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Dexedrine Vs Focalin
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
Brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. Generic adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is there a difference?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Mostly price!Get a more detailed answer ›
Same: it is supposed to be the same.i do not have enough experience to know ...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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing so shorter-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is preferred. Others like once-a-day dosing to carry through the workday. Some ppl metabolize extended-release meds faster ; find they don't last the 12 hours promised. You'll have to try ; see which works better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) d-amphetamine salt combo 20mg?
Brand Name VS GENERI: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is the brand name of an extended released tablet intended to give a double pulse delivery of amphetamine compared to conventional adderal immediate release. The adderal XR contains sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine, dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and dexroamphetamine aspartate monohydrate. The combo salt is the generic type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different versions: Both Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and Concerta (a long acting form of Ritalin) are both stimulants whose strength depends on the dosage prescribed. There are also many less known stimulating meds which you can discuss with your doc. This is especially important given your,thyroid issues. ...Read more
Discuss w/your doc: I'm sorry, but we really don't know enough about you to recommend one drug over another for you. The best person to talk about this with, would be your own psychiatrist who knows your full history. Most likely s/he has followed you on these medicines for awhile also? You should ask your doctor about anything you don't understand on prescriptions or reasoning for them. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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