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Ephedrine For Adhd
Absolutely: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been studied and used clinically for treating adhd since the late 1980's. For many years, it was among the top two stimulants prescribed for adhd, the other being Concerta (a form of methylphenidate). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Geriatric depression: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be used at times for geriatric depression. Otherwise, its use is largely limited to adhd. The short-acting formulation also isn't used often because most people need to be functional for longer periods of time (at least 6-8 hours) and don't like to take medications multiple times through the day. ...Read more
Are there any OTC drugs like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD focusing issues?
Not really: Some people find that caffeine helps them, but there are no medications as potent as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants available over the counter. Lots of products advertised on the internet as "natural" treatments; nearly all contain various forms of stimulants. Better to know what you're taking and what the dose is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?
Benzos and ADHD: This is not a usual combination. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety medications and may cause sedation countering the effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If anxiety complicated your adhd or is contributed to by adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), considering an alternative to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should be discussed with your prescriber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, indeed.: Dr ashley's answer is excellent. I agree that many times, onset and duration of action are important. Also, make sure your weight hasn't changed considerably since you started on the dose you are on. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is also a very effective stimulant and is available in numerous doses and formulations with different pharmacokinetics. Trying something new isn't a bad idea. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Stimulant>Nonstim: In general, for adhd, stimulant treatment has been shown to have greater efficacy and work faster than nonstimulants. Nonstimulants are helpful, but take 4-6 weeks to kick in. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of stimulant medication, but there are many others. One would favor nonstimulant treatment if there is sensitivity to stimulants, tics, history of stimulant abuse (cocaine/methamphetamine), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of psychostimulant and has been around a long time. It herl;ps with concentration. Focusing, improving inattention, improving distractability and improvies finishing of work. Generallly it helps with studying--generally 1 aggent used works 75% of the time. ...Read more
Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
No, but most common: There are other conditions where Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants may be of help, including narcolepsy and as a booster for people who have depression that only partly responds to an antidepressant. For short-term use, people may find it helpful to stay up longer to study or to decrease appetite, but these effects typically wear off over time, which is when problems can begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can using Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD affect testosterone levels?
Sometimes.: Meds like Tenex (guanfacine) work like "addition by subtraction". By reducing "hyper"activity &subduing some impulsiveness, the patient has better self control &can essentially make informed, beneficial choices -rather than just react excessively to various stimuli. A much better form of Guanfacine is the newer Intuniv - its long, stable delivery of the same med causes less drowsiness & is much more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?
Extremely: All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors). ...Read more
Adderall vs Ritalin (methylphenidate): Some patients do not tolerate one but tolerates well the other without any uncomfortable side effect. Both are safe if used and followed up properly. If in adult, insure no cardiac problem before starting stimulants. ...Read more
Is there a medication equal to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for depression?
Comprehensive care: For best results, you need both a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other therapist, if the psychiatrist does not provide psychotherapy. Some do, and many do not. There are multiple forms of psychotherapy that will help support you. Managing your illnesses will not depend only on the medications. Attend carefully to your sleep/wake routines, and eat balanced, healthy, non-processed foods. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.
Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazadone can be added (low antichiolinergic profile) it has some anxiolyt. I suggest making only one change at a time if possible. Buspar (buspirone) can be tried but BP has to be watched. I'm assuming the diagnosis of narcolepsy and add have been carefully worked up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer