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

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

Possibly: Stimulants/amphetamines like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can have many different side-effects. These include manic behaviors and increases in goal- directed behaviors. I wonder whether the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is causing a "buzz, " and the person is trying to accentuate those pleasurable feeling, with more pleasure seeking behaviors and actions? All theoretically increase Dopamine levels in the brain. It doesn't seem healthy. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a ...Read more


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Does caffeine and ritalin (methylphenidate) go well together?

Additive Effects: Ritalin (generic methylphenidate) and caffeine are both psychostimulants. Ritalin is indicated in the treatment of attention deficit disorder. Caffeine is often consumed to enhance mental clarity and to combat sleepiness. Both have similar side effects including potential for insomnia and heightened anxiety. Since it is difficult to accurately dose caffeine, using both is discouraged. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and Hydroxycut Gummies? The Gummies are non stimulant and caffeine free.

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Is it ok to take 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and Hydroxycut Gummies? The Gummies are non stimulant and caffeine free.

Adderall/Hydroxycut: The concern would be Caffeine content, but if you say it is caffeine free, you might want to consult your doctor first. ...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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Are concerta and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the same as cocaine?

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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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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Can you take dl-phenylalanine and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes: Taking them together should not pose any problem .There is some similarity in what they address. The adderal effects the brain chemistry more directly with the target of improving focus, impulse control. The phenylalanine should decrease craving looking at. Targeting the building blocks of brain chemistry. ...Read more

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Can u take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and than diazepam?

Not a great idea: It would require unusual, if not exceptional, circumstances for these two meds to be prescribed in conjunction with one another. They do not have precisely opposite effects on the brain but close enough so that their combination is generally not a good idea. Check with your prescriber. Sometimes street versions are used as uppers and downers. This, for certain, you should avoid. ...Read more

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Are there and diet/energy supplements similiar to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Are there and diet/energy supplements similiar to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a pharmaceutical grade stimulant. Nothing over the counter will be nearly as strong or specific to the neuroreceptors as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Can I mix Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and nyquil?

Yes, but....: There is no listed drug interaction between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and nyquil so it is ok to take the two together. However, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is usually taken in the morning (to minimize insomnia) and nyquil is usually taken at night (because it can be sedating.) these are two opposite effects and should be avoided for that reason. Also, there is a drug interaction with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and dayquil (increased stimulation). ...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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Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing so shorter-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is preferred. Others like once-a-day dosing to carry through the workday. Some ppl metabolize extended-release meds faster ; find they don't last the 12 hours promised. You'll have to try ; see which works better for you. ...Read more

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Can you take cylert and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Can you take cylert and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I wouldn't: Cylert has been associated with liver toxicity and i don't prescribe it. A better combination could be Adderall and strattera (atomoxetine). You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Safe limit for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

30-40 mg: In general 30-40 mg per day is the recommended limit, but doctors may recommend high doses based on their clinical judgement and the patient's needs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and a preworkout supplement with caffiene and beta alanine in it?

Perhaps (or not): If you are on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) daily and have not had any problems you can try the supplement and the most likely side effect will be fast pulse/ increased blood pressure/ feeling of racing/anxiety - if you get no change or other side effects then you can likely tolerate the combination. With any side effects stop the supplement ...Read more

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Does caffeine and ritalin (methylphenidate) go well together?

Additive Effects: Ritalin (generic methylphenidate) and caffeine are both psychostimulants. Ritalin is indicated in the treatment of attention deficit disorder. Caffeine is often consumed to enhance mental clarity and to combat sleepiness. Both have similar side effects including potential for insomnia and heightened anxiety. Since it is difficult to accurately dose caffeine, using both is discouraged. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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