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Will adderall, ritalin, (methylphenidate) concerta, and dexedrine ever become available over the counter?

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Dr. Chester Mellies
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Require monitoring not likely with otc meds.

In brief: No

Require monitoring not likely with otc meds.
Dr. Chester Mellies
Dr. Chester Mellies
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't plan on it

All of these are schedule 2, abusable, controlled medications.
That means the feds monitor them from the point of origin to the distribution and end user with an elaborate system of controls. Possession without a valid prescription can land you in jail. Drug companies subsidized parent groups years ago to get these available by regular prescription & that never went anywhere.

In brief: Don't plan on it

All of these are schedule 2, abusable, controlled medications.
That means the feds monitor them from the point of origin to the distribution and end user with an elaborate system of controls. Possession without a valid prescription can land you in jail. Drug companies subsidized parent groups years ago to get these available by regular prescription & that never went anywhere.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stimulants

Not likely.

In brief: Stimulants

Not likely.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very Doubtful

These are medications with significant abuse potential that can carry serious side effects.
These medications require monitoring for safety purposes.

In brief: Very Doubtful

These are medications with significant abuse potential that can carry serious side effects.
These medications require monitoring for safety purposes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree

With Dr. Ferguson.
They are scheduled drugs with high abuse potential and part of prescription monitoring program in many states. Hence it is unlikely to become OTC in our life time. But then who is to predict tomorrow if pot is legal in some states today

In brief: Agree

With Dr. Ferguson.
They are scheduled drugs with high abuse potential and part of prescription monitoring program in many states. Hence it is unlikely to become OTC in our life time. But then who is to predict tomorrow if pot is legal in some states today
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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