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Over 5 doctors told me they never heard of dexedrine/dextrostat when i asked to switch off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as it's not effective? Am i doing something wrong?

Over 5 doctors told me they never heard of dexedrine/dextrostat when i asked to switch off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as it's not effective? Am i doing something wrong?

Need psychiatrist: It sounds like the doctors you've been speaking with are not familiar enough with the medications for adhd to be helpful, and it's time for more specialized care. A board certified psychiatrist should be able to effectively evaluate your condition, work with you, and provide information about alternatives to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Anyone had bad results with dexedrine but not with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Anyone had bad results with dexedrine but not with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Possible: Even though Dexedrine and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are similar in chemical composition, there will be individuals that may have side effects with one but not the other. Likewise, some people may get a better benefit with one versus the other. ...Read more

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Can you have bad results with dexedrine but success with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maybe.: Studies have shown that going from one class of stimulant (amphetamine to methylphenidate) can lead to better benefit or fewer side effects or both. Within the same class (dexedrine & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are both amphetamine), chances of a major difference is lower, but Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has several different types of salts, which may affect how well it is tolerated. Worth a try; you'll know in a few days. ...Read more

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How safe are ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

How safe are ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Very: If taken as prescribed and followed by a physician with training in this area of medicine these medications are generally safe and effective. ...Read more

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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) ?

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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Can you take ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Can you take ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Yes, all are OK.: There are similarities in these 3 meds, though dex & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are more closely related. It depends on each individual which is a better med. And, it depends on the dose, the form the med is taken in, the dosing frequency -- and it may depend on what other meds are utilized. This is not amateur hour, so get good professional help. ...Read more

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Are adderall, dexedrine,vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (i mean the amphetamine meds used for adhd) only available in the usa ??

Are adderall, dexedrine,vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (i mean the amphetamine meds used for adhd) only available in the usa ??

ADHD meds: As far as I know ADHD meds are available in many countries, but they are not legal in a few countries because of concerns about the potential for abuse. If you want to find out if they are legal in your country, you can check with local pharmacies or the consulate. ...Read more

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Can being on adderall/dexedrine for 6 years damage your neurotransmitters permanantly? Having extreme fatigue, weakness ontop of worse ADHD symptoms.

Can being on adderall/dexedrine for 6 years damage your neurotransmitters permanantly? Having extreme fatigue, weakness ontop of worse ADHD symptoms.

No: Unlike methamphetamine, there is no credible evidence that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Dexedrine adversely affect central nervous system health. When used in therapeutic doses for approved conditions, these medications appear to be safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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