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How long will amphetamine salts 20 mg last?

How long will amphetamine salts 20 mg last?

Depends: If the formulation is adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the immediate release usually lasts approximately four hours. The extended released usually lasts eight hours. However, this assumes that one metabolizes the medication at an average rate. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

Depends: I assume you are diagnosed with ADHD, and your need for medication depends on what you are doing (school, work, child care) and when you need to be at your best. For most patients you have to be most focused from 9 to 5, taking your first dose at 8AM and wnd dose at 1 or 2 PM would be what I would recommend. There are also sustained release versions you can take once a day. Talk to doc/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is amphetamine salts 20mg tablets chewable? Please explain the best way to take this medication.

Is amphetamine salts 20mg tablets chewable? Please explain the best way to take this medication.

Depends: There are long acting or sustained-release preparations of amphetamine salts that should not be chewed. Short-acting forms can be swallowed or chewed - it really doesn't make them act any more quickly. The best way to take any medication is to take the right dose at the right time by the right method. With pills, this is swallowing the pills whole. Non-drug treatment of adhd should also be used. ...Read more

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I asked an earlier question if amphetamine salts 20mg is chewable? I also needed to know if I can take this with yogurt?

Yes: Am not aware of any problems with taking these meds with or without any food, whether yogurt or anything else. ...Read more

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I am taking amphetamine salts 20mg tablets to help me stay focused. How long will this pill keep me focused from a single tablet?

Varies: I've had patients that said it seemed to last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours. There are time release versions as well as vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) which gets metabolized to amphetamine. Work with your prescriber to find the one or combo that works best for your needs. ...Read more

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What are amphetamine salts ER for?

Amphet.-ER: Extended release stimulants have been used to treat Attention deficit, Narcolepsy, Obesity, Depression in elderly, etc. ...Read more

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I take 10mg of amphetamine salt once in the morning. When should it wear off?

It depends: On you and how fast your body metabolizes and excretes the drug. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of amphetamine salt abuse?

What are common symptoms of amphetamine salt abuse?

Stimulation/depressi: Physical effects may or may not include increased heart rate, agitation, restlessness, shaking, possible paranoia, anxiety, dilated pupils... When effect wears out, person may suffer fatigue, low mood, state of apathy at times. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

How many milligrams of adderall (amphetamine salts) does it take to possibly cause overdose?

That depends on many: Factors, including age, body size and the presence or absence of other health issues. There have been reported deaths in children with doses as low as 2 mg, but the ld50 is in the range of 1.5 mg/kg or so. In a 70 kg person, this would be about 120 mg as a dose that would be toxic to half of those who ingested it. People with underlying heart and blood vessel diseases may be more sensitive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amphetamine/dextroamphetamine salts and only dextroamphetamine salts?

Active drug: Amphetamine has mirror-image versions (d- and l-). D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is the active version. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amphetamine that has been popular for treating adhd since mid 80's. The argument--not proven--is that the l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects, so people are less apt to be irritable while taking it for their adhd. ...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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Is there a difference between dextroamphetamine and D-amphetamine Salt Combo?

Is there a difference between dextroamphetamine and D-amphetamine Salt Combo?

Subtle difference: Drugs and molecules occur in 2 different forms with the same composition called enantiomers and 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 ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with add & put on vyvance, but it stopped working as well I now have been put on d-amphetamine salt. I have headaches gained weight?

Consider alternative: If you are having side effects from amphetamine salts, speak to your prescriber about an alternative such as methylphenidate -Ritalin or Concerta ...Read more

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I am a diagnosed 21 year old male with ADD I take 1 30mg twice a day of amphetamine salts literally 20 minutes after ingesting I am completely sleepy?

I am a diagnosed 21 year old male with ADD I take 1 30mg twice a day of amphetamine salts literally 20 minutes after ingesting I am completely sleepy?

Need lower dose: In patients with ADD amphetamines can be calming. If you are getting sleepy after a dose you may need to let your doctor know so that they can lower the dose. ...Read more

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What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and dextroamphetamine?

What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) and dextroamphetamine?

Components Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Dextroamphetamine sulfate is one of the 4 amphetamine salts that make up adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Can garcinia Cambodia be taken with amphetamine salts (generic Adderall)?

Yes: There are no known interactions between garcinia Cambogia and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) so these two agents can be taken together. ...Read more

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Why is it when I take my medication of d-amphetamine salt, my hands get quite chilly?

Reynauds?: Stimulants can cause Raynaud's phenomenon--tell your doc & he'll likely tell you to stop the drug ...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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Can I take amphetamine salts (adderall) for fatigue?

If prescribed by Doc: Amphetamines are prescribed for fatigue where appropriate. You should discuss you ratigue with your doctor to uncover the cause, for instance sleep apnea, hypothyroidism etc. Only when a thorough evaluation has been done would amphetamines be appropriate, if you cannot identify a treatable cause of fatigue. ...Read more

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Which one is better for weight loss amphetamine salts or dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Which one is better for weight loss amphetamine salts or dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

Thanks for asking!: Both medications can cause side effects.

Consult your family physician to lose weight by diet control and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the difference between brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and amphetamine salts?

Adderall: brand name: For 'mixed salts of a single entity amphetamine product.' various generic names occur including mixed amphetamine salts, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine, and (dextroamphetamine saccharate,
amphetamine aspartate,
dextroamphetamine sulfate and
amphetamine sulfate tablets) (the 4 salts). Brand and generic are basically equivalent in dosing and effect. Best regards. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amphetamine salts ER 20mg Cap. Two a day together by mouth. How much medication is being released at a time?

About 2mg/hour: These drugs are designed to release a steady amount of their content over the course of 24 hours. There are some forms that release the drug for 18 hours with decreased release through the night hours, but most continuous release amphetamine preparations don't do this. ...Read more

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I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 25mg 2x day. Then 5mg amphetamine 5mg salts at 5:00p.m. gor crashing. What's the difference between salts? Mine don't have "m"

I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 25mg 2x day. Then 5mg amphetamine 5mg salts at 5:00p.m. gor crashing. What's the difference between salts? Mine don't have "m"

That's a fairly high: Dose, so please monitor your blood pressure & pulse rate monthly. Mixed Amphetamine Salts are the generic form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Only the shorter-acting preparation is sold as a generic medication. The molecular make-up is the same, although some generic preparations are a little weaker or stronger than brand-name. The XR delivery system works for ~ 12 hours, "regular" Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or MAS for ~ 6 hours. ...Read more

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Is amphetamine salts 5 mg. Tablet twice a day appropriate for attention deficit?

POSSIBLY: This could be therapeutic amount and what is important is does it make a difference for you. Overall the dose is on the lower side. ...Read more

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Are barr amphetamine salts just adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Is it safe to take?

Reputable manufactur: Barr is a manufacturer of generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I have several patients who have found Barr form of generic adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to be comarable in effect to the trade name drug Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), while some othr generic compani products have not been comparable. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) salt if I'm only prescribed 10 mg?

No: You need to work with your psychiatrist on any medication changes. This is a partnership, and follow-ups are opportunity to discuss results you're experiencing. Then your doctor can make adjustments in dose or changes in medication as needed. ...Read more

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Is d-amphetamine salt combo another name for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or are they different things?

FDA approved generic: Generics have 80% to 125% bio equivalent active ingredients of the brand (adderall). Some patients who suffer from adhd respond only to the brand name for the other chemicals/capsule formulation differences. Also, generics work out to be cheaper and cost effective for both the pt and the insurance company, . ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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Is ic amphetamine salts ER 20 mg cap better than Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

They are the same: One is the generic for the other. Some generics can have a range of potency, but they are the same chemicals! ...Read more

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What to do if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg-d-amphetamine salt combo 30mg gave me a positive drug test?

What to do if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg-d-amphetamine salt combo 30mg gave me a positive drug test?

Amphetamines: Amphetamines show up positive in a saliva, urine, blood and hair follicle testing. However, with further testing, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be differentiate from other amphetamines. It is important that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a prescribed medication to be taken as indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference b/w adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xrand d-amphetamine salt combo xr? Does the latter cause more side effects?

All amphetamine: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a combination of 4 amphetamines. D-amphetamine is one of the 4. the combination pf adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) salts refers to a generic form of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Recently switched from salts to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg. Is it ok to ingest half the beads about 6 hours after initial dose? Am XR seems to wear off

Mixed amphetamine: Salts =generic name for adderall. It's almost impossible to separate the 2 different time-release beads in the the capsule to insure smooth delivery, so it's not recommended. Increasing the dose to 25 or 30 mg. Can increase duration of action, but also risk of side effects. Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) the "pro-drug" form of Adderall takes ~ 2 hours to kick in but usually lasts 12-14 hours. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more