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How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

Evaluate your dosing: Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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Currently taking vyvanase 30 was taking Adderall 15 bid before that and Dexedrine before that. The only medication that I felt has helped is desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

Currently taking vyvanase 30 was taking Adderall 15 bid before that and Dexedrine before that. The only medication that I felt has helped is desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

Stimulant titration: Initial low doses of stimulants are titrated up to optimal doses over a few weeks' time, unless significant side effects occur at a lower dose. Maximum adult daily doses of Adderall XR & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are 40 mg. & 70 mg. Respectively. Discuss with your psychiatrist before seeking a dangerous medication. If your primary physician is the prescriber, seek referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Asking my doctor to prescribe me dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for the treatment of ADD for driving and college concentration purposes. Is this a good medication for this?

Asking my doctor to prescribe me dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for the treatment of ADD for driving and college concentration purposes. Is this a good medication for this?

Many options: There are many effective medications for treatment of ADD, of which Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is one. Your doctor will be able to suggest which of the medications he or she thinks would be best for your condition. ...Read more

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What are websites that tell about the drug dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and short term long term effects?

What are websites that tell about the drug dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and short term long term effects?

Lots out there.: Use of stimulants are controversial, so you can find sites that will tell you almost anything you want to hear. Unfortunately, there are "pro-" and "anti-" drug sides that tell quite different stories. You might start with the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry (aacap. Org) facts for families or the american academy of pediatrics (aap. Org). Both provide objective data. ...Read more

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Hi Is there a difference between the medications Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine Salts Combo? I felt different on each one. Thank you

Hi Is there a difference between the medications Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine Salts Combo? I felt different on each one. Thank you

Subtle difference: Drugs & molecules occur in 2 different forms with the same composition called enantiomers & are physical mirror images: dextro (right), levo (left). Racemic is a mixture of both. Biologic systems use d versions almost exclusively and d-amphetamine is generally more active than l-amphetamine. Amphetamine is racemic amphetamine with d:l ratio of 1:1. The "salts" work out to be a 3:1 ratio of d:l ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Please describe the medication: adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combination Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a stimulant medication approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). It is a controlled medication with habit forming potential. ...Read more

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Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Hi Is there a difference regarding Adderall in the medication amphetamine dextroamphetamine and amphetamine salts combo? I felt different on each.

Subtle difference: Drugs & molecules occur in 2 forms with the same composition called enantiomers & are physical mirror images: dextro (right), levo (left). Racemic is a mixture of both. Biologic systems use d versions almost exclusively and d-amphetamine is generally more active than l-amphetamine. Amphetamine is racemic amphetamine with d:l ratio of 1:1. The "salts" (Adderall) work out to be a 3:1 ratio ...Read more

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What are some alternative Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

What are some alternative Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) alternative: If Adderall is a problem for you, there are other options. For ADD/ADHD, the following are approved medications: Concerta ER, Strattera, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Concerta ER is a long acting methylphenidate/Ritalin. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is another type of amphetamine. There are others as well as options. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

Several: There are two classes of stimulant. Amphetamine based and Ritalin based.

There are numerous medications in each category from Ritalin to concerta to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to daytrana and so on.

There are also nonstimulant medications like stratera and intuniv that can be effective as well. ...Read more

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What are some medications that have similar effects to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Stimulants: Similar effects can occur with Vyvanse, Desoxyn, Dexedrine, Ritalin, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate).

Provigil, Nuvigil and Amantadine can also provide the same benefits. ...Read more

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I take 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 3x a day but notice really bad crahses. What would be a better alternative medication setup?

A gentler medication: Short acting stimulants start and stop suddenly like so many roller coaster rides, leaving you drained. A long acting, once-daily agent (adderall xr, vyvanse, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr) gives continuous coverage with gentler ons and offs. They do not "drain" you as the short-acting agents do. At the right dose for you, their levels drift gently down to enable a calm onset of sleep in the evening. ...Read more

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What is the best add medication for adults? I'm being told that adults shouldn't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and that's what I've been prescribed.

Individual Response: All of the medicines for adhd are helpful about an equal percentage of the time, especially the stimulant medicines, which are the most commonly used meds for adhd. As a result, it depends on how an individual responds to a specific med. There is nothing about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that would cause more potential problems than the other stimulant meds, so I would suggest you try working with it. ...Read more

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About medication I am taking. I currently take 10 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) twice daily quanity of 60 per month I used to get 90 per month I would like to go back?

About medication I am taking. I currently take 10 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) twice daily quanity of 60 per month I used to get 90 per month I would like to go back?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADHD: Review symptoms and function with prescriber as this determines dose and regimen. Some people require 3 doses a day at 4 hour intervals to control symptoms and improve function all day. For others two doses a day may suffice. Once daily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR may control symptoms up to 12 hours. Target symptoms include attention span, impulse control, and frustration tolerance. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Will a child develop side effects from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 1 year after discontinuing the medication?

No: The good and the bad about stimulants is that they have very little residual effect. Side effects are usually gone after 24 hours off the meds. ...Read more

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Could medications like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and vivanse actually make you feel smarter and help with academics?

If ADHD, yes: If you have been evaluated and diagnosed with adhd and prescribed these medications, they can improve your focus and concentration on school work. As a result you could feel "smarter.". ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the only medication that can help with short term memory and productivity? Is there anything else that won't blunt feelings and emotions?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is just one brand of amphetamines indicated/approved for use in treating attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. It is also used for narcolepsy. There are many other drugs approved for ADHD. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-medication-chart & http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/adhd-medical-treatment. Then discuss your diagnosis & concerns w/prescribing doc. ...Read more

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After extensive dosage trials, ritalin (methylphenidate) helped the first week, now it only worsens my anxiety, I can't take it. Should I ask my psychiatrist to try dexedrine for my inattentive add? Or what other drug is recommended?

After extensive dosage trials, ritalin (methylphenidate) helped the first week, now it only worsens my anxiety, I can't take it. Should I ask my psychiatrist to try dexedrine for my inattentive add? Or what other drug is recommended?

Some questions first: How do you know you have adhd? Was any testing done? Were collaterals interviewed? A thorough childhood history taken? Were anxiety, mood, and learning disorders ruled out? If truly adhd, discuss with prescribing doc the possibility of the non-stimulant medication strattera (atomoxetine). Other medications, such as Clonidine and Guanfacine may be helpful. ...Read more

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Hello, does phentermine and dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) show up the same on a urine drug screen?

Depends: Unfortunately, depends on the specific test that is ordered. However, tests from a physicians office/professional lab generally uses liquid chromatography and would distinguish these substances/classes. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Is it okay to take dayquil cold medication and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Caution: Pseudoephedrine in Dayquil and amphetamine in Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase blood pressure and heart rate. Talk to your doctor before taking Dayquil while you're on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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How come I sweat and breakout so much from my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

How come I sweat and breakout so much from my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication?

It is a rare and: Unpleasant side effect of amphetamine medication which stimulates the nervous system throughout the body even though for treatment of adhd we want to target certain parts of the brain. Some people are more sensitive and vulnerable to specific medications. If discomfort outweighs benefit from the medication then consult the prescriber regarding alternative medication. Best regards. ...Read more

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Why is dextroamphetamine (for my ADHD) causing me severe bladder pain (negative uti)...? Pain goes away when I stop taking the medication.

Why is dextroamphetamine (for my ADHD) causing me severe bladder pain (negative uti)...? Pain goes away when I stop taking the medication.

Unsure: I checked Drugs. Com for side effects. It listed "Renal
Frequency not reported: Renal damage". However I did not find anything that would explain severe bladder pain. ...Read more

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I need to know the dangerous of continuing to take my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication up to the day before a big surgery on my spine?

I need to know the dangerous of continuing to take my prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) medication up to the day before a big surgery on my spine?

Probably not: The answer requires me to know your medical status and history. This is probably not dangerous. Ask your prescribing doctor who would have the above information and ask your surgeon and anesthetist. ...Read more

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What are other medication besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD?

Vivence, meth, amphe: Vivence, methamphetamine, Amphetamine, many other long-acting central stimulants that improve concentration paradoxically. It seems counterintuitive that 'speed ' can cure a hyperactive child, that's exactly how it works ...Read more

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Is there a medication equal to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for depression?

Is there a medication equal to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for depression?

Speed: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants (class ii controlled drugs) are occasionally used in the treatment of depression, but usually in low doses and extreme circumstances. Side effects and a high abuse potential are serious limiting factors. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dexedrine (Definition)

Dexedrine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more