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Tapering advice for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? prescription for imm.Rel. 20mg 3× day for 1+yr. Current docs not answering ?'s giving feedback or explaining withdrawal effects.

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Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Keep in mind that...

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems.
You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week.

In brief: Keep in mind that...

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems.
You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week.
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR

Withdrawal symptoms may include feeling unwell or unhappy, anxious or irritable, dizzy, confused, or sluggish.
You may also have nausea, unusual skin sensations, mood swings, headache, trouble sleeping, or sweating. If you need to stop Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr, follow your prescriber's directions as prescriber knows you. The symptoms of the underlying disorder will likely come forth during & after withdrawal.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR

Withdrawal symptoms may include feeling unwell or unhappy, anxious or irritable, dizzy, confused, or sluggish.
You may also have nausea, unusual skin sensations, mood swings, headache, trouble sleeping, or sweating. If you need to stop Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr, follow your prescriber's directions as prescriber knows you. The symptoms of the underlying disorder will likely come forth during & after withdrawal.
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