Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs provigil (modafinil), which is better?

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.

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) really destroyed my appetite, so I'm wondering if ar/modafinil (nu/provigil) also suppresses appetite?

All stimulants may. All stimulant medications may have an effect on appetite. Some formulations may work better for you. Most people adjust within a few weeks regarding diet issues. If this has not happened, then talking with your doctors about a switch is in order. Read more...
Not usually. Nu/provigil have a different mechanism of action and appear to be less associated with reduction of appetite (less effect on satiety). Read more...

My son has been gaining weight nonstop since he stated taking provigil. He lost a lot of weight on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) now it's all coming back, what do he do?

Let his. prescribing medical provider know promptly. Consider working with a nutritionist. Read more...
Talk to his doctor. Those medications can affect appetite, and therefore weight, but are not used for weight control. You should talk to your son's doctor about your concerns. Maybe something else is going on, too. . Read more...
Suggest. Provigil is a fine drug for narcolepsy, but like many of the drugs in this class, weight gain can be a problem. Best to switch back to amphetamine-like agents, which should control the symptoms and reverse the sleep issues. Another option might be Xyrem, but tough to use. Discuss with the sleep specialist. Read more...

Coming off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) abuse- self medicated fatigue problem. Would something like provigil be a bad idea?

Need Evaluation . It is not a good idea to self diagnose and it is a worse idea to self medicate. Do yourself a favor & get a full psych evaluation to help clarify the issues. You should also get an evaluation by your primary care doc to rule out cardiac issues, diabetes, thyroid problems, etc., that may be contributing to your fatigue. Note that stimulants are contraindicated if cardiac probs are present. Read more...
Probably. But another solution would be to talk with your psychiatrist about switching to a slow-release, once-daily stimulant like vyvanse, Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, or their generic equivalents. Taking one a day, you would then be able to lower the dose with time. Provigil will likely offer you no benefit and may worsen the effects of stopping adderall. Read more...

Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Not a stimulant. Used to treat early Parkingson's disease. It has no other valid use in clinical medicine. If you are not anemic and your thyroid and adrenal glands are O.K. try cold showers. In my view attention deficit is over diagnosed and over treated. Depression often mistaken for attention deficit. Read more...
Don't know . however why you need such medicines? Our goal is to find causes for your symptoms and treat. Please visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you maybwant to make a tel consult or video conference. Hope it helps. Seligiline is for Parkinson's . Read more...

What are the effects of Adrafinil? Does it really work in comparison to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Modafinil?

Maybe not. Adrafinil is the medicine from which modafinil and armodafinil are derived. (It's not available for me to prescribe, in the US.) It may work as well as those: but if so, it is a wake-promoting medicine, but probably variable in how well individuals respond, like modafinil. And highly variable in how well it and it's derivatives work for ADHD. Read more...