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What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not wise, since that someone else person will have to explain to his/her doctor the shortage in their prescription supply. ...Read more

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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How can I prevent Adderall's neurotoxicity?

How can I prevent Adderall's neurotoxicity?

Adderall toxicity: Use the lowest dose that is effective and only when necessary with drug holidays. ...Read more

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Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Yes: There is a problme with over diagnosis of ADHD for conditions that are not ADHD, so stimulant medications are being overprescribed due to over diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

What are Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

The difference: Adderall contains 75% of the effective (dextro) isomers of amphetamine, while Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is dextro-methylphenidate (only the right-handed, or active molecule of adderall). Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts, 3-1 effective to non-effective levo (or left-handed molecules). Dextroamphetamine contains only the effective stereoisomer of amphetamine, and has fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) stronger than adderall?

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Not stronger, but longer acting. It is the pro-amphetamine which becomes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in your body. ...Read more

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How do I quit Adderall and Xanax (alprazolam) safely?

How do I quit Adderall and Xanax (alprazolam) safely?

You have options. ..: There are many physician offices, group practices and clinics that offer addiction medicine services, including medications and counseling. You will want a knowledgeable evaluation of your medical, mental, and substance use history before starting any medication assisted treatment to go along with your twelve step facilitated group therapy. ...Read more

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How can I switch from Paxil (paroxetine) to adderall?

Different disorders: These both are not drugs that you ought to manage w/out a doctor. It can be risky and that's what they are trained to do. Speak to your provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "concerta" and adderall"?

What's the difference between "concerta" and adderall"?

Different classes: Concerta is methylphenidate delivered in a sophisticated capsule that uses osmotic pressure to deliver the medication over time. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a form of amphetamine that is delivered either as immediate release or in beaded form with half released immediately and the second half released 3 1/2 to 4 hours later. Both are stimulants with similar benefits, efficacy, and se. ...Read more

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Addiction to adderall/dexamphetamines? What should I do?

Addiction to adderall/dexamphetamines? What should I do?

Get treatment: It could be that you now have an amphetamine use disorder and now need to get treatment in an addiction recovery program. The road ahead may be challenging although you need to see this through to a point when you are better or things could get a lot worse! Stay safe! ...Read more

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How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

Different families: Ritalin and aDderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are from different families. Ritalin=methylphenidate, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) = amphetamine. They have essentially the same effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) have same effect as adderall?

Sort of, but no.: Both Adderall and strattera (atomoxetine) have been shown to be highly effective in treating signs and symptoms of adhd, but they are quite different medications working through different systems in the brain. Both improve attention, reduce distractivility, decrease hyperactivity, & diminish impulsivity. Ses are quite different, as is duration of action and speed of effect. Sometimes, they're used together. ...Read more

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Adderall and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? What should I do?

You should: Do what the prescribing dr recommended for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Similar: The effects are essentially the same. They increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. they improve the ability of people with ADHD to focus, improve attention, reduce distractibility. Both can increase heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) more effective than adderall?

Not necessarily...: I have patients that take one or the other... Or both! It depends on what you're treating... Narcolepsy? Add/adhd? Sometime you have to carefully conduct a trial, at different times, and take good notes, get others' observations... See which benefits you most, with the least side effects or risk. I'd definitely recommend that you review this with a knowledgable psychiatrist! ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) the same type of drug as adderall?

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) the same type of drug as adderall?

Strattera (atomoxetine): No. It is a non-amphetamine, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, approved for use in adhd. ...Read more

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What causes perscribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or adderall?

Evaluation: You would need to see a physician or specifically a psychiatrist. These medications are prescribed for add/ adhd. The provider would determine which medication would be the most appropriate for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg equivalent to 30 mg of adderall?

Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg equivalent to 30 mg of adderall?

NO...: Not at all. Doses of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are not simply the the same as doses of adderall. ...Read more

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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more