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I'm taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 3 times today how can I increase my dosage because I feel it's not enough for me?

I'm taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 3 times today how can I increase my dosage because I feel it's not enough for me?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): That depends on what your current dosage is. Your prescribing doc. Is the best to inquire from. ...Read more

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On Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg 4 about a month. It is trying to work, but I don't feel too big of a difference in results. Afraid to ask dr for dosage increase?

On Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg 4 about a month. It is trying to work, but I don't feel too big of a difference in results. Afraid to ask dr for dosage increase?

Well don't: Don't ask for a dosage increase, just be honest and tell your doctor what is going on and what you are experiencing. Let your doctor decide whether to increase the dose or change the medicine. Just be honest and up front. ...Read more

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I've built up tolerance to my prescribed 60mg daily of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and I'm a little worried. Should I ask the doc to increase or continue w/ this dose?

I've built up tolerance to my prescribed 60mg daily of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and I'm a little worried. Should I ask the doc to increase or continue w/ this dose?

Already above max: It is not unusually higher, but your 60mg is already more than the recommended 40mg/day for adults. Paradoxically, iIt's possible that you could even do better on a lower dose. Read this and ask your provider (psychiatrist, I hope): http://www. Healthboards. Com/boards/4025373-post4.html
Please do not just ask a PCP to increase over recommended doses. It's not fair to either of you. Best! ...Read more

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Started adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for narcolepsy. Xr in morning then ir 3x per day. Worked for 2 days stopped. Increased dose=50mg. Worked for a week then stopped. Why?

Tachyphylaxis: You need to educate yourself about the characteristics and behavior of amphetamines. What you're experiencing is common and you need to be informed about it. Taking stimulants is not like popping an ibuprofen for a strain. Especially as your condition is permanent and can't be cured, only treated. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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I have been on 2 30mg of Adderall for roughly 2months now and it doesn't seem to work anymore. What's the max mg dosage that can be taken?

Scary: Developing tolerance. Discuss with treating physician, maximum dose may not work and increases risk for adverse effects ...Read more

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I've been taking 150-225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20-30mg of Adderall for years. Any pros/cons with the right dosages? Complications?

Psychottopics: These meds can be taken together if they are managing your symptoms. There is slight risk of increase of bp. So I recommend checking your BP from time to time. ...Read more

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Currently on Generic B 973 20 Adderall (Tev) 20mg 2x a day. 2nd full day on it and I have a bad headache and I feel it (Adderall) wears off quick. Could it be the dosage is too low? Or is this the right dosage for me just starting out on it? Thanks.

Currently on Generic B 973 20 Adderall (Tev) 20mg 2x a day. 2nd full day on it and I have a bad headache and I feel it (Adderall) wears off quick. Could it be the dosage is too low? Or is this the right dosage for me just starting out on it? Thanks.

With a bad headache: it may be too high. If you have headaches on a 10 or 15 mg/dose that last > 3-4 days, you may need to switch to a Methylphenidate product. Strength of generic meds can vary, Regular Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usually lasts 4-6 hrs. Take the 2nd dose ~ 1 hr. Before the 1st dose wears off. You may need Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for 12 hr. Coverage once you determine your total daily dose. See CHADD. Org. ...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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If my coffee intake has been increasing could that mean the effectiveness of my current dosage of adderall is decreasing?

Trimethyl xanthine: It could be the other way around as well. Caffeine can undermine the benefits of the stimulant and contribute to side effects that would not occur with the Adderall alone. Cut back on the caffeine and if concentration improves, that is the answer. If not, contact your prescriber and look to increase dose, switch meds, or introduce neurofeedback. Getting less sleep or an alternate generic? ...Read more

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What dosage do I get for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Dosing: If your physician believes this would be an appropriate medication for you, normally you start with a low dose. The dose is titrated upward depending on the effectiveness & the side effects. Is there is no one-sized fits all dosing for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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My adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg doesn't work anymore and I have a big test tomorrow. Is it ok to take 2 pills to equal 20mg, the dosage I need?

Need approval from: You doc, who should be informed that this dose is no longer effective--particularly important for your next refill! Assuming that you are not a dwarf, your pcp may give you the ok, as adults with ADD or ADHD may need more than the initial dose, which commonly may lose effectiveness. Higher limits are 30 mg twice a day, although most adults respond to 20 mg bid long term. ...Read more

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Is 60 mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr a reasonable adult dosage when your day starts at 7 am and doesn't end til 10 or 11 pm? I have been diagnosed!!!

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose: Diagnosed with what? ADD? Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should target distractibility and poor concentration, ie, mental tasks, not to energize you to work long hours. This medication is easy to misuse if not medically supervised. 60 mg is a good dose but should not 'keep you revved up' for 15 hr. Discuss your concern with prescribing doctor to be sure your dose is appropriate. See: http://www. Healthline. Com/health/adhd/adderall-effects-on-body I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I bring my bp down from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will exercise help? I haven't exercised in over 10 years... or lowering my dosage from 15mg to 10mg?

How can I bring my bp down from taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Will exercise help? I haven't exercised in over 10 years... or lowering my dosage from 15mg to 10mg?

Bp on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) stimulates adrenalin which can raise your pulse and BP. You can take a beta blocker like atenolol which blocks adrenalin but doesn't get into the brain so it would reduce the BP effect without reducing the cognitive benefits. Exercise is the best thing you can do for your general health both mental and physical and can reduce your need for meds but will probably raise your BP and pulse. ...Read more

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My step daughter, 9, is going to start the smallest dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes next week. What do I need to look out for? I'm EXTREMELY worried.

New stimulant Rx: Starting a new medication in your child can be very. Disconcerting, but hopefully her doctor will be following her closely, and she will enjoy the benefit of improved performance, mood and social interactions. Notify her doctor if you notice extreme mood changes, sleep problems, or weight loss. Headaches, belly pain and nausea are usually only temporary side effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and I feel like its not working I'm tired and not focused or motivated do I need to up the dosage on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Maybe not ADD: Poor concentration and focus can be related to many problems including: a sleep disorder eg apnea, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety or other physical condition eg thyroid, infection, autoimmune. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might help temporary basis but will poop out quickly with these other conditions. Stimulants don't make good antidepressants for this reason. I suggest an eval for these other problems. ...Read more

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I'm not sure whether or not I'm pregnant or if I feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

I'm not sure whether or not I'm pregnant or if I feel ill because of a recent upped dosage of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which one?

Unrelated issues: Please check with your general practitioner and psychiatrist, because all those are unrelated issues. You may need a physical exam, a pregnancy test, or adjustment of your medications asap. ...Read more

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Please advise me. What do I tell the doctor to convince him to up my dosage of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Discuss: Keep open communication with your doctor. Be honest and up front. The doctor will not prescribe you more medication then is needed. Just be honest discuss what you want and why. Sometimes more of a medication is not always better and can in fact be detrimental. ...Read more

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When I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) even in higher dosages it makes me very sleepy? Is this normal or am I having a paradoxical reaction.

When I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) even in higher dosages it makes me very sleepy? Is this normal or am I having a paradoxical reaction.

Paradoxical: This is a paradoxical response if it is a actually making you sleepy. See your doc and try a different med. If it persists then it may be an underlying sleep disorder. Sleep consultation would then be appropriate. ...Read more

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I take a low dosage atenolol (for svt) daily as well as adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it safe to take adderral before the gym with a lot of cardio workouts?

I take a low dosage atenolol (for svt) daily as well as adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it safe to take adderral before the gym with a lot of cardio workouts?

Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant that might affect your pulse as it is feasible in might increase your heart rate. In my experience, you might take the immediate release and not the XR, and this might allow you to stop this medication on days you need to exercise and resume treament when you go back to work or school. Holidays with this medication will not affect long term results. ...Read more

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What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

What is the average dosage of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given to an eight year old child?

No "average" dose: The dose is the dose that works with the least amount of side effects. I have some 8 year olds on 5mg a day, and some as high as 30mg a day. This is a medicine where it is very important to monitor the response and adjust the dose, individualizing the dose for each patient based on response, metabolism and side effects. No two people are the same, so thee is no average dose. ...Read more

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Can body wt affect Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir dosage and if so how much should 240 lb adult take?

Can body wt affect Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir dosage and if so how much should 240 lb adult take?

Yes: I think there's definitely a weight to dose dependent guideline. However I normally don't prescribe this medicine due to habit forming behaviors. I would recommend a good visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl tyrosine with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to help with meds instead of increasing the dosage?

Not really: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a fda approved prescription medication that is tightly controlled is a stimulant. And nam is a dietary supplement that has is not sufficiently regulated. Both are stimulatory and I really could not recommend taking them both together. ...Read more

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