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What is the difference between amphetamine/dextroamphetamine salts and only dextroamphetamine salts?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Active drug

Amphetamine has mirror-image versions (d- and l-).
D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is the active version. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amphetamine that has been popular for treating adhd since mid 80's. The argument--not proven--is that the l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects, so people are less apt to be irritable while taking it for their adhd.

In brief: Active drug

Amphetamine has mirror-image versions (d- and l-).
D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is the active version. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amphetamine that has been popular for treating adhd since mid 80's. The argument--not proven--is that the l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects, so people are less apt to be irritable while taking it for their adhd.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The same

they are both names for the same medication

In brief: The same

they are both names for the same medication
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