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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

Disability, a neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more


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Hi, I find it really hard to concentrate at school. I have dyslexia and not being able to concentrate is hard. I wanted information on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

Hi, I find it really hard to concentrate at school. I have dyslexia and not being able to concentrate is hard. I wanted information on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).

For ADHD: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine which is prescribed for symptoms of ADHD. It increased brain Dopamine (necessary for focused attention) and nor epinephrin (alerting). It may help you focus and attend. It is not likely to improve your dyslexia. ...Read more

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I have a question about adult dyslexia. Do any employers test you for this before hiring?

I have a question about adult dyslexia. Do any employers test you for this before hiring?

No: It is not routine practice to test for dyslexia before hiring. Hopefully if you have it you have had learned how to compensate. I am not aware of any company that tests before hiring. ...Read more

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I have a question , if I took my Zoloft (sertraline) and then I took Adderall is it safe?

Probably safe.: The are commonly prescribed together and they do not interact adversely. The only hesitation might be if someone has a bipolar tendency, in which case there could be a problem -- but this would not be the rule, and the treating psychiatrist would be in a best position to judge. ...Read more

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Asked question about Tardive Dyskinesia & Adderall/Ritalin. How would those meds cause TD? Now i'm really afraid to take my medication. Help?

Tardive Dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is a parkinson's-like movement disorder usually caused by neuroleptics but has been reported to be caused by over 50 meds including prolonged use of adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) as well as caffein. TD results from an excessive amount of the brain chemical Dopamine or excessively sensitive receptors for Dopamine. All meds have risks. Take meds that help more than they can potential hurt ...Read more

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Is 90 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a fatal amount for a 215 lbs adult male with a medium-high tolerance? (Not taking this amount, was just asked this question)

Is 90 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a fatal amount for a 215 lbs adult male with a medium-high tolerance? (Not taking this amount, was just asked this question)

Depends on person.: According to FDA "Individual patient response to amphetamines varies widely. While toxic symptoms occasionally occur as an idiosyncrasy at doses as low as 2 mg, they are rare with doses of less than 15 mg; 30 mg can produce severe reactions, yet doses of 400 to 500 mg are not necessarily fatal." Safest thing to do is follow your doctor's prescription for you, and don't experiment. ...Read more

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I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which will show up amphetamines but my question is how I failed for methamphetamine because I don't take anything that contains it. ?

Cross reactivity: The screening tests on urine drug testing often shows false positives due to cross reactivity. This means your medicine reacted as if it were another substance because of a chemical reaction. When the sample is tested by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, the results will show the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and not methamphetamine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I noticed on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that I sweat a strange, chemical and almost fruit smelling odor. A search of the internet provided many people with the same question but no definitive answer?

Drug effect: Almost all adult males have increased perspiration with stimulants, particularly amphetamines. This is typical sympathomemetic dose related effect. How sweat itself smells is a result of individual chemistry & diet. Sweet smelling perspiration suggests an abundance of Amino Acids in diet. Dry mouth accompanies sweating, so drinking excessive amounts of diet drinks increases phenylalanine loads. ...Read more

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Hi, what (roughly) dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is equal to 80mg of methylphenidate? I asked a similar question, but the doc's answer was cut off. Thanks a lot.

Hi, what (roughly) dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is equal to 80mg of methylphenidate? I asked a similar question, but the doc's answer was cut off. Thanks a lot.

Impossible to say: They are two different medications acting by different mechanisms of action such that no one has ever been able to come up with the equivalency table. One must try various doses of these agents to find the correct dose for any given individual. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

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