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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trouble sleeping on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Is it normal to have trouble sleeping on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Insomnia on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Yes. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant. So if taken later in the day, it could certainly lead to insomnia. ...Read more

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Can you take Tizanidine about 8 hours after adderall? Was prescribed both separately, and i am having trouble sleeping

Can you take Tizanidine about 8 hours after adderall? Was prescribed both separately, and i am having trouble sleeping

There's no reason: why not. Suggest you take the adderall first thing in the morning and the Tizanidine at night! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm a Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usr and have trouble sleeping to help sleep i take 3.75-5 mg of vicodin. I usually do this twice a week, maybe less. How bad is this?

I'm a Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usr and have trouble sleeping  to help sleep i take 3.75-5 mg of vicodin. I usually do this twice a week, maybe less. How bad is this?

Real dangerous: You are setting yourself up for addiction (loss of control over drug use). Talk to the doctor who prescribes the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) about your sleep problems. Adjusting the way you take it may solve the problem, or another safer agent can be used yo help you sleep. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping and a doctor prescribed me to take 2 10mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I'm asleep by ppm now. How does this work?

I have trouble sleeping and a doctor prescribed me to take 2 10mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I'm asleep by ppm now. How does this work?

Good question : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant and usually keeps people awake. Stimulants are often used to treat narcolepsy in adults (a condition in which people often fall asleep). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is also used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. In children, the stimulants can cause sedation. It is possible for this medication to cause you to get drowsy and to sleep. ...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?

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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Hello should I go to the ER with a blood pressure of 155/100? I have been taking Adderall for about 2 years now and am prescribed 50 mg/ day. I sometimes take too much and have trouble sleeping. I have been experiencing numbness in my feet and hands as we

Hello should I go to the ER with a blood pressure of 155/100? I have been taking Adderall for about 2 years now and am prescribed 50 mg/ day. I sometimes take too much and have trouble sleeping. I have been experiencing numbness in my feet and hands as we

Hypertension : You should create a grid and record your blood pressure daily, morning and evenings, for at least 3 weeks, and then take that data to your physician for evaluation of next steps, depending on the mathematical analysis. The pressure you mention is not likely a cause of emergent concern, but it should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil with 2 mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep about 7 hours after taking my last 30 mg dose of Adderall IR? I am only prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) not Adderall.

Not recommended: Nyquil is risky w/ both the other drugs. Risks high BP w/ Adderall and can cause confusion, dizziness, etc w/ Xanax (alprazolam). W/o a Rx, you ought not take Adderall anyway. These are serious drugs, be careful. Your body is a valuable possession, take care of it! Be well! ...Read more

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Adderall and Ambien (zolpidem) making me cranky and i can't sleep. Help?

Adderall and Ambien (zolpidem) making me cranky and i can't sleep. Help?

Combination: Adderall can cause insomnia and if there are other medication conditions causing insomnia or sleep deprivation, when taking Ambien (zolpidem) it may lead to not sleeping and feeling "drugged." an evaluation by a psychiatrist or a sleep medicine doctor may be beneficial. ...Read more

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I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

Full Day Dosing: You will be better off if your prescriber gives you full-day dosing for your ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR lasts no longer than 12-hours and if an adult does not have a late afternoon dose of this or similar meds, they often experience a kick-back effect and have a disturbance of sleep. The late afternoon dose of short acting stimulant should drop off just before bedtime and you will sleep like a rock. ...Read more

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