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Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

What are the tests for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

Professional eval: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. There are no tests; an expert md wouldn't need tests. Whomever is rx'ing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, esp in the early stages &when doses or circumstances change. Get a dose or med better for u. ...Read more

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How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

How long will the symptoms of an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

Varies: A deliberate or extreme od needs urgent medical evaluation. Other than that, let the drug leave the body. The dose will drop substantially after 4-5 hrs (if regular adderall) or 8-10hrs (if adderall-xr). The drug will still be in the system for days, but usually people settle from the direct & indirect effects within a day or so. ...Read more

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What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose symptoms: when will they stop?

What are Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose symptoms: when will they stop?

Overdose & length: Adderal overdoe effects rarely fatal, panic, hyperreflexia, rhabdomyolysis, raid rispiration, confusion, coma, hallucinatons, convulsions, arrhythmia, change in blood pressure circulatory collapse.

In adult half-life 10 hours.
Children 6-12m half-life is 9 to 11 hours. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose symptoms: when will they stop, what to do?

Adderal overdose: Rarely fatal: panic hyperrefllexia, rhabodmyolysis, rapid respiration, confusion, coma, hallucinations, convullsions, arrhythmia, change in BP, circulatory colapse. Half life for d amphetamine for children 6-12 is 9 hrs, &i amphetamine is 11 hours.

Tx. symptomatically, admit & observe & tx. as needed in hospital environment. Monitior vital signs monitor CVS function Bp, provide flluids, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

Adderall OD: Adderall overdose symptoms may include hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, panic attacks, ^ sweating, blurred vision, rapid breathing, flushing. Nausea/vomiting. Abdominal pain, disorientation & hallucinations. ...Read more

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How long will the effects of a severe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

How long will the effects of a severe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose last?

911: If someone is considering an intentional overdose you should call 911 now. Effects of a severe overdose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can last forever, or until death occurs, in the worst case scenario. Heart attack, stroke, damage to kidneys or liver, psychosis, seizures, and many more possibilities. Ask your dr. Stay clean. ...Read more

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What to do if I had Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose (total 20mg accidentally taken)?

Overdose not 20mg.: Assuming that maybe you're not taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for medical purposes, you don't want to take more than 100 mg in any 24 hour period. And even then that can be dangerous depending on your wt. and how long you've been taking the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and the most mg you've taken. You have to work your way up, you can't just start taking 50mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), you start wi/10 or 15 mg. Start low & go-slow. ...Read more

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Can an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose be fatal?

Expect so: Overdose of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can trigger a cardiac arrhythmia. I hope you are taking it under a doctor's supervision. Speak to your doctor. Do not try to regulate the dose on your own. ...Read more

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Since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago (been clean since), I can't feel any emotion or feelings of pleausure, none. Could it have depleted my dopamine?

Since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago (been clean since), I can't feel any emotion or feelings of pleausure, none. Could it have depleted my dopamine?

Tell your doctor: Brintellix has a fairly high incidence of sexual dysfunction. It acts on NE and serotonin transport and receptors Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause a major numbing effect as well.
Seroquel can have a lot of side effects as well. (it has the greatest effect on dopamine receptor activity). That being said, I suggest that you make no change in your medication without the advise of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose?

ER, or just stop it: A deliberate od needs an er. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Stopping the med is the best 1st step; then whomever is prescribing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to discuss your experience w/ the med, including benefits &possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages & when doses, or circumstances, change. Get a dose or med better suited for u. ...Read more

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I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

I have had severe agitation ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose. I've been clean for a year and none of the meds in my profile work. What do I do?

Meds: How long have you been on the brintellix? Seroquel (quetiapine)? Tough to offer any insights with our knowing you whole history. How are your other meds working and when did you start them? Tell me more about your adderall OD. you have complicated polypharmacy and would be best served by getting a second opinion, find another psychiatrist and see if they what they say after full eval. ...Read more

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I have had serious problem solving skills ever since my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) overdose 1 yr ago, I am going through severe depression, but what could this be?

See Psychiatrist: Please see Psychiatrist to evaluate if you really have ADHD or Bipolar disorder. If you are already on treatment for Bipolar disorder, you may need a dosage change or additional treatment. If you truly have ADHD, despite the OD, you will need a medication. Consider Straterra for ADHD. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What does it feel like overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Not good: Rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, sweating, dilated pupils, anxiety, agitation, confusion, violent behavior, muscle jerking, tremors, seizure, dark urine. The described muscle cramps maybe due to muscle breakdown and requires medical evaluation. Seek immediate medical attention/

if death ensues which is possible then it feels like nothing. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you're overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are some signs that you're overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maximum recommended : Daily dose of Adderral for adults with ADHD is 40 mg.; for narcolepsy, 60 mg. Initial signs of an OD = restlessness, tremor, confusion, hallucinations, assaultiveness & panic states, followed by fatigue, depression, nausea & diarrhea. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) OD or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) + other vasoconstrictors like Sudafed or St. John's Wort ^ BP & can cause cardiac arrhythmias, stroke, coma, convulsions & death. ...Read more

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Can you get high from overdosing on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

You can get: Dead from overdosing on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is Dextroamphetamine or a type of speed. An od could cause a stroke or a heart attack! ...Read more

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It's been 9 months since I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I still have All the side effects of an overdose. Could it have stuck with me? Forever?

Motor Tics?: There is risk of idiosyncratic development of motor tics with most psycho-stimulants. Sometimes the diagnosis for which you have been prescribed the medication needs to be reconsidered. This is a difficult question to answer if the problem is not motor tics. You might want to see a Neuropsychiatrist or a Behavioral Neurologist to get things sorted out. . ...Read more

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Can overdosing on 30mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause any adverse effects?

Unlikely and brief: Whether 30 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an "overdose" depends on the person's age, size, and tolerance to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It is not at all uncommon as a daily dose for many people. In someone not taking stimulants and sensitive to them, it could cause a variety of bothersome but not dangerous side effects ranging from dry mouth, either sedation or agitation, and quite likely insomnia for a night. ...Read more

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I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR but I only done it once. Took 70mg instead of 10mg. I am ok, but wondering if this has caused heart damage/weakening?

I overdosed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR but I only done it once. Took 70mg instead of 10mg. I am ok, but wondering if this has caused heart damage/weakening?

Unlikely: One time high dose is not likely to harm the heart. However, if you did it intentionally, that bears investigation and you should discuss it with your doctor or therapist.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I haven't taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) since my overdose 10 months ago, why do I still feel all the side effects of an overdose even now? Including psychosis?

I haven't taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) since my overdose 10 months ago, why do I still feel all the side effects of an overdose even now? Including psychosis?

It is wise to seek: Psychiatric evaluation if you have not already done so. Continued psychosis and "side effects", even if apparently induced by an OD on amphetamine 10 months ago, suggests an underlying vulnerability and condition requiring assessment and appropriate treatment which may lead to relief and better function. Best regards. ...Read more

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I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

No adrenal fatigue: There is no such disorder as adrenal fatigue. Why were you taking the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adhd or recreationally? You really need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Not sure my friend needs I need to go to the hospital for an overdose. 40 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) snorted earlier and 30 mg prednisone taken. Scary stuff happenin?

Dangerous: You ae doing dangerous things with the medication. Snorting drugs results in very rapid absorption and very high levels quickly which may be very dangerous. Amphetamines are not meant to be taken this way. If amphetamine is absorbed to rapidly and dose is too high you are risking a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Will someone overdose by taking three 20mg of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 2400mg of ibuprofen, & forty 150mg of ranitidine?

Overdose?: It depends on what you are asking. They each work in different ways, so they should not affect each other too much except the fact that 2400 mg of Ibuprofen can lead to serious renal damage, especially if dehydrated. I would recommend seeing a doctor if you have taken this and getting your kidneys checked. If you notice any symptoms, like lethargy, pain, rapid heart rate, see doc now. ...Read more

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I overdosed on a few bottles of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 30 mg a few days ago. (didn't get go to an er) now have chest pain & trouble breathing. Is this normal?

I overdosed on a few bottles of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 30 mg a few days ago. (didn't get go to an er) now have chest pain & trouble breathing. Is this normal?

See M.D. or ER immed: Chest pain and difficulty breathing in these circumstances is a medical emergency. You should immediately see a physician. You can call 911 or get to a hospital er immediately.
When your medical condition is stable you should have a psychiatric consultation so you can can address the feelings and circumstances that led you to make a suicide attempt. This needs to be done in a safe environment ...Read more

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What is dextroamphetamine for?

A stimulant: It is used to treat ADD, Narcolepsy and some post-traumatic problems after concussion. ...Read more

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Is dextroamphetamine safe and what is it?

Is dextroamphetamine safe and what is it?

Stimulant: Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant that has been around since the 1930s and has been used in a number of ways. It does many things, including shrinking blood vessels and increasing brain Dopamine activity. Current approved uses are for adhd & narcolepsy. In the past, was used for nasal congestion and appetite suppression and depression. At convention doses, pretty safe; high doses dangerous/lethal. ...Read more

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