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Xanax Ir Vs Xr
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Very different meds: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on serotonin and ne reuptake; wellbutrin xl works on ne and dopamine. Both are long-acting, and both work for depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help anxiety + depression; wellbutrin does nothing for anxiety. With wellbutrin the main dangerous side effect can be seizures; with Effexor (venlafaxine) it's possible hypertension. Sexual side effects with effexor; not so with wellbutrin. This isn't all! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: As a starting dose that is definetely a high dose, but if you have been on it for while it is a moderate dose. Tolerance may occur which means that after a while the same dose is no longer effective. Doses more than 40-60 mg are unlikely to have increased benefit and something else should be considered. Talk to prescribing coctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"? ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side effects. In adults a trial of both may be suggested if there is some side effect that is uncomfortable. ...Read more
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
Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. Generic adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is there a difference?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Mostly price!Get a more detailed answer ›
Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more
Possibly: The maximum recommended dose per day is 60mg. ...Read more
Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR make Concerta less effective? I take 112.5 mg and 108 mg, respectively.
See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more
Which would be more recommended, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg once a day or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 20 mg 2x a day? Any difference in side effects or effectiveness?
Depends on situation: There are a lot of factors that would need to be considered including lifestyle, capacity to readminister a medication throughout the day given the schedule, need for alertness at the very beginning of the day, frequency of the experience of insomnia, and sensitivity to appetite suppression. Also, it should be noted that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg twice a day would be twice as many milligrams of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer