What is amphetamine and what is dextroamphetamine? Also for pill (973) how much is a normal doce and how much would it take to get high?

Get help now: From your question about how much it would take to "get high" from a particular pill, it appears you have substance abuse problems. I suggest getting help from your physician about this, before it gets worse. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What are the differences in levels of pns stimulation among commonly prescribed amphetamines, specifically dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate?

Depends on dose: The two medication families are comparable. It depends on the dose prescribed and factors of absorption and metabolism. ...Read more

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Can u take two extended release 25 mg adderalls (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in one day?

Can u take two extended release 25 mg adderalls (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in one day?

Yes: Depends on the duration of effect (how many hours of an an effect you get per dose). If dividing the dose, the main concern would be that it may last too late and make it difficult to fall asleep. If taking at the same time, the dose may be too high and lead to concerns for jitteriness/on-edge/anxious ...Read more

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Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Subtle difference: Drugs & molecules occur in 2 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" (Adderall) work out to be a 3:1 ratio ...Read more

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What is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed for?

What is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed for?

Adhd: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is usually prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ...Read more

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What is it like to be on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

FOCUSED/Productive: If you are accurately diagnosed and prefer pharmacotherapy as a treatment, the dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) -like medications are as effective as any of the stimulants. These as a group may be more effective (differs individual to individual) than atomoxetine, Intuniv/tenex, or CBT.
Many are excited to finally perform up to their abilities, listen attentively, prioritize, and complete projects - not last mi ...Read more

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What are the effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

Depends: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr is intended for the treatment of adhd; in individuals with that disorder, it can improve concentration and sustained attention and decrease impulsivity and overall activity level. Main se are decreased appetite and delayed sleep. In adults without adhd, it can cause a "high" especially at high doses and if snorted or injected; it also is used to stay awake to cram for a test. ...Read more

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What are the downside effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are the downside effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Same as stimulants, depending on dose. Refer to diagram. ...Read more

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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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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) bad for me?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) bad for me?

Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have concern about it, you should talk again to the doctor who prescribed it to u. But if u take it on ur own without any prescription, u take it at ur own risk. Please do not do that ever. Be safe, ok? ...Read more

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What is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do for me?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is indicated for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (add or adhd). It can help with focus & to decrease distractability. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not affect me?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not affect me?

There are people who: Have adhd but obtain no benefit from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but may experience side effects if the dose goes high. Target symptoms for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) include inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, restlessness, impulsivity, low frustration tolerance. If adhd is problematic and not responding to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) then consult your prescriber re dose increase or change to alternative medication. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) metabolized?

How is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) metabolized?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Metabolism: Occurs by oxidation mostly in the liver but there is kidney involvement so both must be considered. Metabolism produces active compounds that require further metabolism by oxidation and deamination. CYP2D6 is a liver enzyme known to be involved and other medications requiring CYP2D6 may interact though this is usually not significant. Evaluation and monitoring by prescriber is essential. ...Read more

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Why would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) relax me?

Why would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) relax me?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps to slow down the energizer bunny brain. ...Read more

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Who gets prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Who gets prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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 more

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Can I have an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) crash?

Yes: Stimulants will sometimes cause various uncomfortable effects typically later in the afternoon and early evening although this can occur earlier in the case of a short acting tablet. However, not every patient experiences this. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a category b drug?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a category b drug?

No; category C: Adderall is listed in the monthly prescribing reference as category C, so the drug is not recommended for pregnant women unless the benefits outweigh the possible risks. Strattera, Ritalin LA, Concerta, and Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) are also listed as category C. ...Read more

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How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect growth?

How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect growth?

Theories and weight: Some kids taking stimulants fail to gain weight which can cause poor growth. We also see children presenting with growth failure (gf)who do not have trouble with weight gain while taking stimulants. Chronic stimulant use may decrease the pituitary's ability to secrete growth hormone. This is still theory, but underweight isn't the only reason for gf in some stimulant-dependent kids. ...Read more

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Could Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect my growth?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & growth: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does not appear to stunt growth. ...Read more

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How can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect growth?

May Slow: A side effect can be very poor appetite, leading to poor nutrition, leading to poor growth. This is reversible if the medication ia closely monitered and stopped. ...Read more

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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dexedrine (Definition)

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