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Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

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Taper off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or stop acutely?

Taper off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or stop acutely?

Why stopping?: Not knowing why you want to stop, there is no one correct answer. Please provide more information. In my practice, with my patients, i always recommend tapering Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to avoid amphetamine withdrawals. Many patients stop over the weekends, which i don't advise, and experience withdrawal symptoms. They are generally not dangerous, but can be very troublesome. ...Read more

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Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: In short, yes - do not stop this med on your own if you have been taking this for a short or long time - this is best tapered by discussion with your physician. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?

Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read more

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Advice on taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ADHD meds? Dosage?

Advice on taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ADHD meds? Dosage?

Very individual: This is very individual, and depends upon the age of the patient, symptoms, response to medication, and other conditions the patient may have, etc. Please ask your own psychiatrist about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use and dosing in your own case. ...Read more

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Can i take phentermine while taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: The combination can cause additive central nervous system side effects and toxicity.It is not advisable. You would be better off working with your gp and a dietician on a weight loss/ exercise program with accountability. ...Read more

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Could taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR affect my period?

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Could taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR affect my period?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not directly, no. Depending on dose, it can result in irritability, anxiety, insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR extended release 30mg

Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR extended release 30mg

No: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a category c teratogen in pregnancy. This means that animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects, but there aren't adequate studies to be sure in humans. This is a risk/benefit discussion to have with your OB and psychiatry doctors, about your personal situation. But exposed to adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) babies can be born too early, and go through amphetamine withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can weaning off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause depression symptoms?

Yes: When Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used for pure adhd there is usually not much withdrawal. But stimulants can transiently help mood but then cause a dependence like coccaine which leads to depression. This is why stimulants don't make good antidepressants by themselves and why they are classified as a potentially abused drug. Discuss with your prescriber and don't take other people's meds. ...Read more

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Does taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise your metabolism?

Does taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise your metabolism?

Good question.: Individuals vary widely; some on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will demonstrate increased caloric expenditure (which would be a reflection of higher "metabolism"). Others, especially very hyperactive children may decrease energy expenditure, because the med enables them to sit still more often. Dosage also makes a difference. The wgt loss however, that often occurs w/ Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is primarily due to decreased appetite. ...Read more

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Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a suppressing appetite effect?

Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a 
suppressing appetite effect?

Unlikely: Change in Adderall side effect of decreased appetite is not an interaction reported with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant. If depression is better, appetite may also improve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Vasodilators to curb Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effects?

Question unclear: What side effects, exactly, concern you about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you think vasodialotors would counteract? At the doses typically used to treat adhd, the effects on the cardiovascular system are relatively mild and probably do not need "fixing" with yet another drug that has it's own side effects. ...Read more

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Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

Justified taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to combat daytime sleepiness?

No: Need 2 evaluate why sleepy may b sleep apnea and solution CPAP also Nuvigil is a drug that sometimes helps. ...Read more

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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) bad for me?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) bad for me?

Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have concern about it, you should talk again to the doctor who prescribed it to u. But if u take it on ur own without any prescription, u take it at ur own risk. Please do not do that ever. Be safe, ok? ...Read more

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Will taking wellbutrin (bupropion) feel similar to taking adderall?

Will taking wellbutrin (bupropion) feel similar to taking adderall?

Probably not: Wllbutrin and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) both affect norepinephrin, but in different ways. If you are considering taking this medication, discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects to expect with norepinephrine, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Side effects to expect with norepinephrine, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Heightened sensorium: Commonly used to treat "adhd", this compound is a mix of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, the combination acts on the "mesolimbic" section of the brain producing a heightened level of awareness. Palpitations, hyperactivity, decreased apetite are common side effects. Beware, this medication is a class 2 substance with a significant abuse potential. ...Read more

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Is taking oxycodone with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) bad?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If both are prescribed, taking the pain medication only as needed should be ok. ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

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