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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause short term memory problems?

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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good question

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) generally improves concentration, so it should improve memory because you'd be able to focus better. However, sometimes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increases anxiety, and that could cause a memory issues.
Speak to your physician to sort that through. Hope this answer helped.

In brief: Good question

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) generally improves concentration, so it should improve memory because you'd be able to focus better. However, sometimes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increases anxiety, and that could cause a memory issues.
Speak to your physician to sort that through. Hope this answer helped.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If taking Adderall and it causes memory issues consider the diagnosis, if apprpriate need to eval if lon acting asdderall or short acting or consider changing the meds to somthing like Vyvanse or focalin (dexmethylphenidate).
But if the diagnosis is not appropriiate the medication cand be wrong and will accentuate portal underlying disease.

In brief: Yes

If taking Adderall and it causes memory issues consider the diagnosis, if apprpriate need to eval if lon acting asdderall or short acting or consider changing the meds to somthing like Vyvanse or focalin (dexmethylphenidate).
But if the diagnosis is not appropriiate the medication cand be wrong and will accentuate portal underlying disease.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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