If 2 antidepressants do not work, can I ask my doc for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

If you have . Diagnosed adhd maybe. However, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for the treatment of attention deficet disorders. It would be way, way down the list of meds to try off -label after failures with other medications.

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) act as an antidepressant?

Not normally. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not an antidepressant. It is a stimulant medication that is used to treat add/adhd. It would not be used first line even as an off label medication. If other medications have failed it could be considered as an adjunct medication in a situation where depression presents with low energy level. It might also be considered as an off-label option for depression with a traumatic brain >>>. Read more...
Maybe sometimes. In my practice, with my patients, I have prescribe Adderal regularly for patients with ADHD, and sometimes to patients with depression. In those cases, the patients are on full therapeutic doses of the antidepressant, and their mood is better, but their concentration is still poor. I have found that small or modest doses of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help tremendously. Used alone though, no. Read more...

Should I seek emergency help? I am a 30 year old female. I was on 2 anti-depressants for years and have recently stopped taking them, I am also addicted to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I'm experiencing extreme anxiety symptoms

Hello. . Hello. This is not a simple question and there isn't enough information here to provide a valuable answer. What were the two antidepressants? How long were you on them? What were the dosages of each? Are you still on the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? What is/ was your dose? When did you stop each drug? Extreme anxiety will not kill you. However so drug discontinuation syndromes will. What are your symtptoms besides anxiety? Did you stop cold turkey? Read more...
Get off Adderall! It's very possible that the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is making you very anxious. It can make you feel bad when it's in effect and make you feel bad when it is leaving your system. Is someone prescribing the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for you? If so, ask them to help you get help for this . If you are getting the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) elsewhere, go to an urgent care or er and ask them for help. Read more...

I have ADHD and I haven't took meds for it in a few years I tried various meds but I want to look into Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) what would my doc. Most likely say?

High Blood Pressure. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) class of and methamphetamines are not clean handed. There is a serious warning about cardiac and blood pressure problems. Wellbuterin and straterra are worth a try. Read more...
Usually receptive. Doctors understand that there is no effective test for stimulant medications and which one will be most effective for you. So, unfortunately the trial and error method is usual and customary. Check out our website about a new method for medication optimization and effectiveness. www.brainandbehaviorresearchinstitute.com. Read more...

Been taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 3 yrs prescribed by my doc for ADHD- missed appt last week and am out of Rx-can't reach doc & I leave town Thurs! Wht to do??

You will be ok. While Adderal helps your ADHD symptoms, used properly it is not addictive and not taking it until you can see your doctor again will cause you no harm. You may experience the ADHD symptoms you are being treated for but should be able to utilize any strategies you had in place to address those. Vigorous exercise early in the morning each day will improve your attention and concentration for most of the day. Coffee or tea may help for brief periods of time when you must focus. Read more...