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Spleen Enlargment Caused By Adderall
Evaluation: You would need to see a physician or specifically a psychiatrist. These medications are prescribed for add/ adhd. The provider would determine which medication would be the most appropriate for you. Take care. ...Read more
Temporary: Adderall is cleared quickly by the body and the vasoconstriction would resolve after clearance. Continued administration of the medication will likely result in the body adjusting so that the affect will not continue to occur. If it does then an alternative medication must be considered. Best regards. ...Read more
Can Adderall really cause sudden death as some studies suggest? If so, how likely is this to happen in a healthy individual taking it as prescribed?
No cause shown: In the U.S. between 1999 & 2003 12 children taking adderall had sudden cardiac deaths. 5 had pre-existing heart defects & the other 7 had unusual situations which may have contributed to their deaths (such as exercising in 110 degree weather). No causative effect was shown. During that same time period > 37 million Adderall prescriptions were written. ...Read more
That depends on many: Factors, including age, body size and the presence or absence of other health issues. There have been reported deaths in children with doses as low as 2 mg, but the ld50 is in the range of 1.5 mg/kg or so. In a 70 kg person, this would be about 120 mg as a dose that would be toxic to half of those who ingested it. People with underlying heart and blood vessel diseases may be more sensitive. ...Read more
I've had severe heartburn reflux since beginning Adderall 9 months ago. It is very painful. Otc products don't help. What caused Adderall to do this?
A side effect: Among a host of other side effects known to be caused by the drug, you don't want to stop the medicine on your own, kindly see your doctor for assessment, possible referral to a gastroenterologist, as you may have another problem. Your doctor may recommend a different medicine other than adderall to help manage your symptoms, so you definitely need help, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR + Adderall ir. Would that cause vomiting? Or could it be not eating enough with the effexor (venlafaxine)?
Combo of meds: Usually this combination does not cause vomiting. Check whether the vomiting occurred on the first prescribed medication, and if it started right after adding the second. You can try stopping the first medication as see if the second medication alone causes vomiting. If not return to the combination and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asked question about Tardive Dyskinesia & Adderall/Ritalin. How would those meds cause TD? Now I'm really afraid to take my medication. Help?
Tardive Dyskinesia: Tardive dyskinesia is a parkinson's-like movement disorder usually caused by neuroleptics but has been reported to be caused by over 50 meds including prolonged use of adderall and Ritalin (methylphenidate) as well as caffein. TD results from an excessive amount of the brain chemical Dopamine or excessively sensitive receptors for Dopamine. All meds have risks. Take meds that help more than they can potential hurt ...Read more
I have ADD started vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 4yrs ago hated it, switched to 20mg adderall IR 2x a day. Read addy can cause dependence and withdrawals. This scares me?
Research supports: We have several long term research studies which support the use of stimulants for the long term in patients. Many measurements are improved with long term stimulant use, including level of education. Job attainment, level of income, chances of successful marriage, median home cost. The reduction of impulsivity over time yields benefits. Risk of drug abuse also is less with long term rx. ...Read more
Could be Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR the cause of my random headaches?
Possibly: Stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) certainly can cause headaches, either when you take the pill or as the medicine is wearing off. Also, some experience headaches from not eating, which stimulants may cause. If they are truly random and not very frequent, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is less apt to be a cause. ...Read more
Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause the side effects that it does?
Side effects: All medications cause side effects because they are affecting the functioning of the system at some level. If a medication does not produce a side effect, possibly it is not effective for anything at all. Side effects are mostly seen at the beginning of the treatment, and some subside with time. If a side effect persists, the doctor should assess the benefits versus the risks of that treatment. ...Read more
Can prolonged use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR cause or contribute to adrenal failure?
No Adrenal Failure:
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other stimulant medications do not cause adrenal failure (a serious life threatening disorder). In the popular magazines they talk about "adrenal fatigue"
which ahas a variety of symptoms. There is little support in the science literature of this "syndrome". If you have symptoms that you have not had before, talk with your doctor and see if a workup is necessary. ...Read more
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause my boyfriend experience terrible personality changes?
Possibly: Stimulant medicines such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can sometimes have side effects relarted to increased moodiness, agitiation, or irritability. So, yes, it is possible that this medicine could cause your boyfriend to have increased problems. It would be important for him to contact his physician as soon as possible to discuss this issue. ...Read more
Does crushing the beads of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and consuming cause an immediate effect?
Why?: You would get the best answer about this from a pharmacist. I would have some concerns that crushing Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR would cause inconsistency with the effectiveness of the medicine. I think the bigger question would be why you would want to do this. If you are experiencing a need for a more immediate effect you can take regular Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which would remove the need to try to manipulate the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr. ...Read more
I am prescribed to 10mg Adderall. Can Adderall cause anxiety/panic attacks? I also take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety
Yes: It is possible for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to cause panic attacks. However your underlying anxiety and not the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be responsible. Please discuss this with the physician who is prescribing your medication as he or she knows your condition and give you the best opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ritalin (methylphenidate) (or adderall) cause heart problems to develop in a person who is perfectly healthy, with absolutely no history of heart issues?
No: Other than an increase in heart rate, these stimulant medications used appropriately will not cause heart problems. There would have to be something there to start with and that they may exacerbate (worsen). Some heart problems may not be readily known about, though, things like prolonged qtc, unless you have looked very carefully for them because of some type of symptom or family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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