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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cure the hyperactive symptoms of adhd?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cure the hyperactive symptoms of adhd?

Management: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and methylphenidate can help to manage the hyperactivity that can coexist with ADD. They do not cure the hyperactivity but do help to normalize behavior while the medication is taken and is active. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


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Effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add and hyperactivity the same time?

Effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add and hyperactivity the same time?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effective: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is very effective in treating both the hyperactive and inattentive symptoms of adhd. It usually has a calming and a focusing effect. The crucial thing is to work with the doctor to adjust the dose carefully to get both the best effect and to minimize any side effects. One dose does not fit all, and you have to pay attention to when you take it, when it wears off, relation to meals, the e. ...Read more

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Can stimulant drugs such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall help depression and anxiety?

Can stimulant drugs such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall help depression and anxiety?

No: No, I would not rely on stimulant medications for attention problems to treat depression and these meds can potentially make depression and anxiety worse. ...Read more

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What is the consensus between combining benzodiazepines with Dexedrine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in resistant bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety and ADHD?

What is the consensus between combining benzodiazepines with Dexedrine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in resistant bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety and ADHD?

Tough question: There is no consensus that I am aware of on this issue. Patients are individuals and each case should be taken on a case by case basis. Issues to consider include prior responses to medication, substance use issues, family history, current sxs, past sxs, suicidal behavior, past psychiatric hospitalizations, etc, etc.... ...Read more

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Can taking risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in an 11 year old?

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

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) actually be helpful in treating adult ADHD symptoms?

Absolutely: Although research lags behind that in children, the available evidence suggests that adults with adhd show response patters and side effects quite similar to those seen in younger patients. If you are worried about taking a stimulant, there are nonstimulant alternatives that also work well such as atomoxetine and guanfacine. ...Read more

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Is robtussin and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) safe ? I drank 1/10 of the bottle with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe: Why did you drink 1/10 of the bottle. Please address your tendency to abuse cough medicine with a physician/psychologist. We are here for you. Are you trying to sabotage your treatment? Has something upset you? If so what? Create a coping plan rather than abuse chemicals to cope. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)= how does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect the brain of those diagnosed with ADHD vs. Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) recreationally?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)= how does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect the brain of those diagnosed with ADHD vs. Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) recreationally?

Paradoxical response: Adderall slow down people with adhd but ppl without adhd feel "high" & "speedy" with it. Adderall regular (short-acting) is not fda approved for adult adhd. Only long-acting stimulants are approved to treat adult adhd in addition to strattera (atomoxetine) which is not a stimulant. Adult adhd can b successfully treated by therapy only. Meds r optional & need 2 b carefully prescribed w/ regular medical check up. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No, but most common: There are other conditions where Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants may be of help, including narcolepsy and as a booster for people who have depression that only partly responds to an antidepressant. For short-term use, people may find it helpful to stay up longer to study or to decrease appetite, but these effects typically wear off over time, which is when problems can begin. ...Read more

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How often is hyperthyroidism diagnosed as ADHD and could the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR be making hyperthyroidism worse?

ADD and Thyroid: If there is a history of thyroid disease, thyroid levels should be obtained on and off adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Thyroid panels are routinely ordered before initiation of psychiatric medicines so that the thyroid itself is ruled out as a cause. ...Read more

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What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?

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 more

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Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause crankiness and hyperactivity?

Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause crankiness and hyperactivity?

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

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause cravings for caffeine, sugar and excessive shopping?

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause cravings for caffeine, sugar and excessive shopping?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Stimulants can elevate Dopamine and cause such behaviors, especially in predisposed individuals such as ones with mood disorders or impulse control problems. ...Read more

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Are concerta and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the same as cocaine?

No: All 3 are stimulants. All 3 will increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrine. Cocaine is extremely addicting, while Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Concerta, when taken as prescribed are not. ...Read more

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Can using Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD affect testosterone levels?

Can using Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD affect testosterone levels?

No: No but it can cause erection problems. I'm seeing a lot more young guys in my practice with ED with no other risk factors. It is a stimulant that causes constriction of blood vessels. This works against the blood vessel relaxation needed for an erection. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC drugs like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD focusing issues?

Not really: Some people find that caffeine helps them, but there are no medications as potent as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants available over the counter. Lots of products advertised on the internet as "natural" treatments; nearly all contain various forms of stimulants. Better to know what you're taking and what the dose is. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or nonstimulant better in general for add?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or nonstimulant better in general for add?

Stimulant>Nonstim: In general, for adhd, stimulant treatment has been shown to have greater efficacy and work faster than nonstimulants. Nonstimulants are helpful, but take 4-6 weeks to kick in. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of stimulant medication, but there are many others. One would favor nonstimulant treatment if there is sensitivity to stimulants, tics, history of stimulant abuse (cocaine/methamphetamine), etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more