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Can you have bad results with dexedrine but success with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Maybe.

Studies have shown that going from one class of stimulant (amphetamine to methylphenidate) can lead to better benefit or fewer side effects or both.
Within the same class (dexedrine & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are both amphetamine), chances of a major difference is lower, but Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has several different types of salts, which may affect how well it is tolerated. Worth a try; you'll know in a few days.

In brief: Maybe.

Studies have shown that going from one class of stimulant (amphetamine to methylphenidate) can lead to better benefit or fewer side effects or both.
Within the same class (dexedrine & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are both amphetamine), chances of a major difference is lower, but Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has several different types of salts, which may affect how well it is tolerated. Worth a try; you'll know in a few days.
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