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Blurred Vision And Adderall Xr
My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps me immensely but it gives me blurry vision. Is this common?
Not common but: It can happen. To confirm cause, if not already done so, talk with prescriber about conducting a trial without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for a few days (like sat/sun) as each morning the previous day's dose should have cleared. If not tolerable prescriber may consider alternative med for you, such as methylphenidate or atomoxetine. If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not causative, consider optometrist. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Can be taken any time HOWEVER the other two drugs are quite similar and the Health Care Provder who prescribed BOTH these drugs should be consulted as to how to "space" them appropriately!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Will Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall XR show the same on a urinalysis? Is there any test that does differentiate between the two?
I've been prescribed 100 mg of Zoloft and 20 mg of Adderall XR.....Is this safe? Are there any potential side effects of combining the two?
I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?
I just started taking Wellbutrin 100mg every 12 hours 4 months ago and Adderall XR 10mg starting today and I can't sleep can I take something to help?
Best to discuss: With your medical provider. Sublingual melatonin is often an effective and safe choice. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 0.25mg Xanax to temper occasional anxiousness due to newly prescribed Adderall XR 30mg?
Best not: An initial dose of 30mg Adderal would be expected to cause some anxiousness. Best talk to your provider about possibly a lower dose. Xanax does not interact with Adderal in a bad way, it's just best to address the root of the problem. If you find you need 30mg, the side effects are likely to diminish with time. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take Adderall XR 20mg standard dose everyday or Modafinil 200mg? If I respect the dosage do I risk anything?
Not necessarily: There are risks and benefits to any medication. Adderall XR is a stimulant that has a high risk of dependency/addiction. Most people who are prescribed Adderall, whoever, do not become addicted (and 20 mg daily is not a particularly high dose). Modafinil has much less addiction potential (if any at all) and is generally considered safe and well-tolerated. ...Read more
Both for ADD, what would be the differences between, from Adderall XR to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Is Vyvance worth the try over Adderall XR?
?: ADD is a professional diagnosis and not easy to reach, and the medications used are tailored to each case by the provider the patient follows up with. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr and vyvnase both belong to apmhetamine group and both have abuse potential, better follow up with anexpert, good luck ...Read more
I am taking Adderall XR for a month now from 10 mg and increasing to 30 mg. However I have been having too many side effects, will ritalin (methylphenidate) la help?
Possibly: It depends on what side effects you are noticing. The stimulant medications are very similar and there are some effects you can see in all, such as decreased appetite. There are genetic differences in the way individuals respond to meds, even if similar, and sometimes it takes a few tries to find the one that works the best for you. ...Read more
Any: There are no exercise restrictions on these medications. Do what you enjoy. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Advil (ibuprofen) pm with adderall? I took 20 mg of Adderall XR around 3:30 today.
Yes.: Not a problem. But don't get in the habit of taking one to offset the other. ...Read more
I have 9 yr old daughter who keeps coughing she also take Adderall xr 20 mg. Can she take benzonatate 200mg with the Adderall?
How might the absence of any noteworthy ill effects be explained, given moderate/heavy daily alcohol use & 5+ yrs. Of Adderall XR & Xanax (alprazolam) XR?
Long term effectsBAD: You may feel alright for now but long term it is going to affect your body. Long term abuse of alcohol can cause liver disease and Cirrosis. And you also get addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs Xxanax and Adderal. And if you stop abruptly you will get withdrawl symptoms. It is advisable to get off these if possible at age. 35. Discuss with your doctor what choices you have ...Read more
I'm taking Cymbalta 20mg (once a day), Adderall XR 30mg, and Gilenya (fingolimod) 0.5mg. Is it safe to take these together? Especially Cymbalta & Adderall.
I commend you for safety concerns about medications which you are taking.
Cymbalta may increase the effects of Adderall- jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, and racing thoughts.
Combining these medications can also increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome with confusion, hallucination, seizure.
Please go to ER and see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What are the potential risks of moderate/high daily alcohol use combined with taking Rx meds Adderall XR (30 mg, 2x/daily) & Xanax (alprazolam) XR (2mg, 2x daily)?
Major consequences: Combining alcohol in any quantity together with prescription medications & especially those that affect the brain can result in complications. When the quantity of alcohol is as high as you imply then, complications are magnified and can include death. Whoever's involved should seek professional addiction counseling. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more
39 yr female, I take ziac, Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Adderall xr. I seem to be experiencing more fuzzy thinking the last 3 or 4 months. I walk in a room and forget what I am looking. Could this be meds?
I was diagnosed with adult ADHD a few years ago and have been taking Adderall XR with dramatic results. However, my biggest frustration remains in information retrieval. For example, it is very common that I will be looking for something which I have misp
Comorbid LD?: The various executive brain functions (that are inefficient in adhd) respond at different doses of stimulant for different effects. Was your convergent retrieval processing tested? As suggested you may need a dose change to improve your scattered attention. This may be due an incompletely normalized active working memory. You may also have comorbid learning disability. ...Read more
A big difference!: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half or methylphenidate (ritalin). Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and of amphetamine isomers. Both can be highly beneficial for treating adhd, but they are different chemicals altogether and may work through slightly different mechanisms. If one doesn't work or has too many side effects, the other may prove better--and it doesn't matter which you try first. ...Read more
I switched vyvanse to adderall xr 20 mg due to insurance. I took my first adderall 12 hrs ago. Can I have one drink at dinner tonight?
I take adderall XR 10 mg qd at 9am. The medication seems to stop working at 12. My HR is 113 average on med. XR is supposed to last all day?
Habituation!: Unfortunately the body becomes immune to the effect of medicins, tranquilisers or stimulants such as Addera therefore the need to be certain that you require these medicatios and the reluctance on the part of doctors to increase the dose! ...Read more
I am experiencing hives (urticaria). I have been taking adderall ir for a few months now with no problem, Dr added adderall xr and I got hives?
For over 5 yrs I was prescribed both Adderall XR 30mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg by fam dr. Now seeing diff dr and he said these 2 meds no good together?
True: Everyone is different, but generally these medications work at cross purposes, as Adderal is a stimulant and xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative. The concern is that neither will work as well as it should, and you will have more side effects than with either alone. It is hard to switch tracks after 5 years but I would give your new doctor a chance ...Read more
Been on Adderall XR 30mg for 4 days now. Is there an adjustment period for this rx? Feel nervous / anxious 1st hour, then things normalize. Normal? What would be considered abnormal symptoms?
Dose may be too high: Adderall like other stimulants can cause anxiety. The dose may be a little high for you. Please report your symptoms to the treating provider so you can discuss possible options like lowering the dose. Also, make sure you have your BP and pulse checked regularly at least every few months while taking the med. ...Read more
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) nighttime contains Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen)) and Diphenhydramine (also known as benadryl). There are no interactions between Adderall and these drugs. The daytime version of advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus contains pseudephedrine, which would likely add to the stimulant effect of adderall. Three days out from adderall-xr would probably be enough time elapsed to take the daytime version. ...Read more
Does coffee affect your brain the same way as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall XR or do they counteract each other.
Diff. Mechanisms of: Action. Coffee lowers levels of adenosine, the chemical in our bodies that builds up and makes us sleepy. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) breaks down into a chemical that increases levels of Dopamine and norepinephrine. Adderall works the same. Caffeine potentates the effect of the other two in terms of nervousness but there are no drug drug interactions otherwise. ...Read more
How long does Adderall XR really last? Because it definitely doesn't feel like it lasts over 5-6 hours for me and it's frustrating but my doctor claims Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lasts longer but likely won't be covered by insurance. Is this true?
Variable: Adderall coverage varies not only with how the individual metabolizes the drug, but also the severity of ADD/ADHD. Have seen a wide range of dosage for these reasons. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) should be covered by insurance after a trial on Adderall. However, have seen many who do just as well on Adderall (XR alone or combined with a short-acting dose). Not unusual to take a while to get the dose right. Take care. ...Read more
Is d-amphetamine salt com XR 30mg the same as Adderall XR 30mg hello, my son is being on Adderall XR 30mg for several years (he is 15 years old) today I went to get his medicine and the pharmacy gave me d-amphetamine salt com XR 30mg, I am very confuse
Generic: What your received was a generic equivalent o Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR. While it is supposed to be a direct equivalent of the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, Generics are able to contain 80 to 120% of the parent compound. You need to see how your son responds. Other difference may effect the absorption of the generic. Occassionally a person may need an adjustment in the generic dose, usually a slight upwar change in dose. ...Read more
Just been prescribed Adderall XR. Read that doing intense exercises bad idea? I enjoy working out. This true?
Exercise: Please monitor results and have someone else give you feedback. We are all different and you need to find out the effect of your workouts on your cognition and behavior. Avoiding excess is a good thing so moderate exercise MAY be the way to go. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I started today adderall xr 10mg took it the am, I feel fine do different. How does it take to take effect? Concentration etc??
Adderral: You are 23 years old and probably graduated from SHS and maybe more. One can make an assumption that you never had school difficulties. ADD/ADHD produce learning deficits ...Read more
Newly on Adderall XR 30, 20-days now. No problem with appetite suppression until a few days ago. Why so long for symptom to manifest?
Wrong question.: Track your weights weekly and report to prescribing physician. Different side effects show up at different times or not at all. Very complex. ...Read more
Just started Adderall XR. Taking Dexilant for GERD. Both work well for me. Understand PPI’s react? What can be taken for GERD instead? Space meds?
The combination of: These two agents may affect the onset of action of the Adderall. Take the Adderall in the morning and the Dexilant at lunch. If you notice side effects or decreased benefit from this regimen talk to your health care provider for suggestions regarding alternatives since he/she has all of your health history available. ...Read more
How come when I switched to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) from Adderall XR I felt really bad. I thought it was the same thing. I'm very tired, irritable, sweaty...?
Not unusual: Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) both are amphetamine but are quite different from each other. Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and isomers. D-amphetamine is the active ingredient, but some believe l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects. Also, XR provides to bursts of meds. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug that releases d-amphetamine in a very different pattern, with no "bursts." check with your prescriber. ...Read more
I have epilepsy and take 200mg topamax (topiramate) twice daily. Is it ok to take Adderall or Adderall XR with my topamax (topiramate) to assist with my anxiety/focus?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR treats: Symptoms of adhd, but can increase anxiety, as can any stimulant. I could not find any studies on the efficacy of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for reducing topamax's side effects of difficulty with word-retrieval, loss of train-of -thought & loss of memory, so i'll refer your question to adult psychiatrists on the panel. Both meds can cause weight loss. There is no adverse drug interaction listed. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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