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What's the difference between adderal and nuvigil?

What's the difference between adderal and nuvigil?

Different class: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant medication indicated for the treatment of adhd. Nuvigle is a non stimulant indicated for sleep disorders. ...Read more

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3mths cpap, 250 mg Nuvigil, sleep 10 hrs a night and still sleepy during the day--why is this happening? Adderall/concerta don't work either.

3mths cpap, 250 mg Nuvigil, sleep 10 hrs a night and still sleepy during the day--why is this happening? Adderall/concerta don't work either.

Hard to say: It depends on what other meds you are taking. If you are overweight, lose weight, which helps everything. Otherwise we don't know enough about your history to advise you sensibly or appropriately. Talk to your doc and consider a second opinion if you want further reassurance by someone who has your complete medical records and can examine you in person. ...Read more

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Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Many answers: 1. No one knows why adderal works better than Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some patients.
2. Yes, propanol is appropriate for stage fright or performance anxiety, test anxiety etc. Any anxiety that is caused by a panic response.
3. The mechanism of action of Nuvigil is not known, it promotes wakefulness.
4. Yes, trazodone can be used for sleep in specific circumstances and after consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Great question!: You may consider using vitamin B12, sublingually (under the tongue) Nuvigil is a stinulant used for excessive sleepiness. What is the cause of your sleepiness? Adressing the underlying problem is usually the best option.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had idiopathic hypersomnia for years. OSA negative. Was prescribed Nuvigil, insurance denied it. Am on 20 mg Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but still fall asleep during the day for HOURS. Wake up feeling awful-HELP?

I have had idiopathic hypersomnia for years. OSA negative. Was prescribed Nuvigil, insurance denied it. Am on 20 mg Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but still fall asleep during the day for HOURS. Wake up feeling awful-HELP?

May be on wrong dose: If the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you take is a tablet, then it is only designed to last 4-6 hours. So if your mornings, are super and alert but the afternoons are sleep city then you should visit with your doctor about either an xr capsule that lasts 10-12 hours or adding a second tablet about lunchtime. Nuvigil is still the rx of choice, so if your dr submits a PA with a dx of narcolepsy and the sleep study, ...Read more

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I got a focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR 20mg and used to taking adderall. What is the difference between the two?

I got a focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR 20mg and used to taking adderall. What is the difference between the two?

Both stimulants: Adderall is a combination of amphetamine salts. Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is a refined version of methylphenidate, the Brand name of which is the well-known name Ritalin. Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR is an extended-release form of Focalin (dexmethylphenidate). Methylphenidate and amphetamine are both stimulants and are very similar in their effects and possible side-effects, but different enough that some people do better with one than another. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) d-amphetamine salt combo 20mg?

What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) d-amphetamine salt combo 20mg?

Brand Name VS GENERI: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is the brand name of an extended released tablet intended to give a double pulse delivery of amphetamine compared to conventional adderal immediate release. The adderal XR contains sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine, dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and dexroamphetamine aspartate monohydrate. The combo salt is the generic type. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for add?

What is the difference between Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for add?

Delivery form: Both a amphetamine (amp). Adderall is a blend of d-amp (50%) and d, l-amp (50%). Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is called a prodrug: it is d-amp linked to an amino acid. It is inactive till it gets in the body, where an enzyme cleaves the molecule, releasing d-amp. That means a very different release pattern, and it is the longest acting oral stimulant. Some like one, others the other. Both can be effective. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and adderex?

I need to know what is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and adderex?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Is a mixture of amphetamine salts that has been carefully studied and approved for the treatment of add and adhd. Adderex is a supplement blend but has not been studied or approved by the fda for the treatment of add or adhd. It's chemical makeup is available at the following website.
Answers. Yahoo. Com/question/index? Qid=20100303144900aah9mic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and mfg subtitute?

What is the difference between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and mfg subtitute?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If mfg refers to methylphenidate, then Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine-type stimulant, and mph such as Ritalin is non-amphetamine group. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adipex and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

What is the difference between adipex and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes: There are many similaritires. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affects more parts of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and amphetamine salts?

Adderall: brand name: For 'mixed salts of a single entity amphetamine product.' various generic names occur including mixed amphetamine salts, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine, and (dextroamphetamine saccharate,
amphetamine aspartate,
dextroamphetamine sulfate and
amphetamine sulfate tablets) (the 4 salts). Brand and generic are basically equivalent in dosing and effect. Best regards. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ephedrin sulfate 25mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg?

What is the difference between ephedrin sulfate 25mg and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg?

Different drugs: The're both sympathomimetic amines, but different drugs. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) so4 is given IV or subcut. It's more peripheral in action -- and is used to relax some smooth muscle and counteract hypotension from anesthesia or other drugs. Adderall is given orally, and is more active centrally -- in brain where it helps counteract symptoms of adhd. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) hcl [but not so4] can be taken orally. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "concerta" and adderall"?

What's the difference between "concerta" and adderall"?

Different classes: Concerta is methylphenidate delivered in a sophisticated capsule that uses osmotic pressure to deliver the medication over time. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a form of amphetamine that is delivered either as immediate release or in beaded form with half released immediately and the second half released 3 1/2 to 4 hours later. Both are stimulants with similar benefits, efficacy, and se. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dosage? Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) 15 mg compared to Adderall 15. What's the differences between the effects?

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) a bit more.: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is about the same potency of d-amphetamine. Adderall has both d-amphetamine and l-amphetamine, so 15 mg is not quite is about 75% as potent as 15 mg of amphetamine. That said, individual responses to stimulants vary so much that for any given person, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) might work much better than Adderall or the other way round. Dose needs are highly individual and requires trying different doses. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall xr?

A big difference!: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half or methylphenidate (ritalin). Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and of amphetamine isomers. Both can be highly beneficial for treating adhd, but they are different chemicals altogether and may work through slightly different mechanisms. If one doesn't work or has too many side effects, the other may prove better--and it doesn't matter which you try first. ...Read more

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Could you tell me the main difference between concerta and ritalin (methylphenidate) vs adderall?

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Stimulants: All are stimulants for ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is belongs to the Amphetamine group. The other 2 belong to the Methyl Phenidate group. ...Read more

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What the difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) IR and Adderall IR? Which is a better drug for ADD? I only like to take them mon-fri not weekends My dr likes foca

What the difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) IR and Adderall IR? Which is a better drug for ADD? I only like to take them mon-fri not weekends My dr likes foca

2 different meds: Focalin is dexmethylphenidate, the isomer of methylphenidate, it is supposed to decrease the side effects. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine, a different stimulant than methylphenidate. Taking it on weekdays is a good idea. ...Read more

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Adderall (Definition)

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