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Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Amphetamine effect: Just like any stimulant, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes an increase in metabolism and a decrease in appetite. That combination is what causes weight loss in many people. It is not indicated for weight loss, but weight loss is a well-known side effect of the medication. Read more

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Does taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise your metabolism?

Does taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise your metabolism?

Good question.: Individuals vary widely; some on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will demonstrate increased caloric expenditure (which would be a reflection of higher "metabolism"). Others, especially very hyperactive children may decrease energy expenditure, because the med enables them to sit still more often. Dosage also makes a difference. The wgt loss however, that often occurs w/ Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is primarily due to decreased appetite. Read more

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I have taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for over 1yr. I was recently increased to 30mg/2x day and have started obsessively picking at my skin. Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause this?

I have taken Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for over 1yr. I was recently increased to 30mg/2x day and have started obsessively picking at my skin. Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause this?

Yes.: Meds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) need to be very carefully titrated to get just the right dose for each individual's unique needs & metabolism. Sometimes it's a matter of just changing the dose (often only slightly); other times, it's a matter of changing medicines, or combining 2 or more meds to get the best effects without side effects of significance. Picking compulsively is almost surely due to this dose. Read more

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What interactions could citalopram have when taken along side of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Could it cause increased impulsive speech, insomnia and racing thoughts?

What interactions could citalopram have when taken along side of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Could it cause increased impulsive speech, insomnia and racing thoughts?

Yesi: Citralopram -as can any sari can push a vulnerable person into mania or hypo mania that could manifest with the symptoms you mention-not really likely to be related to any real interaction with adder all. Use or addition of citralopram could reveal a previously unrecognized or new presentation of a "bipolar like" mood disorder-speak to your dr should stop citralopram probably. Read more

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Can abruptly stopping 45mg/day of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause heightened all-over-body-pain? Already suffer w/ back pain, has worsened. Weird extreme pain in knee.

Can abruptly stopping 45mg/day of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause heightened all-over-body-pain? Already suffer w/ back pain, has worsened. Weird extreme pain in knee.

No: If you are taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for legitimate reasons, stopping abruptly should not cause medical problems. Many people take stimulant meds for ADD as needed eg, for work or school with "vacation days" off the med for summer or days less concentration is required. Physical pain is not associated with stopping Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). See your pcp for back and knee pain for proper diagnosis and guidance. Best wishes. Read more

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Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while on birth control pills increase the risk or cause blood clots?

Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while on birth control pills increase the risk or cause blood clots?

Yas/ yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): On sep, 6, 2013: 7, 405 people reported to have side effects when taking adderall. Among them, 105 people (1.42%) have blood clot in the legs. (remember, this is of the total reports, not 1.42% of the total people. On adderall. Of these, the largest number were on yas or yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) but not on any other birth control pills. Read more

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I'm prescribed 2-4 10mg adderall/day. Into apprx. Week 2, is it common for increased: headaches/neck pains? My body feels depleted in some way?

I'm prescribed 2-4 10mg adderall/day. Into apprx. Week 2, is it common for increased: headaches/neck pains? My body feels depleted in some way?

Too much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?: You could be on too much adderall-- it could be causing muscle tension in your head and neck in addition to possibly increasing anxiety and causing increased physical tension that way--too much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can also make one feel tired, even while it is in effect, and then when it's effect is leaving your system as well. Try taking less adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) maybe 1/2 tab 3 x day, see if that is better. Discuss.. Read more

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What causes perscribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or adderall?

What causes perscribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or adderall?

Evaluation: You would need to see a physician or specifically a psychiatrist. These medications are prescribed for add/ adhd. The provider would determine which medication would be the most appropriate for you. Take care. Read more

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I've had severe heartburn reflux since beginning Adderall 9 months ago. It is very painful. Otc products don't help. What caused Adderall to do this?

I've had severe heartburn reflux since beginning Adderall 9 months ago. It is very painful. Otc products don't help. What caused Adderall to do this?

A side effect: Among a host of other side effects known to be caused by the drug, you don't want to stop the medicine on your own, kindly see your doctor for assessment, possible referral to a gastroenterologist, as you may have another problem. Your doctor may recommend a different medicine other than adderall to help manage your symptoms, so you definitely need help, best wishes Read more

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Prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety & Adderall for add. Cymbalta (duloxetine) makes it harder to concentrate. Adderall increases anxiety. I'm overwhelmed. What to do.

Prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety & Adderall for add. Cymbalta (duloxetine) makes it harder to concentrate. Adderall increases anxiety. I'm overwhelmed. What to do.

Alternatives: The two medications are interfering with each others function. Talk to your doctor about a single medication that can do both jobs such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Imipramine. Avoid Other stimulants such as methylphenidate - Ritalin or Concerta and Vyvanse Read more

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Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Temporary: Adderall is cleared quickly by the body and the vasoconstriction would resolve after clearance. Continued administration of the medication will likely result in the body adjusting so that the affect will not continue to occur. If it does then an alternative medication must be considered. Best regards. Read more

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Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Would caffeine increase Adderall tolerance? Since have grant similar effects?

Both stimulants: Caffiene and psycho stimulants have similar effects raising heart rate/blood pressure, helping people feel more focused but potentially interfering with sleep. Psychostimulants are prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. Caffeine + meds are additive. Too much can make people feel irritable, agitated with GI upset (nausea). See how it affects you. Read more

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Can Adderall really cause sudden death as some studies suggest? If so, how likely is this to happen in a healthy individual taking it as prescribed?

Can Adderall really cause sudden death as some studies suggest? If so, how likely is this to happen in a healthy individual taking it as prescribed?

No cause shown: Between U.S. between 1999 & 2003 12 children taking adderall had sudden cardiac deaths. 5 had pre-existing heart defects & the other 7 had unusual situations which may have contributed to their deaths (such as exercising in 110 degree weather). No causative effect was shown. During that same time period > 37 million Adderall prescriptions were written. Read more

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Just started adderall: increased pulse rate. Typical?

Just started adderall: increased pulse rate. Typical?

Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and any of the other stimulant medications quite typically cause a relatively slight increase in both pulse rate and blood pressure and usually do so every time one takes the medication. The effect lessens during the day, and there is no evidence that it worsens over time or that there a cumulative problem caused by these increases. 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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I'm on 200mg seroquel (quetiapine) the only one that helps me sleep diet don't work I take 5mg Adderall lost weight will an increase work with seroquel (quetiapine)?

I'm on 200mg seroquel (quetiapine) the only one that helps me sleep diet don't work I take 5mg Adderall lost weight will an increase work with seroquel (quetiapine)?

Dieting: I may be misunderstanding, but it sounds like you're interested in increasing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for weight loss because dieting is not working for you? Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is prescribed only for adhd, and not for weight loss -- although this can be a side effect in some people. Most psychiatrists would be very cautious about prescribing stimulants in someone already dealing with auditory hallucinations, too. Read more

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