Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?

Benzos and ADHD. This is not a usual combination. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety medications and may cause sedation countering the effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If anxiety complicated your adhd or is contributed to by adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), considering an alternative to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should be discussed with your prescriber.
Psychiatrists. The psychiatrists i refer to seldom prescribe these two medications together. Check with our doctor if you have concerns as to the possible counter indications. My best.

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What is the consensus between combining benzodiazepines with Dexedrine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in resistant bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety and ADHD?

Tough question. There is no consensus that I am aware of on this issue. Patients are individuals and each case should be taken on a case by case basis. Issues to consider include prior responses to medication, substance use issues, family history, current sxs, past sxs, suicidal behavior, past psychiatric hospitalizations, etc, etc.... Read more...

Does amphetamine cause tourettes? My son has ADHD and his pediatrician wants to prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it possible that he will get tourettes from taking the amphetamine medication?

Tourettes . Tourettes is a rare side effect of amphetamine salts. I have used this medication for many years in many patients and have not seen a new case of tourettes. However, if your son has tourettes adding Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may make it worse in rare instances. Read more...
Confusing issue. Tourettes/add/adhd & learning disabilities are often found in the same kid.About 30 years ago the feeling was that stimulant medications might trigger the process.Since that time it is apparent that the tic behavior was not caused by but might emerge early with stimulant treatment. Today we realize that stimulant medication when appropriately used & monitored offers the best help for the most pts. Read more...
No. This previously held belief has been shown to be incorrect. Stimulant medications do not cause tourette's syndrome. Read more...
Tics revealed. If your child is already prone to tic disorders, addition of stimulant medications for ADHD may cause the onset, or increase the frequency. Fortunately, the potential for the tic side effect is somewhat uncommon. Nonstimulant medications such as Strattera (atomoxetine) are available for treatment of ADHD if tics develop with stimulant medications. Read more...

I have been taking ADHD stimulants my whole life. I am currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and I am conserned it is stunting my penis growth. I'm 5.5 inches not grow?

No, it's not . It's probably the last thing you want to do, but if you get a thorough physical exam from your primary care doctor, (s)he can tell you what tanner stage of puberty you're in & talk with you about seeing a pediatric or adult endocrinologist, depending on your age.There are specific measurements they use (none of which hurt you) & they have growth charts for just about every part of the body. Read more...
Not possible. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has got nothing to do with penis growth. Penis size and growth is dependent on your genes and race. A lot of teenagers are worried about penis size, your size is just fine and in normal range. Don't try to measure up to guys in the porn movies, those sizes are not normal. Read more...

Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 2007, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helped me finish grad school successfully. I would like to start taking it again. Are you able to prescribe?

Controlled substance. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a controlled substance and needs to be prescribed by a physician you have an ongoing relationship with and who follows you regularly with in-office exams. The script needs to be written on paper (can not be prescribed electronically or called in). The virtual model is not appropriate for management of this chronic issue. Read more...
YES IT CAN BE. If you are asking if the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be prescribed again as a n adult the answer is yes and you need to find a psychiatrist who treats adults with ADD. Read more...
Not through healhtap. You need a doctor who has examined you, taken a history and reviewed your experience with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a schedule 2, controlled medication and requires a relationship with the prescribing doctor who can follow you and make sure to prescribe correctly. Read more...
Not from this site. Prescribing any drug needs to be backed up by documented need, physical exam and any studies the physician feels appropriate. Adderall is closely monitored by the feds and state. Adults who had ADHD as a kid are less likely to be labeled drug seekers as adults, but expect any physician, neurologist or psychiatrist who agrees to treat you to spend some time justifying the need before prescribing it. Read more...
Why do you want. to start it again. Are you back to school or having difficulty at work? Read more...
Questions. This part of HealthTap does not include the capability to provide direct care. However, the decision about starting back on Adderall would depend on whether you are struggling with symptoms of ADHD to the extent that you daily functioning is significantly affected in some way. Read more...
Controlled. Substances are not prescribed on HealthTap. Try to get an appointment with your primary care physician and see what his/her opinion is on restarting Adderall. Read more...

Can medical doctor prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? I was given Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) several years ago it made me think clearer and lost weight my psychiatrist won't do it

Stimulants. Physicians can prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) if there is a medical indication & the risks are outweighed by potential benefits. If you don't have a formal diagnosis of add/adhd your physician may not be willing to prescribe it. There are other options beside stimulants if you have add or adhd. Read more...
Yes. Any md can prescribe any medication they feel competent to use . Obviously your psychiatrist does not feel it is an appropriate wt loss strategy.I would have to agree. Read more...

Why is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) more commonly prescribed for add/adhd medication than the other drugs?

Name recognition. Adderall and Concerta ruled the roost for many years in terms of most commonly prescribed medications for adhd. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is gaining ground these days. The two stimulant classes are amphetamine & methylphenidate, with each having different brands that vary in terms of length of action and delivery method. Doctors (& patients) develop favorites, but they work pretty similarly. Read more...
Cheap and effective. Generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is much less expensive than other adhd drugs and for many people it works well and has fewer side effects. Read more...
Often effective. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is often effective in treating ADHD (high effect size). It can be dosed in small increments and is generally well tolerated. Major concerns would be ongoing substance abuse concerns, heart or blood pressure concerns, existing psychosis, major troubles with sleep, concern for making anxiety worse, loss of appetite, wear off effects including irritability, diversion, etc. is generic. Read more...

What other possible ADHD meds are there/drug that functions the same as adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) any kind outside the standard prescribed meds that can be used?

Adder all. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is derived from dextro amphetamine and amphetamine. They were Dexedrine , still available , and benzedrine, not. Desoxyn is available , methamphetamine , but rarely rx'd. If you seek nonamphetamine stimulants, methylphenidate formulations are plentiful, Ritalin was the first. There is a new med, vyanase, a prodrug amphetamine, that only gets active after ingestion and metabolic breakdown. Read more...
Several. There are many stimulant class medications. Even some new ones, just released. As for outside the standard medications, i would talk about this with your doctor, but exhausting your possibilities with what is currently a 'labeled use' is better. Read more...