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Possibly: Phentermine is a stimulant medications to help with appetite, it can alter mood, and for some people that could be addicting. Signs that it is being abused would be taking more than prescribed, using it for unintented purposes, causing impairment with relationships, work etc. Some people may be on Phentermine for a relitively long period of time for obesity, that alone may not be addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one(s) are OK and safe! When you have settled this go to your pharmacy and see what the total costs of these meds would be. Very few people need all of the above without a very clear medical indication. ...Read more
No: Not in the same sense as you would think of street drugs or some prescription pain medicines. However, it *is* possible to develop a kind of chemical dependence on it, such that suddenly stopping it might provoke symptoms of withdrawal or a relapse into depression. While not all professionals agree, one way of avoiding that that some take is a slow dose taper during drug discontinuation. ...Read more
No; category C: Adderall is listed in the monthly prescribing reference as category C, so the drug is not recommended for pregnant women unless the benefits outweigh the possible risks. Strattera, Ritalin LA, Concerta, and Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) are also listed as category C. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: ...there is a price--talk to your doctor about risks & side effects! Also, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting a weight loss medicine--e.g. about 5-10% of the starting weight is the average weight loss most patients on these drugs will achieve. Finally, once the drug is stopped, gradual weight gain is statistically likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Methylphenidate is a common medicine used for the treatment of add and adhd. Used appropriately and under the watchful eye of a physician, the medication is very effective. However, this medication, like many others in its class, can be addictive if not used appropriately. The addiction is both physiologic and psychologic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...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
Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?
Possibly : If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more