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Can you take Dexedrine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Can you take Dexedrine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Same: Dexedrine is dexedrine sulfate, as is Vyvanxe. If the duration of action of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) after maximizing the dose, still leaves a time period needing coverage, short acting dexedrine tablets, effect for about 4 hours, may help cover the time you need. You should not have to take both forms together ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Lundahl
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Dextroamphetamine (Definition)

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I have been on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 6o and dexedrine 10 for 7 months, efect is bnot as desired as bfar as focus, is desoxyn better, how an I obtain?

Desoxyn (methamphetamine): Desoxyn is the "thermonuclear bomb" of adhd treatment. It is literally fda approved, pharmaceutical grade methamphetamine. I have personally used it in only two patients that failed everything else - and it worked great.

I think I'm reading that the effects you were getting are fading. You might try adding l-tyrosine 500 - 1000 mg 2 - 3 times per day on empty stomach to boost their effects. ...Read more

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Are adderall, dexedrine, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (i mean the amphetamine meds used for adhd) only available in the usa??

Are adderall, dexedrine, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (i mean the amphetamine meds used for adhd) only available in the usa??

ADHD meds: As far as I know ADHD meds are available in many countries, but they are not legal in a few countries because of concerns about the potential for abuse. If you want to find out if they are legal in your country, you can check with local pharmacies or the consulate. ...Read more

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Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spansules and vyvance. .. are they the same or similar? I take dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spans for narcolepsy and I'm very sensitive to most meds

Similar: Hello,

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is the chemical structure before turning into Dexedrine. We call a chemicals such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) a pro-drug or precursor drug. The active ingredient is dextroamphetamine which functions as a stimulant. Have you tried provigil for your narcolepsy?

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Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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Currently taking vyvanase 30 was taking Adderall 15 bid before that and Dexedrine before that. The only medication that I felt has helped is desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

Currently taking vyvanase 30 was taking Adderall 15 bid before that and Dexedrine before that. The only medication that I felt has helped is desoxyn (methamphetamine)?

Stimulant titration: Initial low doses of stimulants are titrated up to optimal doses over a few weeks' time, unless significant side effects occur at a lower dose. Maximum adult daily doses of Adderall XR & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are 40 mg. & 70 mg. Respectively. Discuss with your psychiatrist before seeking a dangerous medication. If your primary physician is the prescriber, seek referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I take 60mg a day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg at 9 then 30 at 1 with dexadrine at 5 pm the help the coming down affect but I find it's still not enough?

I take 60mg a day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg at 9 then 30 at 1 with dexadrine at 5 pm the help the coming down affect but I find it's still not enough?

An adult dose of: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70 mg. Given in AM takes about 2 hours to start working and lasts 12-14 hours in most adults. If you are a rapid metabolizer, a dose of Adderall taken about an hour before Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) effects begin to diminish may carry you through. Another option is to add a non-stimulant adjunct like Intunive, titrating doses till you achieve optimal effects. After 4-6 weeks, its effect lasts 24/7. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of Dexedrine Spansules that can be prescribed?

What is the maximum dose of Dexedrine Spansules that can be prescribed?

Depends on...: Lots of things "can" happen in life, and there is no universal law governing how much of a drug "can" or "cannot" be prescribed... which means there is no answer to this question. That said, the maximum "recommended" dose is 60 mg per day, divided into several doses per day. The usual starting dose is 5 mg per day. Dosing depends on the doctor, patient, and each individual situation. It's an art. ...Read more

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Permanence of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side-effects?

Permanence of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side-effects?

What side effects: Are you referring to? Agitation and high blood pressure are two that will be alleviated by stopping the ads. Sometime tics can be precipitated and those can also go away once medication is started. Occasionally they can be long term if medication is continued. You may want to talk to the doctor who prescribed them as well for more information. ...Read more

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Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side effects lethal or mild?

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side effects lethal or mild?

Can be lethal: Serious - irregular heartbeat, chest pain, increased blood pressure, skin rash, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs, mental changes, unusual weakness, very high fever. ...Read more

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Will I be addicted to dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) if I take it 5 times a week for 3 year?

Depends on dose/use: If you are taking Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) to treat adhd, are getting good benefit from it at appropriate dosages, and do not need to keep raising the dose because your losing a "kick" or some other benefit from it, then you are highly unlikely to be addicted however long you take the medication. The fact that you are taking it 5x/week and not having problems on days you don't suggests you're doing okay. ...Read more

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What are websites that tell about the drug dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and short term long term effects?

What are websites that tell about the drug dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and short term long term effects?

Lots out there.: Use of stimulants are controversial, so you can find sites that will tell you almost anything you want to hear. Unfortunately, there are "pro-" and "anti-" drug sides that tell quite different stories. You might start with the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry (aacap. Org) facts for families or the american academy of pediatrics (aap. Org). Both provide objective data. ...Read more

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How come it's so rare to see Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) being prescribed? I have a lot of Canadian friends who have been rx'd it but none in u.s. is it most pure amp?

How come it's so rare to see Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) being prescribed? I have a lot of Canadian friends who have been rx'd it but none in u.s. is it most pure amp?

Regional variation: Dexedrine consist of dextroamphetamine while Adderall consist of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. There are some physicians here who do prescribe Dexedrine, but I think in general United States physicians are more comfortable with either Adderall or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Difference between dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spansules/tablets? Usually get tablets but pharmacy gave me spansules (mistake?) this month. Prescription just says 'dexedrine (dextroamphetamine).'

Difference between dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) spansules/tablets? Usually get tablets but pharmacy gave me spansules (mistake?) this month. Prescription just says 'dexedrine (dextroamphetamine).'

Mostly the same: When you are taking a generic medicine, it may come in any of a number of forms--tablets, capsules, and so on. They should be more or less equivalent. Keep in mind the fda regulations are that the medicine contain plus or minus twenty per cent of the stated dose, so one generic brand may be different than another.
The bottom line is that the actual pill form is probably not that important. ...Read more

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How can I get dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)?

There dangers: Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can be prescribed by doctor however. It is increasingly less prescribed because--Dextroamphetamine is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. You should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription. Using this medication improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart. ...Read more

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Can dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) help with guilt?

Can dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) help with guilt?

I hope not: "speed" might make you too hyper to notice such feelings, but that's not reducing them. If there are reasons you feel "guilty" you need to consider them and find ways to repair harm or assure yourself ; others that you'll behave differently. If you did nothing wrong, you need to accept yourself - drugs have nothing to do with such moral/ethical work. Therapy might help. Best! ...Read more

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What will Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) do if I snort it?

What will Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) do if I snort it?

A really stupid: Thing to do. About the only reason for snorting dexedrine is abuse by an addict. You bypass the GI tract and risk a much more rapid onset of action without the gradual release the pill or capsule provides. Over time you will erode the nasal mucosa. You could get an accidental overdose and because it is not sterile you could get a CNS infection. Beyond that you will be sliding down a very slippery slope regarding the legality of your acquisition and use of dexedrine. ...Read more

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How can I make dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) comedown better?

Extra dosage: You can add a lower dose short acting dexedrine (or adderall or procentra) about 30 minutes before you start to feel the comedown, or take a low dose of ritalin, (methylphenidate) 30 minutes before the comedown. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) use?

What are the pros and cons of dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) use?

Always: There is no treatment of any kind that does not carry pros and cons, and that certainly includes stimulants like dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). If you have a disorder for which it is effective and side effects are mild to none, then you have a winner. No benefit and lots of side effects make the decision to stop easy. Harder is good benefit with notable side effects such as appetite loss and sleep problems. ...Read more

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Is dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and dexamphetamine bad for you?

No.: Those are dextroamphetamines, that are very safe when taken as directed and followed by a knowledgeable doctor. Methamphetamine is a related compound that is quite dangerous if taken for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Can I take dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 15mg with everything I take?

Unsafe interactions: Dexedrine ; Lexapro can result in bad side effects with elevation of serotonin in your system. Dexedrine and xanax (alprazolam) have unclear interactions but they could be potentially dangerous as Dexedrine tends to decrease sedation while xanax (alprazolam) tends to increase sedation. Your doc may want to decide if this trio of drugs could be improved. Are you also receiving psychiatric attention to address adhd/anxiety? ...Read more

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How much dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) would it take to get messed up?

Depends: That depends on what you mean by "messed up". If you are referring to a euphoric feeling (ten feet tall and bullet proof) it would vary with individual patient dosing, tolerance to the medication, pharmacological interaction etc. I must caution you that doses of these medications that produce euphoria can also produce end organ damage (heart, kidney, brain). ...Read more

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How long will it take for dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) to take effect?

20 - 40 minutes: One you are at the right dose, stimulants suchg as Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) work quickly to relieve symptoms of adhd. Typically, the benefit starts within less than a half hour. Duration of benefit depends on dosage and type of formulation used and can range from 2-3 hours to as much as 10-12 hours. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dexedrine (Definition)

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Vyvanse (Definition)

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