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Beta Blockers And Adderall
I have pots, since I started taking beta blockers I rarely have any symptoms anymore, can I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Speak with Cards.: The beta blockers slow the resting heart and help prevent the sudden increased rates that are seen in pots in additon to the synocopal episodes. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and all stimulants tend to increase the heart rate. Your cardiologist should be consulted prior to making that decison. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
What kind of cardiovascular effects occur from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) along with beta-blockers?
Does taking a beta blocker counter the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
No: I would avoid the combination of beta-blockers and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) produces widespread sympathetic nervous system activation via its action on Alpha and beta adrenergic receptor stimulation. Adding a beta-blocker could result in unapposed Alpha adrenergic receptor stimulation and result in a hypertensive crisis and cardiac problems including heart attack. ...Read more
I have been taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr 20mg for at least 6 months. Is it okay if I take Beta Alanine while on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Is it ok to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and a preworkout supplement with caffiene and beta alanine in it?
Perhaps (or not): If you are on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) daily and have not had any problems you can try the supplement and the most likely side effect will be fast pulse/ increased blood pressure/ feeling of racing/anxiety - if you get no change or other side effects then you can likely tolerate the combination. With any side effects stop the supplement ...Read more
What is a pre-workout that is safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg XR? I do not want one with creative or stimulants. I was thinking Beta-Alanine alone
There are no known: Bothersome interactions between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and creatine or Beta-alanine. If you do not have a history of heart defect then it is okay to workout while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR. If you or family have history of heart defects then consult your prescriber to review and advise. Best regards for great health, ...Read more
Fasting irrelevant: Adderall has a dire t effect on th central nervous system, although not completely understood. It is a stimulant, like caffeine, but has a particular effect on the symptoms of ADHD of all types, including hyperactivity and/or wintering attention. Its effect is independent of mealtimes. ...Read more
Danger: Taking a medication that is not prescribed for you is very dangerous. For safety sake please see your doctor. If you need any medication he/she will prescribe it for you. Please tell the doc the reason you took the medicine in the first place. The doc will help you w/appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: That is definately a question that you should discuss with your prescriber who should always be aware of all themeds you are taking-you might also benefit from optimizing your sleep schedule and consider trying magnesium and ifnot helpful melatonin before resorting to sleep medication. ...Read more
Little: Both should be titrated to each patient. ...Read more
Why is Adderall prescribed in bigger doses than focalin (dexmethylphenidate)? Is focalin (dexmethylphenidate) stronger?
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) a bit more.: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is about the same potency of d-amphetamine. Adderall has both d-amphetamine and l-amphetamine, so 15 mg is not quite is about 75% as potent as 15 mg of amphetamine. That said, individual responses to stimulants vary so much that for any given person, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) might work much better than Adderall or the other way round. Dose needs are highly individual and requires trying different doses. ...Read more
Talk 2 dr/pharmacist: There are no particular drug-drug interactions, but we don't know what other medications you are on, or what your other health issues are. Benadryl is mildly sedating and may antagonize some of the effects of adderall. An occasional benadryl for an allergic problem or insomnia is likely to be fine, while regular use of it may be a problem for you. Talk to your prescriber and/or your pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and any of the other stimulant medications quite typically cause a relatively slight increase in both pulse rate and blood pressure and usually do so every time one takes the medication. The effect lessens during the day, and there is no evidence that it worsens over time or that there a cumulative problem caused by these increases. ...Read more
Depends on doses: You should talk to the prescriber. While it may be safe, it may not be an appropriate medication approach. ...Read more
Adderall: I know of no specific contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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