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What Does Prolonged Use Of Adderall Cause The Body
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
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
Yes it can: Any stimulant has the potential to effect the qtc as well as other aspects of the cardiac cycle. This is especially true depending upon what other medications someone may be taking. This is why checking medication interactions is so very important. Especially psychiatric meds in all classes, i.e., anti-depressants, etc.Even if not direct, changing how other meds are metabolized can be a problem. ...Read more
Possible for ADHD meds to cause coffee to have opposite effect on the body? Before ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, coffee gave energy but now it's the opposite.
Ritalin (methylphenidate) vs caffeine: Ritalin (methylphenidate) releases Dopamine in the front part of the brain. Caffeine does to a limited degree as well. Now that your Dopamine is being released in greater amounts by Ritalin (methylphenidate) you are unable to feel any effect from the caffeine . Caffeine also has an effect on adenosine. This is our compound in the body that causes us to feel sleepy. What you're feeling is the caffeine crash that occurs after the caffeine wears off and Adenosine has a chance to build up again.Meanwhile Ritalin (methylphenidate) continues to mask any of caffeine's effect on the Dopamine receptors in the frontal part of the brain. Best wishes. ...Read more
My doctor as told me to take 10mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in the morning then 10mg in the afternoon. Everyday. Will this cause my body to become dependent on it?
Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause lots of brusing on the body particularly the legs?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not common, but please do consult your pcp for complete workup to rule out allergy or blood cell abnormalities. Good luck. ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): There is no proven causal relationship between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Grave's disease. There is some hypothesized association between amphetamine use and thyroid/ autoimmune disorders. However, that has not been definitively demonstrated in the literature as of yet. ...Read more
Can prolonged recreational use of Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes staying up for days, cause small fluid filled blisters to form on chest and hands randomly?
No: Unlikely, but watch out this is a dangerous drug can cause serious problems, misuse can cause sudden death ...Read more
Can abruptly stopping 45mg/day of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause heightened all-over-body-pain? Already suffer w/ back pain, has worsened. Weird extreme pain in knee.
No: If you are taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for legitimate reasons, stopping abruptly should not cause medical problems. Many people take stimulant meds for ADD as needed eg, for work or school with "vacation days" off the med for summer or days less concentration is required. Physical pain is not associated with stopping Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). See your pcp for back and knee pain for proper diagnosis and guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been on Adderall 20mg XR for a week. The last two days it didn't feel as effective. Has my body already built up a tolerance to it that quickly?
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
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
I'm prescribed 2-4 10mg adderall/day. Into apprx. Week 2, is it common for increased: headaches/neck pains? My body feels depleted in some way?
Too much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ?: You could be on too much adderall-- it could be causing muscle tension in your head and neck in addition to possibly increasing anxiety and causing increased physical tension that way--too much Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can also make one feel tired, even while it is in effect, and then when it's effect is leaving your system as well. Try taking less adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) maybe 1/2 tab 3 x day, see if that is better. Discuss.. ...Read more
I was recently prescribed adderall, I'm not sure if I have ADHD or not but would it hurt my mind or body if I didn't? I might have depression
Adderall is an: amphetamine medication indicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Narcolepsy (excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations). It may help antidepressants treat depression. For depression and/or ADHD, psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, healthy lifestyle, and proper dosing of medication are important for safety and best results. Best regards for good health. ...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
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 more
Effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): The primary effect we want with a medicine like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is on the frontal part of the brain where our executive functioning takes place. It works with norepinephrine and other neurotransmitters. Other areas it effects are the cardiovascular system (can increase heart rate and blood pressure) and other parts of the brain. Fortunately, it acts in just the place for improving focus and others. ...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
Nausea is not a : common side effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anyone can have an idiosyncratic reaction to any medication. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be taken with food without changing onset, blood levels, efficacy or duration of action unless the patient ingests a high-fat meal, urinary acidifying agents or gastrointestinal alkalinizing agents. See www.drugs.com/pro/adderall.html for side effects & food/drug interactions. ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Rare & depends on the dose. More common, although infrequent, is diarrhea & abdominal cramps. ...Read more
Are there any contraindications for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and Accutane ? I don't want to harm my body!
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) + Accutane: I found no major drug interactions on one search. But did find some anecdotal (very small%) of reported drug interactions, eg, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) less effective. Best to check with dermatologist and prescribing doctor, who know your medical history. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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