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Who gets prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Attention problems

Very often, kids with attention, concentration, and impulsivity problems get prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
It's best to have a full learning and psychiatric evaluation before doing that, because these medicines are not free of side effects. Adults with similar problems may also be prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Other related medicines can help this also, and psychiatrists work with patients to find the the best fit.

In brief: Attention problems

Very often, kids with attention, concentration, and impulsivity problems get prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
It's best to have a full learning and psychiatric evaluation before doing that, because these medicines are not free of side effects. Adults with similar problems may also be prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Other related medicines can help this also, and psychiatrists work with patients to find the the best fit.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD or Sleepiness

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd as well as excessive daytime sleepiness related to narcolepsy.
It is also prescribed by sleep specialists for daytime sleepiness related to obstructive sleep apnea (in conjunction with a CPAP machine).

In brief: ADHD or Sleepiness

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd as well as excessive daytime sleepiness related to narcolepsy.
It is also prescribed by sleep specialists for daytime sleepiness related to obstructive sleep apnea (in conjunction with a CPAP machine).
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