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Immediate Effects Of Amphetamines
A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more
Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add? Adverse effects?
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
Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. You can be quite sleepy if you abruptly stop ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more
Side effects vary: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is prescribed for ADD or ADHD. Some students use it to pull "all-nighters" to study for exams. Long-term use is associated with: sleep disturbances, weight loss, anorexia, anxiety or irritability, and nausea. Other effects include palpitations, BP changes, and sexual dysfunction. This medication can create dependency (poss. addiction). Do NOT suddenly stop taking this drug, ask Dr!! ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Some people will note physical side effects such as decreased appetite, stomach complaints, or headaches. There may be decreased sleep, and occasionally changes in heart rate or blood pressure. There may also be emotional side effects including feelings of jitteriness, anxiety, moodiness, or irritability. In addition, some people may develop involuntary muscle twitches called tics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant with brain underarousal. Benedryl is a potentially sedating medication. therefore, benedryl may interfere with the action of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What kind of cardiovascular effects occur from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) along with beta-blockers?
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
What are some long term side effects from using adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Efffects of Adderal: Insomnia, headaches, irritability, exacerbation of tics, nervousness, overstimulation, dizziness. Anorexia, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, wt. loss. Sexual dysfunction long term (impotence, libido). Life threatening effects: psychotic episodes, seizures, tachycardia, HPT, palpitations. Hypomania, mania, suicidal ideation, CVS effects. Sudden death w/preexiting CVS structural abn. ...Read more
Similar: Both stimulants can cause headache, stomach ache, agitation, insomnia and appetite suppression, in about 20% of patients.The effectiveness of the two in managing symptoms of adhd is also about the same, 70-80%. Each person who takes these medications has an individual response. Work with your doctor to find the right medication and dose for you. ...Read more
Does crushing the beads of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and consuming cause an immediate effect?
Why?: You would get the best answer about this from a pharmacist. I would have some concerns that crushing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR would cause inconsistency with the effectiveness of the medicine. I think the bigger question would be why you would want to do this. If you are experiencing a need for a more immediate effect you can take regular Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which would remove the need to try to manipulate the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr. ...Read more