Are there any common side effects of simultaneously taking benedryl and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Yes. Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine, causes decreased brain function for as long as 24 hours after a dose as low as 25 mg. The impact is on sequential ordering, judgment, attention, working memory, and comprehension. These are exactly some of the areas that are impacted in someone with ad/hd. So using Benadryl will decrease the effectiveness of the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and increase ad/hd symptoms.
Benadryl/Adderall. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) like adderall, can occasionally cause dry mouth, increased heart rate, and in children, irritability (paradoxical reaction) in some.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Adderall. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and Adderall is an amphetamine. They serve different purposes that are opposite in some ways but may complement each other. For example Adderall may interfere with sleep and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with sleep. So a person may take Adderall in the morning to help with attention and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if needed for sleep.

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Will benedryl kill the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Depends on dose & what effects u r referring to, but usually no. Read more...
Possibly. These two medications can have opposite effects. So the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can end up cancelling the beneficial effects of the adderall. Speak with your prescribing doctor before you mix medicines. Read more...
Not necessarily. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant with brain underarousal. Benedryl is a potentially sedating medication. therefore, benedryl may interfere with the action of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Read more...

Can not being able to sleep without benedryl or wake up without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) become a vicious cycle? How to stop?

Seek help. A vicious cycle this is. I would suggest you discuss options to get you through the difficult transition that stopping these medications might cause - talk with a practitioner who can help use other medications or techniques to try to withdraw from these medications. Before changes are made, the reason for the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use needs to be addressed. Read more...

I was just switched from concerta (54mg) to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ER (25mg). Forgot to ask my doctor...Are there any common side effects I should be aware of?

Similar. Shouldn't b a problem if Concerta was tolerable--it is standard practice to try an amphetamine if Ritalin (methylphenidate) isn't working optimally. Read more...
Similar... side effects of Concerta and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are similar, all the stimulants have similar possible side effects. In addition to them possibly affecting sleep and appetite, stomach upset and headache are not unusual. Read more...

Could you tell me what are common side effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) SE. There are many that are common and unique to person taking - feeling anxious or unusually energetic or happy, stomach pain, sleeplessness, anger, and then fatigued after drug wears off are common. Lots of others. Read more...

Should I quit taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if I'm having negative side effects?

It depends. Side effects may mean the dose is too high or that you need a different type of treatment for adhd. Often side effects lessen with time, so holding out for a few weeks may make sense. If they continue, talk to your doctor about other options. There are a lot of them. Read more...

What should I expect when taking 30 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for the first time? Side effects?

High dose. 30 mg is a high dose to take for the first time. You may be awake for a long time, be anxious, have elevated blood pressure and heart rate, be able to focus better and complete tasks, have little or no appetite, lose track of time and become super absorbed with an activity, have a headache, and possibly feel twitchy or have muscle tightness i.e. around your mouth. Read more...