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Does taking a beta blocker counter the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
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In brief: No

I would avoid the combination of beta-blockers and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) produces widespread sympathetic nervous system activation via its action on Alpha and beta adrenergic receptor stimulation. Adding a beta-blocker could result in unapposed Alpha adrenergic receptor stimulation and result in a hypertensive crisis and cardiac problems including heart attack.

In brief: No

I would avoid the combination of beta-blockers and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) produces widespread sympathetic nervous system activation via its action on Alpha and beta adrenergic receptor stimulation. Adding a beta-blocker could result in unapposed Alpha adrenergic receptor stimulation and result in a hypertensive crisis and cardiac problems including heart attack.
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Beta

The adhd effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Generally, no.
But Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase the heart rate and blood pressure in some people - and that can be countered by beta blockers. Beta blockers do make some people tired, so if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tends to wake a person up, that potentially could be offset by a beta blocker.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Beta

The adhd effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Generally, no.
But Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase the heart rate and blood pressure in some people - and that can be countered by beta blockers. Beta blockers do make some people tired, so if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tends to wake a person up, that potentially could be offset by a beta blocker.
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