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Coming off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse- self medicated fatigue problem. Would something like provigil be a bad idea?

Coming off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse- self medicated fatigue problem.  Would something like provigil be a bad idea?

Probably: But another solution would be to talk with your psychiatrist about switching to a slow-release, once-daily stimulant like vyvanse, Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, or their generic equivalents. Taking one a day, you would then be able to lower the dose with time. Provigil will likely offer you no benefit and may worsen the effects of stopping adderall. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get work done on non-adderall days?

Can i tell me how i can get work done on non-adderall days?

Non Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Days: I assume you are calling those days you are not taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I don't see why that happens. All medications for add/adhd should be administered every day including weekends and holidays, to prevent falls in the level of the medicine during those days off. If you work with a psychiatrist, you must have 30 days supply of your medications, and also practice behavioral exercises to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens if i take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

What happens if i take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If extended-release, u lose efficacy.

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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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Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Drug interaction: According to my sources, there are no interactions between theses two medications. Therefore, as long as they both are prescribed for you, they can be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Temporary: Adderall is cleared quickly by the body and the vasoconstriction would resolve after clearance. Continued administration of the medication will likely result in the body adjusting so that the affect will not continue to occur. If it does then an alternative medication must be considered. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

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

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Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Both stimulants: Caffiene and psycho stimulants have similar effects raising heart rate/blood pressure ,helping people feel more focused but potentially interfering with sleep. Psychostimulants are prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. Caffeine + meds are additive .Too much can make people feel irritable , agitated with GI upset ( nausea) . See how it affects you . ...Read more

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Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance?(and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects(keeping you awake)

Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance?(and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects(keeping you awake)

Probably: Since both medications act in similar fashion, tolerance for one may mirror tolerance for the other. Your pharmacist can advise you best about your medications, however. ...Read more

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I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system dont want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

I took 40 mg of adderall by mistake when will it be out of my system dont want to fail my drug test on thursday for work please help?

Drug tests are...: ...typically designed to identify illicit substances. Detection of prescribed medications is generally not the concern of the testers, particularly if you can prove you hold a valid prescription. ...Read more

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If I take pantoprazole in the morning part of my daily regime , and I then take adderall once randomly at night is there any effect ?

Why?: Why are you taking Adderall randomly at night? It is not indicated for that use. Is the clinician who prescribed Adderall to u aware that u are using it that way, or is it not ur prescribed medication? ...Read more

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I went from taking Vyvanse30mg @ 8am & 2pm to taking AdderallXR40mg @ 8am & AdderallIR10mg @ 2pm. Adderall did little to nothing. Any idea why?

It depends.: If you're taking the stimulants for ADD/ADHD, the expected results would be an improved concentration and focus, improvement in hyperactivity, being able to accomplish tasks better. What difference did Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall have? I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor who could make adjustments. ...Read more

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I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

 I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

Adderall can worsen: psychosis (loss of touch with reality including hallucinations and distortions in thinking and emotions). Psychosis can impair concentration and focus interfering with studying. Seek evaluation to sort out ADHD, psychosis and medication indications. Take medications only as prescribed and report both good and bad effects to prescriber to guide adjustments. Best regards in your health and studies. ...Read more

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Can Adderall really cause sudden death as some studies suggest? If so, how likely is this to happen in a healthy individual taking it as prescribed?

Can Adderall really cause sudden death as some studies suggest? If so, how likely is this to happen in a healthy individual taking it as prescribed?

No cause shown: Between U.S. between 1999 & 2003 12 children taking adderall had sudden cardiac deaths. 5 had pre-existing heart defects & the other 7 had unusual situations which may have contributed to their deaths (such as exercising in 110 degree weather). No causative effect was shown. During that same time period > 37 million Adderall prescriptions were written. ...Read more

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Oringinally on Adderall 5mg, not strong enough. Switched to Adderall 10mg bid, now to Adderall XR 10mg bid. How will this effect me? What dif will i c

Smoother Effect: Short-acting stimulants have a rapid on/off effect. At their peaks they can be too powerful and are prone to wearing off before you remember to take the next dose. These surges and falls can be both exciting and anxiety producing. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr has sprinkles which act like well-timed doses that pick up where the last left off. They are designed to better fit with your day - once daily (not bid). ...Read more

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What is the main diff between adderall and lexapro. I was given one when I forgot my meds and it also helped me. Is there a lesser evil between the 2?

What is the main diff between adderall and lexapro. I was given one when I forgot my meds and it also helped me. Is there a lesser evil between the 2?

Different Class: Lexapro is an antidepressant and Adderall is a stimulant. Hard to answer which is less evil. Lexapro probably safer overall, but with some side effects. Adderall being a stimulant has potential more serious side effects, mostly cardiac [heart] due to it's stimulant properties. There is a very narrow of conditons that would warrant Adderall, most take for ADD/ADHD and daytime sleepiness conditions. ...Read more

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A.D.D.....Ive been relying on it to get through my day, now i can't get it anymore. Got diagnosed as a child, maybe around 10-11 years old. I took Adderall all through out my childhood to help me in class. It worked, my grades when from negative to positi

Both stimulant &: Non-stimulant medications for adhd are approved in adults, many through age 65. If you cannot afford private psychiatric & psychological evaluations & treatment, seek outpatient services through your state's adult mental health facility. Join chadd.Org for information & resources. ...Read more

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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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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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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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