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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?
It might: Stimulants are often used to help treat disorders of excessive sleep. One potential difficulty is the possibility of becoming tolerant to the effects over time. I would recommend you seek out a sleep disorder clinic and let them guide in with respect to best treatment practices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bradycardia: It would be important to know what the reason for the bradycardia is first. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) being an amphetamine could raise the pulse rate but may not have any effect in certain heart conditions. It is not considered to be used for treatment of slow heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help my treatment-resistant depression?
Stimulants: are sometimes added to the treatment regimen for recalcitrant depression. I don't know if stimulants would be helpful for you or not (as I don't know you or your history). There are other approaches I would try with my patients before trial of stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.
Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazadone can be added (low antichiolinergic profile) it has some anxiolyt. I suggest making only one change at a time if possible. Buspar (buspirone) can be tried but BP has to be watched. I'm assuming the diagnosis of narcolepsy and add have been carefully worked up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: There are a lot of reasons to have difficulty concentrating...From adhd to traumatic brain injury or nutritional deficiencies, to stress or sleep deprivation or depression or ptsd. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may help in some of those conditions, and may make some of them worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers