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Is there any possible allergic reaction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Is there any possible allergic reaction to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes: Every medication has both risks and benefits. A risk for nearly all medications including Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an allergic reaction. The reactions are unpredictable and infrequent. Reactions that have noted with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) include: hives, rash and trouble breathing. There are many other potential side effects. ...Read more

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My son was in the ER last night for a reaction to his Adderall after they give him Xanax (alprazolam) about 1130 last night he is seen things?

My son was in the ER last night for a reaction to his Adderall after they give him Xanax (alprazolam) about 1130 last night he is seen things?

Ur 7 y/o son: Is very young 2 take 3 powerful psychotropic medications: xanax, (alprazolam) Adderall & trazodone. Hallucinations may happen in a child whose brain is in development when taking 2 many psych meds. Ur son's psych meds regimen needs 2 b reviewed. Get an other child psychiatrist if his current doc is not doing it. B proactive for ur son 2 b helped the right way. Best wishes 2 u & ur son. ...Read more

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I'm switching from 54 mg cocerta to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 30 mg. Should I expect any reaction?

I'm switching from 54 mg cocerta to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 30 mg. Should I expect any reaction?

Hard to know: Those are rough equivalent doses, but people respond differently to the two classes of stimulants (conerta is methylphenidate; Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine). It's not that one is better than the other, just that they are different. The act of switching should not cause a problem, but you may find that side effects and benefit are different--could be better or worse. ...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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Yrs ago psych md started me on 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then 30 mg 2 weeks later. Wasn't this too high to start? Bled frm anus as result of reaction to med.

Yrs ago psych md started me on 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then 30 mg 2 weeks later. Wasn't this too high to start? Bled frm anus as result of reaction to med.

No: While individual reactions to medications vary this is not an unusual starting dose. I'm sorry you had such a scary side effect. Rare but does happen with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Was prescribed ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) by PA for broken tooth. I take Adderall XR. Pharmacist said there's a "major reaction" w/these. How long should I wait after taking adderall? I took it yesterday midday for work.

Was prescribed ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) by PA for broken tooth. I take Adderall XR. Pharmacist said there's a "major reaction" w/these. How long should I wait after taking adderall? I took it yesterday midday for work.

6 hours: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. The half life is only 4-6 hours. Adderall is working by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. 6 hours is a safe margin. If concerned ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old son was just put on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15mg. Very dilated pupils and tingly feeling in head. Is this maybe a reaction from too high of a dose?

My 7 yr old son was just put on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15mg. Very dilated pupils and tingly feeling in head. Is this maybe a reaction from too high of a dose?

First dose?: I'm not so concerned about the pupils, but if this is how first day to days of medicine I would keep dosing and see how he does over the next day or two. How is he acting at home? What reports do his teachers have? How is he eating? It's hard to say much about the dose without knowing your child's weight, but this dose for his age could be ok. Followup with your doc who prescribed soon! ...Read more

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Dull pain in upper right chest could this be a result of stopping pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or taking my adderall? Should I be concerned?

Dull pain in upper right chest could this be a result of stopping pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or taking my adderall? Should I be concerned?

Chest pain: Please get an exam right away. Stopping [ristiq unlikely cause. Over use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be a culprit. Bottom line: need a thorough exam to rule out cardiac. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and concerta when both are causing me to have bad reactions to them?

Depends: It depends on the side effects that you have. There are many other options, including the use of short-acting stimulants. Adderall and Concerta are long-acting forms of amphetamine salts and methylphenidate. Sometimes, side effects are less if the shorter acting medications, like Ritalin or Dexedrine are used. While strattera (atomoxetine) is another option, studies have shown it does not work as well. ...Read more

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My bro mixes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 40mg & lortab 7.5mg. I'm scared about how that combo may hurt his health. What reactions can it cause him to experience? :/

Depends: Lortab has a sedative effect while Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has an excitarory effect. In addition, the medical literature indicates that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) potentates the effects of lortab. If one physician has prescribed both medications he/she may have a reason for mixing the two. In any case, all of your brother's physicians should know all of the medications he is taking. ...Read more

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Which ADHD medication (e.G., ritalin, (methylphenidate) adderall, stattera, etc.) is least likely to result in interactions when combined with an ssri such as prozac?

PRACTICAL: As I recall patients with ssri's and stimulants at the same time, I don't recall seeing significant difficulties. Might be possible, but not probable in my experience. ...Read more

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Mother with MS in state of scary psychosis result of combining and abusing Adderall and Oxycodone?

Mother with MS in state of scary psychosis result of combining and abusing Adderall and Oxycodone?

Psychosis: Yes could be medication related especially if she was taking more than she was told to take. However there could be other reasons. Infection for one or it could be related to the MS. She needs to be seen now. I would have an ambulance take her to the Emergency Department for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am recovering from Lyme disease with 7th CN palsy as a result. I am prescribed 15mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) QD for ADHD. Is it contraindicated with my condition?

Should be ok: You should be able to safely take your prescribed medication with your condition, but as always, make sure your prescribing physician is aware of all health conditions you have. ...Read more

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Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?

Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic. ...Read more

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Is Adderall expensive?

Adderall costs: Adderall is a brand name. Always costs more than generic. Discuss with prescribing doc if the generic is an option for you. Shop around. Pharmacies vary re how much they charge for the same med. Check if your insurance covers Adderall. Also look for pharmacy discount coupons online. Hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Any adderall/riatlin alternatives out there?

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Stimulants: Several, such as Vyvanse, Metadate, Focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) Concerta, Strattera, Intuniv, Tenex, etc. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get work done on non-adderall days?

Non Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Days: I assume you are calling those days you are not taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I don't see why that happens. All medications for add/adhd should be administered every day including weekends and holidays, to prevent falls in the level of the medicine during those days off. If you work with a psychiatrist, you must have 30 days supply of your medications, and also practice behavioral exercises to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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When is Adderall most effective? Fasted or a non-fasted state?

Fasting irrelevant: Adderall has a direct effect on the central nervous system, not completely understood. It is a stimulant, like caffeine, but has a particular effect on the symptoms of ADHD of all types, including hyperactivity and/or attention deficit. Its effect is independent of mealtimes. ...Read more

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What happens if I take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

What happens if I take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If extended-release, u lose efficacy.

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What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall (if you are prescribed)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not wise, since that someone else person will have to explain to his/her doctor the shortage in their prescription supply. ...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 on Adderall 20mg XR for a week. The last two days it didn't feel as effective. Has my body already built up a tolerance to it that quickly?

I've been on Adderall 20mg XR for a week. The last two days it didn't feel as effective. Has my body already built up a tolerance to it that quickly?

Not necessarily: I find that sometimes when titrating up a patient's dose on a stimulant, they may intially have a more robust response when the dose is first increasd, and then it may drop a little. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Drug interaction: According to my sources, there are no interactions between theses two medications. Therefore, as long as they both are prescribed for you, they can be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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