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Periactin Appetite Stimulant Children
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) really destroyed my appetite, so i'm wondering if ar/modafinil (nu/provigil) also suppresses appetite?
Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?
My son w/ADHD can't tolerate Vyvanse or Concerta (irritability/rages) or Clonidine (extreme fatigue). What to try next? Straterra? Intuiv? Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?
Testing for meds: A small percentage of patients with ADHD will be non-stimulant responders but I question the diagnosis when I see an atypical response to stimulants. Ask your MD about a MilleniumPGT saliva test to evaluate your child's genetic responses to a variety of psych meds to help narrow down the next choice. http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/Parents-Caregivers-of-Children-with-ADHD/Evaluation-and-Treatment/ADHD-Medications-An-Overview.aspx ...Read more
What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?
Side effects : It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..
Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more
Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether. ...Read more
Focus and Alertness: The stimulant medicines primarily work by increasing focus and attention span. This allows people to make better decisions about what needs to be done and what can be left alone. The result is decreased hyperactivity and a better use of activity level. Also, these medicines help to activate parts of the brain that promote alertness and awareness, which helps increase better judgement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.
Everyone's different: If there was one perfect antidepressant for everybody, there would only need to be one on the market. The fact that there are many different ones means that everyone is different. It may take a while to find just the right medicine for you. Hang in there. It will be worth the wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of, but no.: Both Adderall and strattera (atomoxetine) have been shown to be highly effective in treating signs and symptoms of adhd, but they are quite different medications working through different systems in the brain. Both improve attention, reduce distractivility, decrease hyperactivity, & diminish impulsivity. Ses are quite different, as is duration of action and speed of effect. Sometimes, they're used together. ...Read more
Can taking risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in an 11 year old?
Unless he overdosed,: it's very rare for either to lower the seizure threshold. Genetic or other medical causes of atypical brain development in kids with Autism or mood disorder requiring Risperdal , especially with other disorders - ADHD, Intellectual Disability, LD, CP , etc., - ^ seizure risk. Evaluations by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & a child neuropsychologist will help search for the cause. ...Read more
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
Yes. Anti-: depressants, even atypical ones, have side effect profiles that include these two symptoms. Other problem s.e.'s are sleeplessness, agitation, headaches, irritability, restlessness, even psychosis, if lest unattended. Consult with your prescribing MD to eliminate other causes. ...Read more
It can: All amphetamines can cause weight loss, really depends on one's metabolism. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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