Can a regular physician prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to me for my ADHD without seeing a psychiatrist. I'm always scatterbrained I can't focus?

Yes, if trained. An inability to focus may not be adhd. Neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists use a large battery of tests while family physicians/pediatricians use shorter, validated tools. Careful evaluation includes a comprehensive personal/family history, physical exam, mental health screening, corroboration. Life coaching, organizational training, and stimulant medicine are treatment strategies.
Proper evaluation. A regular physician can prescribe stimulants, but a patient needs to have a proper evaluation before starting these medications. That's like a person with a headache asking if her regular doctor could prescribe seizure medications! diagnosis first, treatment next, follow up and goal achievement ensues.

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Can medical doctor prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I was given Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) several years ago it made me think clearer and lost weight my psychiatrist won't do it

Stimulants. Physicians can prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if there is a medical indication & the risks are outweighed by potential benefits. If you don't have a formal diagnosis of add/adhd your physician may not be willing to prescribe it. There are other options beside stimulants if you have add or adhd. Read more...
Yes. Any md can prescribe any medication they feel competent to use . Obviously your psychiatrist does not feel it is an appropriate wt loss strategy.I would have to agree. Read more...

Is there a way to get the recommended Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed by a HealthTap doctor to treat my ADHD symptoms?

Controlled Rx. Controlled substances and lifestyle enhancing drugs, including those for weight loss, are not available through this online service. Read more...
No. As a controlled substance, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs a triplicate prescription and cannot be e-scribed. A close relationship with your doctor is important when using these meds. Read more...
Some thoughts. Adderall is a schedule 2 controlled substance, monitored closely from the point of creation to final user. Any physician who prescribes S 2 meds without a thorough in person evaluation, testing and charted documentation can have his/her DEA license revoked and his/her medical license restricted or cancelled. Possession without a proper prescription can sent you to jail. So the answer=no. Read more...

Does amphetamine cause tourettes? My son has ADHD and his pediatrician wants to prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it possible that he will get tourettes from taking the amphetamine medication?

Tourettes . Tourettes is a rare side effect of amphetamine salts. I have used this medication for many years in many patients and have not seen a new case of tourettes. However, if your son has tourettes adding Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may make it worse in rare instances. Read more...
Confusing issue. Tourettes/add/adhd & learning disabilities are often found in the same kid.About 30 years ago the feeling was that stimulant medications might trigger the process.Since that time it is apparent that the tic behavior was not caused by but might emerge early with stimulant treatment. Today we realize that stimulant medication when appropriately used & monitored offers the best help for the most pts. Read more...
No. This previously held belief has been shown to be incorrect. Stimulant medications do not cause tourette's syndrome. Read more...
Tics revealed. If your child is already prone to tic disorders, addition of stimulant medications for ADHD may cause the onset, or increase the frequency. Fortunately, the potential for the tic side effect is somewhat uncommon. Nonstimulant medications such as Strattera (atomoxetine) are available for treatment of ADHD if tics develop with stimulant medications. Read more...

Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 2007, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helped me finish grad school successfully. I would like to start taking it again. Are you able to prescribe?

Controlled substance. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a controlled substance and needs to be prescribed by a physician you have an ongoing relationship with and who follows you regularly with in-office exams. The script needs to be written on paper (can not be prescribed electronically or called in). The virtual model is not appropriate for management of this chronic issue. Read more...
YES IT CAN BE. If you are asking if the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be prescribed again as a n adult the answer is yes and you need to find a psychiatrist who treats adults with ADD. Read more...
Not through healhtap. You need a doctor who has examined you, taken a history and reviewed your experience with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a schedule 2, controlled medication and requires a relationship with the prescribing doctor who can follow you and make sure to prescribe correctly. Read more...
Not from this site. Prescribing any drug needs to be backed up by documented need, physical exam and any studies the physician feels appropriate. Adderall is closely monitored by the feds and state. Adults who had ADHD as a kid are less likely to be labeled drug seekers as adults, but expect any physician, neurologist or psychiatrist who agrees to treat you to spend some time justifying the need before prescribing it. Read more...
Why do you want. to start it again. Are you back to school or having difficulty at work? Read more...
Questions. This part of HealthTap does not include the capability to provide direct care. However, the decision about starting back on Adderall would depend on whether you are struggling with symptoms of ADHD to the extent that you daily functioning is significantly affected in some way. Read more...
Controlled. Substances are not prescribed on HealthTap. Try to get an appointment with your primary care physician and see what his/her opinion is on restarting Adderall. Read more...

I'm currently studying for the MCAT and take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my ADHD. Is there anything else I could take to help focus? I don't like the side effects

Attention deficit. A good night rest and a quiet room can help you focus naturally. Take frequent breaks every hour to help clear your brain and refocus on the task at hand. Daily cardiovascular exercise will improve thinking and concentration too. Read more...
Med alternative. Experimenting with alternative treatments while studying for major examinations may not be the wisest choice. There are MANY medication options for treatment of ADHD and there is most likely one that works for you without the side effects. Once your examinations are over, check back with us to explore alternative options for addressing your ADHD without medications. GOOD LUCK!! Read more...
See psychiatrist. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a good drug for A.D.H.D. and should be good enough to focus . By increasing the dose or adding another drug will give more side effects and sleeplessness . Talk to your psychiatrist that may help to relieve your anxiety . Read more...
Don't change routine. Now is not the time to be changing meds or your routine if something is working for you. Wait until after the test to change medication regimen unless the side effects are suddenly absolutely intolerable. Make sure to exercise daily and get appropriate sleep every night. These things will go further than cramming for hours on end - if you don't know the material by now, you never will. Read more...

I have ADHD and I'm taking Concerta 27mg, which made me feel more calm BUT very confused and unable to focus, is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a better substitute?

ADHD meds. Both meds can cause similar side effects but they seem equally effective, so you could try Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Unfortunately it's often trial and error with these medicines as it relates to side effects. Read more...
Treat cause . Medications only cover symptoms and have potential for side effects. Instead we propose to treat the cause. To learn about causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com and in search bar search ADHD. HOPE you find it useful. Read more...

Generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR given for ADHD symptoms (10mg/am.) I felt overstimulated. Dr. Up'd to 20mg & gabapentin 600mg/pm. Still can't focus. Help?

Change med or dose. You may require a different dose still or another medication altogether. Make sure you are giving your body enough time to get used to the medicine. Otherwise you might talk to your doctor about alternatives to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Read more...
No meds maybe. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine, an addictive, controlled substance so the symptoms are usual side effects. There are many causes of not being able to focus- learning & processing problems, nutritional deficiencies and even allergies. It is better to find the real cause of focus problems and treat that instead of taking drugs that have side effects like you are experiencing. Read more...