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Doctor insights on: Armodafinil Vs Provigil

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs provigil (modafinil), which is better?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs provigil (modafinil), which is better?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side effects. In adults a trial of both may be suggested if there is some side effect that is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is there any significant difference in effectiveness and side effects between armodafinil/ Nuvigil and modafinil/ Provigil for narcolepsy/sleep apnea?

Is there any significant difference in effectiveness and side effects between armodafinil/ Nuvigil and modafinil/ Provigil for narcolepsy/sleep apnea?

Nuvigil is the right: side of the Provigil molecule. Efficacy & side effects are the same. See http://www.diffen.com/difference/Nuvigil_vs_Provigil. Provigil now comes in a generic form. Nuvigil may last a little longer, causing more risk of insomnia. Both are FDA-approved for narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea for the 30% of CPAP or BiPAP users who don't respond optimally to their use alone & shift worker disorder. ...Read more

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How sublingually ritalin (methylphenidate) compared vs oral?(absorption)

How sublingually ritalin (methylphenidate) compared vs oral?(absorption)

Same: it is supposed to be the same.i do not have enough experience to know ...Read more

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Is provigil [modafinil] associated with depression?

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Is provigil [modafinil] associated with depression?

Provigil: It is a stimulant associated more with anxiety & jitteriness instead of depression. It is however possible to experience some depression when Provigil is coming out of your system by the end of the day, although mild. ...Read more

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Difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) , ritalin (methylphenidate) la , ritalin (methylphenidate) sr ?

Difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) , ritalin (methylphenidate) la , ritalin (methylphenidate) sr ?

Length of action: Regular ritalin (methylphenidate). Generally requires dosing several ted per day average 4 hr length of action. Ritalin (methylphenidate) la. And sr are different brands of Ritalin (methylphenidate) fouls red to be "long acting " 8-12 hours what is best tolerated and how long they actually last is a bit individual for each person-just need to try it and see. ...Read more

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Can u take 200mg modalert "modafinil" (generic provigil) with 1 lortab 5mg?

Can u take 200mg modalert "modafinil" (generic provigil) with 1 lortab 5mg?

Yes, but: This looks like a question you should be asking your doctor. I guess what troubles me is that this sounds like you're getting these two drugs from two different doctors. Best both know what the other is prescribing. ...Read more

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Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) stratera, consentra witch is more effective?

Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) stratera, consentra witch is more effective?

Depends on condition: The best medication depends on what needs to be treated. If it is ADHD than Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) would be my choice. ...Read more

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Narcolepsy: stimulants no longer working?Any alternatives?

Narcolepsy: stimulants no longer working?Any alternatives?

See below: Agree w/ dr. Do you have cataplexy also? If so, you may want to discuss w/ your sleep doctor about xyrem as well as a few antidepressants. If you don't have cataplexy, besides the traditional stimulants, Provigil and Nuvigil can be used in narcolepsy. Also, strattera (atomoxetine) can be considered. It is best to discuss your options with your sleep doctor to see which may work best for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is switching from ritalin (methylphenidate) to nuvigil a good alternative for ADHD ?

Maybe: Nuvigil is related to provigil. Provigil showed effectiveness in adhd in children, but did not get approved due to possible rash. Generally the stimulants are thought to be most effective, however that is not true for everyone. If you are having anxiety or other side effects to the ritalin, (methylphenidate) Nuvigil may be effective, thought it may take a couple weeks to see the full effect once the dose is right. ...Read more

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Is concerta a mild stimulant compared to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Is concerta a mild stimulant compared to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Depends: It depends on the doses used and how your body metabolizes the drugs. One is not considered stronger than the other per se. The are both psychostimulants. ...Read more

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Is focaline XR a better choice than Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

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Is focaline XR  a better choice than Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Focali belongs to the methylphenidate group of stimulants. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. Both are efficacious for attention deficit ...Read more

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Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Yes and no: There are no regulations that a pharmacy must carry "all drugs". Depending on the area the pharmacy services these types of drugs may not be in demand and so they don't carry them. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) alternative?

Is there any OTC Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) alternative?

None: There are no over the counter substances that have been shown comparable in double blind controlled studies. there are many stimulants on the market but none that have quality and quantity reliability of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Yes: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is the main metabolite of Effexor (venlafaxine). Pristiq may reduce the risk of drug interactions, because it isn't processed by the cyp2d6 liver enzyme system. Pristiq may have been created as a patent-extender when effexor's patent ran out. Some also feel that antidepressant effect can be achieved with lower dose of Pristiq than Effexor -- but clinical results vary. ...Read more

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How much Quillivant XR is eqivalent to 25mg Ritalin (methylphenidate) LA?

Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read more

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Is generic strattera (atomoxetine) available in america?

Is generic strattera (atomoxetine) available in america?

Under patent in US: I believe strattera (atomoxetine) is under patent in the us until 2017 -- so no generic would be available here until then. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more

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Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

No: Need 2 evaluate why sleepy may b sleep apnea and solution CPAP also Nuvigil is a drug that sometimes helps. ...Read more