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Does taking a beta blocker counter the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Does taking a beta blocker counter the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: I would avoid the combination of beta-blockers and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) produces widespread sympathetic nervous system activation via its action on Alpha and beta adrenergic receptor stimulation. Adding a beta-blocker could result in unapposed Alpha adrenergic receptor stimulation and result in a hypertensive crisis and cardiac problems including heart attack. ...Read more

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What kind of cardiovascular effects occur from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) along with beta-blockers?

What kind of cardiovascular effects occur from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) along with beta-blockers?

Depends: Adderal is a stimulant it can cause hypertension and fast heart rates. Beta blockers can reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure. They my negate eachothers effects. Everyone is diffrent and responds diffrently to meds. ...Read more

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I have pots, since I started taking beta blockers I rarely have any symptoms anymore, can I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I have pots, since I started taking beta blockers I rarely have any symptoms anymore, can I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Speak with Cards.: The beta blockers slow the resting heart and help prevent the sudden increased rates that are seen in pots in additon to the synocopal episodes. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and all stimulants tend to increase the heart rate. Your cardiologist should be consulted prior to making that decison. ...Read more

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I think Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is effecting my labido? Is this a side effect of all ADD drugs? Is there something I can take to counter that side effect?

I think Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is effecting my labido? Is this a side effect of all ADD drugs? Is there something I can take to counter that side effect?

Probably not: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is sometimes prescribed to counteract the libido diminishing effects of other medicines, so it is a surprise that it may have that side effect for you. I would suggest that it is not the cause. But if it is, you would do best to switch, since Add drugs d'n't have this side effect; and beware of claims that drugs are not drugs and that they have broad, magical powers. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter sleep medications are safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for insomnia besides melatonin? Would passion flower be a safe alternative?

Caused by Adderal: Your insomnia is due to side effect of taking adderal, you need to discuss with your prescribing doctor if the dose adjustment and the time you take the last dose or changing to short acting from long acting etc will help
yes you can try passion flower as some recommend it for insomnia and hope it will help you. ...Read more

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Scary psychosis in mom with MS after she combined moderate doses of Adderall and Oxycodone. How can I counter this? How can I remedy her exasperated pain, her fear and confusion? How can I talk to her about this once she is lucid? Is it Drugs or MS?

Scary psychosis in mom with MS after she combined moderate doses of Adderall and Oxycodone. How can I counter this? How can I remedy her exasperated pain, her fear and confusion? How can I talk to her about this once she is lucid? Is it Drugs or MS?

Psychosis: Please get your mom to the emergency room. They will help get her stable and refer you to professionals who can help w/psychological aspects of the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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Is there a beta blocker over-the-counter for arrhythmic heartbeats?

Is there a beta blocker over-the-counter for arrhythmic heartbeats?

No: In the United States, beta blockers are only available via prescription. See your doctor if you feel you need one. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm getting sick, really bad head congestion. What over the counter cold remedies can I take? I'm on 25mg beta blocker and 120mg of CCB for heart rate.19?

I'm getting sick, really bad head congestion. What over the counter cold remedies can I take? I'm on 25mg beta blocker and 120mg of CCB for heart rate.19?

Wow. Complex. TTYD.: You're rather young to be on 2 medications for your heart rate. I suspect you have a predisposition of some sort. Maybe Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome? That needs to be worked out before any advice is given. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor for advice. Most OTC cough/cold sprays & meds have phenylephrine which can cause your heart to race. Saline nasal sprays are safest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and a preworkout supplement with caffiene and beta alanine in it?

Perhaps (or not): If you are on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) daily and have not had any problems you can try the supplement and the most likely side effect will be fast pulse/ increased blood pressure/ feeling of racing/anxiety - if you get no change or other side effects then you can likely tolerate the combination. With any side effects stop the supplement ...Read more

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What is a pre-workout that is safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg XR? I do not want one with creative or stimulants. I was thinking Beta-Alanine alone

What is a pre-workout that is safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg XR? I do not want one with creative or stimulants. I was thinking Beta-Alanine alone

There are no known: Bothersome interactions between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and creatine or Beta-alanine. If you do not have a history of heart defect then it is okay to workout while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR. If you or family have history of heart defects then consult your prescriber to review and advise. Best regards for great health, ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

Danger: Taking a medication that is not prescribed for you is very dangerous. For safety sake please see your doctor. If you need any medication he/she will prescribe it for you. Please tell the doc the reason you took the medicine in the first place. The doc will help you w/appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance? (and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects (keeping you awake)

Will taking Adderall affect my Modafinil tolerance? (and vice versa?)Since both drugs have the same effects (keeping you awake)

Probably: Since both medications act in similar fashion, tolerance for one may mirror tolerance for the other. Your pharmacist can advise you best about your medications, however. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking both Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate)?

They are additive: Basically these are very similar drugs and the side effects of the combination are roughly the same as taking a higher dose of either one. ...Read more

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What the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

Similar: The effects are essentially the same. They increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. they improve the ability of people with ADHD to focus, improve attention, reduce distractibility. Both can increase heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) have the very same effects as adderall?

Does strattera (atomoxetine) have the very same effects as adderall?

Different system: Strattera (atomoxetine) is an antidepressant working mostly by increasing norepinephrine activity, while stimulants work (we think) through dopamine. When it works (40-45% of time vs 65% for stimulants), benefits are comparable, but side effects are quite different. Also, it must be taken daily and takes time to begin having an effect; but the effect then last all day. Sometimes, it is used with a stimulant. ...Read more

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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?

Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dosage? Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) 15 mg compared to Adderall 15. What's the differences between the effects?

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

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When I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) why does it take 3 hours for me to feel the effect and when I was on Adderall I felt the effects right away?

Different onset.: There is an extended release Adderall which works like vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Some adderrall are short-acting and you can feel the effects sooner. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a Zofran (ondansetron) after taking Adderall or are there adverse effects?

Most likely OK: It doesn't appear, from searching a database, that are any significant drug-drug interactions between those two medications. ...Read more

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I am taking Adderall XR for a month now from 10 mg and increasing to 30 mg. However I have been having too many side effects, will ritalin (methylphenidate) la help?

Possibly: It depends on what side effects you are noticing. The stimulant medications are very similar and there are some effects you can see in all, such as decreased appetite. There are genetic differences in the way individuals respond to meds, even if similar, and sometimes it takes a few tries to find the one that works the best for you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of amphetamines like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What are the effects of amphetamines like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Amphetamine: Amphetamines are generally quite well-tolerated in most patients. Therapeutic effects include improved attention and ability to focus. Adverse events can vary somewhat between children and adults. These can include nervousness, insomnia, , loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, and an increase in heart rate may occur. ...Read more

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What are side effects of not taking one's adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Usually none: Lack of effects (side, or therapeutic) is the norm. However, always follow your dr recommendations; do not start or stop meds without informing your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: In short, yes - do not stop this med on your own if you have been taking this for a short or long time - this is best tapered by discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any common side effects of simultaneously taking benedryl and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes: Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine, causes decreased brain function for as long as 24 hours after a dose as low as 25 mg. The impact is on sequential ordering, judgment, attention, working memory, and comprehension. These are exactly some of the areas that are impacted in someone with ad/hd. So using Benadryl will decrease the effectiveness of the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and increase ad/hd symptoms. ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

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