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What Are The Differences Between Cocaine And Methylphenidate
Please tell me, could cocaine replace concerta (ritalin) for a few days until i get my prescription renewed?
Not a good plan: First of all, nobody needs stimulant medication every day, and many physicians give people holidays from them - like weekends or when on vacation. Cocaine is of unknown purity, can be overly strong or not strong enough, contains potentially lethal cutting agents (like levamisole), is illegal, requires using dealers where you can suffer violence or arrest. Altogether, a bad plan. Wait for renewal. ...Read more
Why would a doctor prescribe my friend Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) when he has heavily abused Adderall ritalin and illegal amphetamines like cocaine and meth ?
UNINFORMED: I would wonder if your "friend" has been honest about the medications that have been abused. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug and is not active if snorted ot injected. Still it is an amphetamine. Your friend will eventually be caught as there are more and more externally systems that monitor for doctor shopping and drug abuse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Active ingredients: Both are central nervous system stimulants but they have different active ingredients: Ritalin (methylphenidate) - Methylphenidate. It blocks the reuptake of norephinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA) into presynaptic neurons (TMI?). Adderall - Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Promote release of catecholamines (NE and DA primarily) from their storage sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stimulants: Methamphetamine (desoxyn) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. It comes in 2 forms; dextro- form which is the psychostimulant, & the levo-form which is an over-the-counter nasal decongestant. Meth is highly addictive. Methylphenidate (ritalin) belong to the non-amphetamine group of stimulants. Due to ritalin's short elimination half-life, rebound symptoms are more common. ...Read more
Similar medicines: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are both stimulant-class medications commonly used to treat adhd. They both have similar potential side effects but if used as directed are considered to be safe and effective. Encourage you to talk with your doctor further about these medications. ...Read more
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