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Appetite Stimulant For Adults
Maybe: Stimulants (including methylin) can cause irritability, anger, sadness, anxiety, insomnia or oppositionality. Oh, these are symptoms of adhd in the first place. They can also be symptoms of comorbidities such as anxiety disorder, bipolar disoreder or depression. Your doctor needs to sort through all these possibilities to determine the cause of anger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Focus and Alertness: The stimulant medicines primarily work by increasing focus and attention span. This allows people to make better decisions about what needs to be done and what can be left alone. The result is decreased hyperactivity and a better use of activity level. Also, these medicines help to activate parts of the brain that promote alertness and awareness, which helps increase better judgement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that generally ritalin (methylphenidate) helps more for people with ADHD (with hyperactivity), and Adderall helps more for ADHD people without hyperactivity?
Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
No, but most common: There are other conditions where Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants may be of help, including narcolepsy and as a booster for people who have depression that only partly responds to an antidepressant. For short-term use, people may find it helpful to stay up longer to study or to decrease appetite, but these effects typically wear off over time, which is when problems can begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: All amphetamines can cause weight loss, really depends on one's metabolism. ...Read more
Geriatric depression: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be used at times for geriatric depression. Otherwise, its use is largely limited to adhd. The short-acting formulation also isn't used often because most people need to be functional for longer periods of time (at least 6-8 hours) and don't like to take medications multiple times through the day. ...Read more
Is there a stimulant that has fewer GI side effects than adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes my ibs-d to flare. I used it for add and hypersomnia in the past.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) really destroyed my appetite, so i'm wondering if ar/modafinil (nu/provigil) also suppresses appetite?
Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?
What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?
Side effects : It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Below: Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause sedation. In addition, some people will have headaches, stomach complaints, and nausea. There may also be increased moodiness. In addition, some people have had changes in the heart rhythm, so some physicians will want to get occasional ekgs, especially with people who have histories of cardiac problems for themselves or in their families. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and strattera be an effective combo for major depressive disorder and adult adhd? Stimulants have helped but too many side effects.
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) Strattera: Depression can cause long term fatigue, lack of energy at times difficult to improve till a stimulant is added. Strattera (atomoxetine) is a weak stimulant but can help improve energy, if not Ritalin or Adderall can be added, if the patient does not have a cardiac problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
31, have add, no hyperactivity. Any nonstimulant medications? Took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 12 yrs and became extremely addicted.
Depends: The stimulants which include Concerta are still the gold standard of treatment for adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) is effective but may not be for all patients. There is a subset of patients who for one reason or another are not candidates for stimulant tratment and may benefit from strattera (atomoxetine) and other non stimulants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Adult with add. Daily dose: 70mg/Vyvanse, 30mg/Adderall daily. Appetite curbed,energized, focusing is problematic. Is there a non stimulant to add? Ty
See your provider: Since you are seeming a HCP who,is prescribing these meds, ask him/her if this is a side effect, or if alternative treatment will,work for YOU ...Read more
Hi. Is there any medical advise you can give me to improve my 11-year old son's appetite? There is no appetite stimulant here in canada. Thank you.
Evaluate: Your son should be assessed by his primary care doc to determine how his weight has changed over development. This discussion will provide a path to determine causes and treatment. ...Read more
How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!
Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more
I'm very skinny weight 99lbs being 5'6 with a very little appetite for food. I am looking for a really good appetite stimulant , any recommendations?
Visit your doctor: Before discussing treatment options, it is often best to figure out WHY you do not have an appetite. Please consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this issue. If everything checks out, then sometimes we use small doses of certain anti-histamines to start with such as vistaril (hydroxyzine). NEVER big doses of these medicines, and never more than recommended. Best wishes ...Read more
Is it safe to give buclizine hcl, an appetite stimulant, to a 13months baby? She's 8kg .. How much should I give?
NO!: Do not give this to your child. It is not meant to be given for that reason. It is not the right way to get your child to gain weight. You need to talk to your child's doctor about any appetite/weight gain concerns. Medicine is not the answer, and that medicine could cause serious harm to your child. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take safely to help ease my appetite? I'm struggling to lose weight but can't take stimulants with my irregular heartbeat.
Weight loss: As regards to weight loss, options remain very limited, especially for you given your cardiac state. Stimulants are not recommended at all for anyone, whether cardiac problems or not. The only options are Orlistat or Topiramate. I would not advise Topiramate, given its problematic side effect profile. Orlistat causes fecal spotting. It might sound strange but some cases are helped by saffron. ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.
Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more
What is a good appetite stimulant? I can not maintain a healthy appetite and apparently a prescription is needed for Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?
Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.
PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loss of appetite, anosmia, nausea & vomiting, chronic headaches from skull fracture. How to eat & keep food down? Appetite stimulants? My drs don't know what to do.
Get a referal: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician for a referal. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with adult adhd. In your experience what kind of non-stimulant medications or therapies are the safest and most effective?
I've been diagnosed with adult ADHD & I have hypertension controlled for years with meds. Can i take stimulant medicines? Some docs won't prescribe.
It is possible: Your doctor's concerns are warranted here. Stimulants are usually contraindicated with cardiac and blood pressure issues. However, the non-stimulants, which are more like anti-hypertensives anyway, may be a viable option here. Working closely with your doctor here is essential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it common for adult adhd patients to use stimulant meds only for short periods of time like a week or two when there's a greater need for focus? Pros and cons of going on and off medication?
Depends on med: Many young adults quit treatments altogether because of the edgy way it makes them feel. The common stimulant meds like Adderall can be used episodically since because of the way they work (in/out within hours) others like Strattera require continuous use to have an effect (unless the effect is a placebo). With a valid prescription you can use it as needed, but you should discuss it with your doc ...Read more
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