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How many mg of 20 mg adderall XR are released at once?
I have been prescribed adderall XR 20 mg pills. Does this mean that 10 mg of the adderall is release initially and the other 10 mg is released periodically throughout the day? Or does it mean that 20 mg of adderall is released consistantly throughout the day, so I will be experiencing 20mg of adderall for about 12 hours?
Devin Harvan
05/13/11
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Adderall xr 25 Mg. ?????
My brother has add, and he has adderall, he has 25 mg. I have some problems concerntrating i think i have a little bit of adhd. Cause im always running around. Is it ok to take just one to see how it affects me and then go to the doctor. I only plan to take it once. will it hurt me to take one and see the results. It 25 mg. adderall xr?????
Bella J
02/12/08
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  It's never OK to take someone else's prescription. Go to your doctor, talk to him or her, but don't take your brother's RX. Adderall is a C2 narcotic, you could really hurt yourself.
Baker
02/12/08
Help! I just took my regular 10 mg dose of adderall and ate cucumbers and radishes what do I do?
I just read that cucumber has Vitamin C.. does that mean that my adderall isn't going to work today at all? Would drinking coffee do anything to help make it work more? How about if I take another adderall?
Dudeyoucandoit89
01/30/09
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  What ever you do don't take another adderall. My son takes it too. You could over dose on it. Just call your doctor or pharmacy to get the real answers.
peanut
01/30/09
what happens if u take adderall xr and drink alcohol?
i take 15 mg of adderall xr, i havent had alcohol since ive started taking adderall xr, and im not a heavy drinker.
does anybody know what some of the side effects would be or what i should be aware of?
brandy**
09/21/07
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  I wouldn't (and don't drink) when the adderall is in my system. Remember that adderall has a half life in hours so by the evening time, it will have been metabolized already and out of your system.
nonlinear
09/25/07
Adderall 10mg before bed?
Hi everyone!! I'm on a few psychotropic medications. I take a 30mg Adderall XR in the morning.

My doctor has instructed me to take 1-.5mg Adderall pill just before bed. I asked her if that was accurate and she said "yes' that it was,but didn't really get any explanation.

I've noticed that when I take vs. when I don't take it my dreams are very vivid and when I don't take it I experience horrible dreams and sleep and wake up with anxiety.
Sometimes it can be a mixture of both or one stronger than the other types of dreams. Very strange. I'm more interested in why at bedtime she has me taking this.

Aside from the dreams,does anyone have any kind of knowledge as to why the doctor would have me take amphetamine sulphate or Adderall at bedtime? What is the point of giving me a stimulant right before bed? Isn't the point of Adderall to keep you wide awake and super focused...etc?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

J
Jason
06/30/10
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  weird.. adderall is supposed to keep you awake and alert.
amanda
06/30/10
Adderall 10mg before bed?
Hi everyone!! I'm on a few psychotropic medications. I take a 30mg Adderall XR in the morning.

My doctor has instructed me to take 1-.5mg Adderall pill just before bed. I asked her if that was accurate and she said "yes' that it was,but didn't really get any explanation.

I've noticed that when I take vs. when I don't take it my dreams are very vivid and when I don't take it I experience horrible dreams and sleep and wake up with anxiety.
Sometimes it can be a mixture of both or one stronger than the other types of dreams. Very strange. I'm more interested in why at bedtime she has me taking this.

Aside from the dreams,does anyone have any kind of knowledge as to why the doctor would have me take amphetamine sulphate or Adderall at bedtime? What is the point of giving me a stimulant right before bed? Isn't the point of Adderall to keep you wide awake and super focused...etc?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

J

06/30/10
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  weird.. adderall is supposed to keep you awake and alert.
amanda
06/30/10
What does cigarette effect on Adderall XR?
Hello I am trying to find answer about cigarette effect on Adderall XR. I do smoke sometimes so first time I took Adderall XR 10 mg and it was great so after few days later, I started to lose my focus and seem that it doesn't do well for me. Is it because I smoke and it can cause to lose effect from Adderall XR? I hope I can receive good answers, thanks.
egtyper9
06/20/08
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  Check the insert that came with your medication. Adderall has been prescribed to also help quit smoking, so check the insert for recommendations and product warnings. As a sidebar, it's also supposed to help reduce the risk of weight gain associated with quitting smoking.
Compassionate Princess
06/20/08
Meth vs. Adderall XR? 5 stars?
I have taken Adderall XR once or twice and never gotten addicted to it. using 50mcg. I admit being a little depressed but I was offered to take meth snorting it that is. but I didnt because I know its a nasty drug. But is meth really that bad to try it at least once. They say that meth is 10times more stronger than adderall... amphetmines that is.?

07/30/10
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  save yourself the risk of a possible problem. if you get addicted to other things easily such as sex, alcohol, money, then more then likley you will have a problem with it. i am high on meth right now and it aint all that. right now i feel like my hearts going to explode. can you imagine what that feels like? scary, and there is nothing i can do about it but sit here and take it. one day my heart prob will explode. and ill be f**ked. Don't be f**ked with me.
hopefull or hopeless...?
07/30/10
Adderall XR 20 mg not working?
I was recently prescribed Adderall XR 20 mg. Its been about a week and I can hardly tell its working. I just drink a ton of water and use the bathroom a LOT, but I still daydream all day and people always have to repeat things to me because I zone out and cant listen at all. I still have almost every other symptom I've always had.
Adderall used to work for me back in high school, I would take it and I felt great! I would take pages of notes every class and never felt awkward in social situations, I could be outgoing and be myself without worrying what anyone thinks. That adderall was a 30 mg XR though.
I also suffer from social anxiety and depression, and I have been taking 100 mg Zoloft daily for months.
So do you think my dose could be too low or has anything changed that makes adderall not even work for me any more?? Also is there any way to make it more effective? I heard drinking baking soda mixed with water works but it sounds disgusting.
Thanks a lot
bang bang skeet skeet
02/20/10
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  I would give it some time, some medications take several weeks to work.
C Z
02/20/10
Can adderall cause this? Can I do this while taking adderall?
I started taking Adderall 20mg about a week ago. Sometimes I get hot flashes and my face gets all red. Is this normal? Also, can you drink beer while on it and smoke small amounts of pot once in a while? I also take welbutrin 150mg, celexa 20mg, and corgard 20mg.
MetalChick
04/14/08
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  Hot flashes are one of the side effects of being on it.
I take adderall also and I occassionally have hot flashes too. Drink a lot of water when you take it. That helps me.

Also, don't drink or smoke pot when you take it or when you dose is in effect. That will make your side effects worse and it will probably intensify the medicine and make you have more problems.
♥Hope♥
04/14/08
Has anyone mixed adderall xr 10 mg with vicodin? (NOT DRUG ABUSE)?
I just started taking adderall xr 10mg three days ago. The first day it helped a lot with concentration and effectiveness. I am also taking vicodin and penicillin for a mouth infection, also started three days ago. My big issue is that i am having side effects like extreme confusion, fatigue and depression among others. Each of these symptoms can be caused by allergic reactions from penicillin OR adderall. Before I trial and error by discontinuing use of one of them (most likely penicillinn), I was hoping someone could tell me if it's just from mixing adderall and vicodin.
vinson-scott
07/24/10
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  Starting these three together was a bad idea, exactly for the reason you've run in to: which new med is causing the problem? Who wrote you adderall xr on top of the other meds?

However, you are in the situation you are in. Confusion and fatigue are side effects of vicodin. This is why you were told not to drive while taking it. This is not an allergy to vicodin. It is the sedative effect of a powerful pain medicine.

Your symptoms are not an allergy to penicillin or adderall. An allergy would present completely differently. Adderall can disrupt your sleep at night but would give you energy for the day. Three days in, the sleep disruption would be unlikely to overpower the stimulant, so this isn't likely.

Do not stop the penicilin. That will leave you with a drug-resistant infection.

Call the doctors who prescribed the meds and tell them what is going on. If you can't wait until Monday, discontinue the vicodin. It is almost certainly what is causing your fatigue and malaise.

07/24/10
Anyone taking adderall xr and lose weight?
I'm 19 and have recently been diagnosed with adhd. I'm on Adderall XR 15 mg and its working wonders for me. I have been on this med for 1 week and a half and I'm finding its not lasting. After lunch its really hard for me to focus. Does a higher dose prove to be more effective? Also, I really like that it is helping me lose weight! Is there a particular diet that helps while on adderall?
♥mexy♥
11/20/07
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  When I was prescribed this medicine I surely did lose weight.But I think it was because all I wanted was sleep. Pls check with doctor or pharmacist. Losing weight may be ok but if you short your nutritional requirements you will defeat the purpose of the medicine.. Good Luck
duchess
11/20/07
i took adderall xr 15 mg yesterday, its perscribed i didnt feel anything so i took 2 today, is that bad?
i have ADD, i got prescribed adderall 15 mg xr so i took double the dosage today cause i didn't feel anything yesterday. so i'm wondering whether its cause im soar from lifting or its the Adderall causing pain when i take a deep breath?
EFFED UP
04/29/09
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  You can OD on most Drugs, so
if it says take one tab, take one
as prescribed ( Habit forming )
trebor2
04/29/09
how many 10 mg Dextroamphetamine sulfate or "dexies" tablets do I need to feel up and high?
It's not Adderall because I'm perscribed to two different types of adderall and this isn't the same.
I'm perscribed to 20mg xr adderall and 10 mg tablets then someone gave me these dexies and told me they are way better... so will they make you more aware and awake?
insainxignorance
03/24/10
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  The brand name is Dexedrine, dexies is just slang.

It is impossible to know how anyone will react to a drug. You may not get high at all, you may have a bunch of side effects and the experience could be terrible. If you are someone who gets "high" from dextroamphetamine it might take as little as 5 mg or it could be much higher. Medically the maximum dose is 60 mg/day, typically dived into 2-3 doses. However larger doses may be appropriate for people with sleeping disorders but large doses in particular should only be used under careful medical supervision.

I can't advise you use the drug to get high. Dextroamphetamine is speed and I don't mean "sort of speed" or "similar to speed," I mean it is pharmaceutical grade speed. So there is a risk of addiction and people can have significant side effects.

Having said that if you are still going to use it keep the dose as small as you can. Since a small dose may be enough start there and if you really want you can increase it. Regular Dexedrine (there is also an extended-release form (capsules) works very quickly. And side effects are typically dose dependent, meaning a higher dose increases the chance and severity of side effects.
Mathieu
03/24/10
Is it safe to combine Adderall and Nuvigil (Anti Narcolepsy) at the same time?
I'm on Adderall and Nuvigil and was wondering if it's safe to take 25mg Adderall and 250mg Nuvigil.
Sco
10/09/10
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  I'm not a MD, but you should really ask one. Anyone can lie to you on the internet, and it really isn't safe to be taking medical advice like this from strangers who want points. I'm not sure, but I think your local pharmacy can answer that question. And it shouldn't cost you anything
Tyler Larson
10/09/10
I am prescribed prilosec and adderall xr how can I take these medications without drug interactions?
I recently read that some medications for acid reflux can interact with adderall xr. I take the generic form of prilosec (Omerpraszole 20mg) and also adderall xr. Do these medications cause a interaction? How can I take them so that I avoid a possible interaction?
Terra Amador
07/10/10
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  There's no interaction.

For the future, your pharmacist/chemist is a great FREE resource.
ckm1956
07/12/10
Is methylin er like adderall?
my med insurance doesnt cover adderall anymore so my doc gave me methylin instead. i use it for my adhd mostly as well as to help me lose a little wieght cuz i know adderall had the side effect of wieght loss. Is methylin er going to basically do the same things? Can someone tell me the side affects and ebverythin?
Marley
01/16/09
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  Yes, it is actually the same thing.
Avoid taking it in the afternoon or evening, as it may keep you up all night.

The most common side effect with antipsychotics and mild central nervous system stimulants are:

Inability to fall or stay asleep, nervousness, paranoia, panic attacks, etc. (But please don't panic)

Just stay calm and avoid stressful situations or people when taking your medication.

And do know if you're taking meds./drugs to help you feel better mentally, they will always make you feel a little worst psychologically.

Take care of yourself
Excuse me
01/16/09
I take Adderall XR 30 mg daily and want to drink safely. Will I be ok if I skip my dose that day?
I do not drink often and am going to a friends wedding so I want to drink and have fun but do not want to get out of control because the adderall decreases my ability to know when I am drunk. I just want to know if all the adderall will be out of my system if I skip the dose for 1 day.
L-Z
10/01/10
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  Adderall XR is the sustained release formulation and it will take up to 1 day for the Adderall to clear from your bloodstream. It may be possible for you to hold the Adderall for one day depending on why you are on it. It is always best to check with the prescribing doctor before you hold a dose and I would suggest you do that before.
Agnodice
10/05/10
Adderall Side Effect Questions?
I take Adderall on rare occasions and i notice i lose a little weight if i take 3 20 mg xr pills for around 3 or 4 days about how much weight will i lose
Also my penis is 7.5 inches off the Adderall and around 6.5 on it. Is this a permanant side effect.


And give me some real answers here
HCKYMAN
12/03/08
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  I was on Adderall XR 20mg for a year and my doctor took me off of them because I went from being 20 pounds over weight to 20 pounds underweight, the side effects will continue as long as you take the pills so if you stop taking the pills you'll regain your appetite and your penis will go back to its normal size.

Hope I helped!
Jenn
12/03/08
Effects of Adderall XR 10 mg?
I just got diagnosed with ADHD today for the first time in my life, I'm 17 years old, and the doctor prescribed me a low dosage of Adderall xr 10 mg. I'm excited to start taking it because for once in my life I may be able to actually focus and keep a train of thought, but I also want to know more of what im getting into. So if anyone has ever taken adderall xr 10 mg can you please tell me what your experience was like and what kind effects you had and what I should expect. Some info about me: I very recently turned 17 and I'm 5 feet and 1 1/2 inches tall and weigh121 pounds. any info will help THANKs SO MUCH!
carmel c
11/25/08
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  well, as you know, its a really strong stimulant, so take it slow and easy. ive been on it for 2 years now, and im tolerant to the highest max dose, so i suggest not to take it everyday, and if you need a higer dosage change, go in small incriments- so it takes longer to become tolerant to it. also, it will make you lose alot of weight, it will make you not hungry at all, and when you look at food, it kinda makes you neaseous, so drink lots of water and make sure you eat! what i did was before i even took it, i would eat a meal (not a small or big meal, just normal size meal), and then take it, because if you dont eat, then you'll not eat for the rest of the day. it helped me alot, it changed my life for the better, but again, make sure you take it slow, and try not to take it everyday. also, it may change your social skills, (like now you wont talk all day during class and would want to stay home and do hw instead of going out). that happened a lot to me, if you notice that youre social skills are becoming different, try to change it. like, i noticed i wasnt going out on the weekends anymore, so i forced myself to go out and have fun for at least once a week. but i hoped this helps...and good luck!!:)
iloveu2_21
11/29/08
Is it safe to take the 5-hour energy drink with Adderall?
I take Adderall XR 40mg. (I've been on it daily for quite a while though. It doesn't have the same effect on me as people who only take it when needed)

I was wondering if it would be safe to take the 5-hour energy drink later in the day. (Once I feel the Adderall start to wear off?)
Shannon
01/23/09
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  I dont think it would be good unless you know that the Adderall has completely worn off. Because all the enery shot is, is one shot made up of concentrated caffeine that will kick start you and have you wired!
Samantha
01/23/09
My Adderall XR (30 mgs.) has pooped out...?
I've been taking Adderall XR (30 mgs.) since October 2006. My doctor told me to take it everyday since I'm an adult (20-years-old). I just don't feel like myself if I don't take it in the morning.

I've noticed that it has lost some of its effectiveness. When I started taking it in October, I was able to work on my homework for hours upon hours upon hours. Is this normal? I've also noticed that if I don't take it for a good four days, it works a lot better. I have to take it everyday though because I have college classes! What's the deal? My younger brother (freshman in high school) has noticed the same thing!

Should I switch to Adderall without extended release (XR)? I've heard the quick-acting Adderall works a lot better. Help!
Creme de la Creme
05/11/07
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  Hey there, I just saw your other post about Ritalin.
I'm 31 and have always had ADHD. I've been on Ritalin and Adderall, but my hair started to thin and I got too skinny. I've started a bit ago on Wellbutrin XL. It's a bit unconventional, but I live in Asia and it's used for that here.
I've never known Adderall to poop out, but I find Wellbutrin to be a lot more helpful. There are no highs and lows at all, and I am alert and hard working all day. I've never noticed a reduction in effectiveness. I can't say enough good about it.
I'm not sure how your doctor feels about it, but it's worth asking about.
Good luck with whatever you do!
lil sammy
05/11/07
when i take my adderall xr 30 mg and cymbaltal 30mg it seems to make the adderall stronger any reason why?
sbmichalak
01/24/08
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  stop taking drugs.
getagrip
01/24/08
What is the difference between Ritalin SR and Adderall XR?
I plan to switch from Dexedrine (r) 15mg tid to either Ritalin SR or Adderall XR 20mg tid = 60mg total daily. I also want to know from people who have used Ritalin IR (immediate release) dosing of 20 tid = 60 mg total daily.

I prefer answers from members who have actually *used* the drug rather than regurgitated information from the internet. I have done my fair share of research to create my own library.

So far, I have read that Ritalin, and Ritalin SR preparations have more or a dopaminergic (i.e., dopamine agonist) effect than amphetamines, e.g., Adderall and Dexedrine. I cannot explain this very well in laymen's terms, but, if you have used medications that inihibit reuptake of a certain chemical, then you know where I am going with this (e.g., anti-depressants, ect).

To summarize, I am torn between the dopamine reuptake inhibiting Ritalin/Ritalin SR and Adderall XR dosing at 20mg tid. Adderall has a longer T1/2 (half-life) than Ritalin. Dexedrine T1/2 is 12-48 hrs
chigliak_0426
04/07/07
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  I have used both for ADHD. I personally like the Adderall better, but Ritalin has been around for a long time and has a good safety record. I would really go by what works best and has the least side effects for you, everyone is different. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer for you but my preference is Adderall.
Rachel L 5555
04/07/07
What is worse for you - 1 energy drink or 15 mg of adderall?
Pretty straight forward. I'm curious. What causes more damage to your body? Adderall XR if it matters.
Sterling
12/01/09
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  LoL... if you only had one dose, with no chance of getting more, i'd say the energy drink is worse for you.. But, 15 milligrams, will eventually turn into 30mgs, then 50mgs, then more and more. Energy drinks aren't exactly addictive, amphetamine (adderall) is...
Mike D
12/05/09
what effect will adderall xr 10 mg have ?
was on concerta 36mg but was changed to adderall xr 10 mg?
chekit
05/12/09
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  its an extended release capsule so over the course of the day its going to release small amounts of dextro amphetamine into your system you will feel thirsty maybe jittery but nothing major
Matt
05/12/09
what effect will adderall xr 10 mg have ?
was on concerta 36mg but was changed to adderall xr 10 mg?

05/12/09
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  its an extended release capsule so over the course of the day its going to release small amounts of dextro amphetamine into your system you will feel thirsty maybe jittery but nothing major

05/12/09
How does adderall and hydrochlorothiazide react when taken together?
I want to lower my blood pressure when I take adderall by taking a water pill called hydrochlorothiazide. On my prescription info it warns me to tell my doctor when I take both together. Why? What is the reaction from taking a water pill and adderall?
Is it okay to do it if I drink mass amounts of water?
coldplaykitty
02/23/08
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  Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) affects the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, removes extra water from the body in order to maintain the blood pressure within the parameters set by your physician.

If you have moderate to severe high blood pressure, please point your medications and your condition to your doctor. It is not recommended to drink extra fluid because it will simply make the hydrochlorothiazide's dose ineffective; plus ingesting extra fluid might cause hypertension due to your body's condition and may strain the heart.
tranquil
02/23/08
Is it ok to take a Ace inhibitor (ramipril) and adderall (60mg a day)?
Ive been taking adderall for more than five years with great results, but now find out I have very high blood pressure and need to take medicine to control it.
wbuffett0000
04/03/08
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  This is NOT a question for Yahoo! Answers. You need to call a pharmacist or your doctor. Both are free phone calls and you are assured that person has a diploma on the wall and isn't an anonymous teenager trying to kill you with some bad advice.
nonlinear
04/07/08
is there a difference between adderall and dextrostat?
i was prescribed dextroamphetamine and i think that's just an older version of adderall... i was just wondering if anybody knew if one was more addicting than the other or had more dramatic effects on appetite.. any little things like that?
nobuddyyy
08/09/10
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  Dextroamphetamine IS different than Adderall. Adderall, which is the brand name for generic "Amphetamines", contains 4 different amphetamine salts including dextroamphetamine.

Dexedrine is the brand name for dextroamphetamine, just like Adderall is the brand name for amphetamines. Dexedrine and Adderall work primarily the same. Dexedrine is pure dextroamphetamine and it will basically help you focus, and it will supress your appetite the same as Adderall. Dexedrine is a little bit stronger than Adderall at equal doses.

They are both addicting, but if you truly have ADD/ADHD, you most likely will not get addicted to them because they work differently in ppl that have ADD/ADHD compared to a normal person taking it. Thats why you HAVE to have a script for it. You should REALLY find something else to get high on if that is what you are using it for. I say that because they both make you feel really good the 1st week or 2 at the most, even if you have ADD like me. BUT after that "honeymoon'' period, it doesn't make you feel happy anymore, unless you take pretty much double what your supposed to. If you do this, you will run out really quickly and it is VERY detrimental to your organs (read studies).

I remember when I first was prescribed Adderall, I thought it was the best thing ever(I had experimented illegally with other things in the past). And what was even better was that I had a prescription for it! I could be getting high legally everyday! But I soon realized after 1 week, I didn't feel euphoric anymore, but it still helped my focus (which was the major problem with ADD). So I never abused it after that and I take it like I was prescribed and it still really helps me focus. I get my "highs" from other things like sports, but I will still dabble in experimenting with other drugs.

Pretty much if you take it like you are supposed to for the purpose of helping you concentrate and focus, then it is a life saver. BUT if you take it to get high and feel good, it will only bring bad results. And the bad effects will come quickly and cause permanent damage at high doses. Good Luck!
Drizzy Nuggar
08/09/10
Can adderall make you crave cigarettes?
I was pregnant and didn't smoke the whole time, but did smoke before pregnancy. Since that time I was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed adderall. I take 12.5 mg in the morning and at 1pm. I have began craving cigarettes again. I also feel like I have extra energy and have a decreased appetite. Is my dose too high, or could I possibly not be ADHD? What is the correlation between cigarette cravings and Adderall. Please no rude remarks. Need real advice!
Kara K
02/20/09
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  It's possible that you are misdiagnosed or that your prescription is too strong. Those are always going to be side effects, but if you are losing weight due to metabolism and not eating, that's not good.

I'm not sure about the craving of cigarettes. Adderall is a stimulant, and so is nicotine, so I suppose it could trigger that. Also if it makes you manic, you might be likely to do self-destructive things like smoking and other things.
Iori in Danger
02/20/09
adhd/ adderall xr 10 mg pill?
well, im still kinda scared to talk to my aunt about how im feeling and that i might have adhd. (im afraid she will laugh at me)
well, anyway, i was talking to this with my cousin (who does have adhd) and she said i might be.

she gave me a few of her adderall xr(10mg) and told me to take it in the morning before school.

well, i dont know how much to take, or what the side effects will be.

please help me with this.

if you have adhd and are on adderall xr, please tell me what you think the proper dosage would be for an 18 years old. ( i took one of them (10mg) and it didnt seem to do much good. i still wasnt able to pay attention to stuff.) do i need more? how much?

( i dont want to take too much of it becuse i dont know if i'll pass out during school or something like that, and if i pass out, they will test my blood or something, and they will tell my dad i took too much adderall, then he will get pissed because he will think im some sort of drug head,... and im not a drug head......oh...sorry for the crazy rant..its just the inner me coming out ha ha )

but realy, how much should i take.
a girl with a dream
01/19/09
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  Adderall is also used for other conditions, not just ADHD. You should never take a prescription drug that is not meant for you. Everyone reacts differently to medications and what helps one, may harm another. Talk to your aunt, or another adult if she doesn't take you seriously. You may not have ADHD and something else could be going on that causes the same symptoms. It's better to be safe and get it checked out rather than popping someone else's meds.
amariel
01/19/09
Is 30 mg of extended realease adderall alot?
I have a prescription for 30 mg of Adderall XR and Im pretty sure I can handle upping it to 40 or 50. Do you think it's too much? I mean have been using it for like 4 years now and I started off with 20mg and now 30. I can't feel the effects as much but I guess it does the trick.
shantal
03/10/09
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  no because usually as u get older u will need higher dosages
Ericka L
03/10/09
What dose of adderall do you think is right for me?
I started taking adderall 2 months ago, at 7.5 milligrams (a quarter of a regular 20 mil. adderall pill a day). At times I feel like it's plenty, at other times not enough. Yet when I've tried taking 15 milligrams at once it can be way too overstimulating and almost have an adverse effect. I also don't like the idea of taking two doses a day, then you really are always coming down and coming up at the same time if you know what I mean. And extended release did not agree with me the one time I took it.
Sherry R
12/27/10
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  Medication doses are decided upon by a physician, preferably one treating you for the condition for which you take it, not by a poll on Yahoo Answers.
DeannetheGreat
12/27/10
How long will I have to keep taking Adderall XR?
I am Adderall XR 20 mgs every 8 hours. I weigh 170lbs and am 32 y/o. I was put on it for intermittent explosive disorder/ defiant dissorder. I am eating "the ADHD diet" and exercise 1.5 hours 4 days a week. The doctor tried Stratera and Provigil first, but they gave me severe headaches at the lowest dose. I've been on the Adderall for 5 months and my family loves the result " no irritability and I will sit down". It lowered my blood pressure to 116/72 and slowed down my brain- which it's hard to adjust to when you have always had alot of enrgy. I thought I was better and missed a few doses and got a massive amount of energy but my brain was like a light show of images. I really think I feel better without it but nobody wants to be around me when I don't take it because I annoy them. Do I have to take it the rest of my life? The doctor also thinks 1 mg per kg would be of more benefit- so he wants to up it. Why am I light/sound sensitive without the Adderall XR?
I have been sensitive to light and sound my whole life. The Adderall stops the sensitivity and when I quit taking it, it rebounds and comes back.
Ravenous
06/17/07
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  You raise a great question for those living with life altering mental illness.

I'm living with mood disorders, where I'm taking 2 major meds that have prolific effects on my energy levels - essentially I feel somewhat contained and limited in my flight of ideas - which for me is quite discering. What I've learned to do is weigh the costs and benefits to taking meds. When analyzing the results of my social life, financial status, family relationships, health and overall sense of selfe, I feel much more comfortable staying on the meds as the benefits far outweigh the costs. It's taken me a while to get to this point, through extensive med management and psychotherapy - but the answers are clear as day for me.

There may be other underlying factors that contribute to what you define as an optimal state of well being. However, from what you wrote, you seem to be in good health and depending on how you value your relationships with your family, will determine the value of taking the meds vs. not taking them.

From your other question, it appears that you may be experiencing withdrawal effects from amphetamine (which is what adderall is essentially) but this is something to discuss with your Dr.

Good luck to you.
Altruist
06/17/07
What are the differences in dosage between Ritalin and Adderall?
I currently take Ritalin for ADD. I take 20mg 3x a day. I want to switch to Adderall because I don't much like the roller coaster like ups and downs of ritalin. I have taken both before and I preferred adderall because it is a lot smoother, however, I don't remember the dosages I used to have and what worked. So, should I take the same dosage in adderall as I do with the ritalin even though it is a completely different type of drug? Please let me know your experience with the medications. Thanks.

PS, I don't want to hear from any of you holier than thou posters who want to scream "RITALIN IS BAD!". Post your opinions somewhere else, k thanks.
:) thanks Omar.. I'm not in college at the moment. Because of my ADD, I think I'm a 10 time dropout. I stay away from the recreational drugs, as they are frowned upon in the AA groups I'm in. I have ADD from a trip through a car windshield and I have to take it just to function normally.. Work and stuff. Remember to put on my undies before my pants, and whatnot... :| Ritalin causes major ups and downs. And i really don't like feeling like I'm "high". I do want to go back to nursing school in the spring so thats why I'm trying to get this all hammered out now...
lain_xiii
08/29/06
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  adderall is far better
uimblue
09/06/06
I have been researching on dopamine, serotonin levels... also adderall and 5 htp. ?
I am attempting to decipher, based on me, where my neurotransmitters are in comparison to each other. I have been on many meds.. not quite sure what do to. any good links or advice? I am currently on adderall... was on 5htp. I have a high mental idle speed.
Jeremy
05/05/11
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  HMMMMM, This is not possible I doubt you will have success in finding out " where your neurotransmitters are in comparison to each other" even with the lastest scanning technology a research psychiatruist couldn't do that.
trickcyclist
05/05/11
h bomb ecstasy pill and an adderall xr 20 mg?
i too a adderall xr 20 mg at 130 pm and am going to take a yellow h bomb ecstasy pill tonight at 8 or 9.. will anything happen because of the adderall?
Roxy
11/13/10
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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5i7t2v07Is
Derp
11/13/10
can i use steroids if im currently using adderall xr 30 mg?
Im 19 years old and thinking of taking steroids just to get bigger but im worried that if I use it it can have bad sides effect since I take adderall xr30 mg for my adhd
Alex Campo
04/05/11
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  stop and think before you do this, i'm 19 too and i'm telling you it's not Worth it. What will you gain from steroids besides bigger muscles? Nothing, seriously all you will get is bigger muscles and a bad attitude toward life. I've seen it happen to people. If you want to get bigger then go lift at a local gym and eat a ton of food. Seriously don't do it.
Aaron
04/05/11
I just started taking Adderall 10 mg extended release yesterday and I have a few questions?
I was diagnosed with ADD and I was wondering if anyone has or is taking Adderall and the side effects it gave you. Did it help you and how? Thanks
Binx
07/20/09
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  I used to take a couple of the 10mg ones recreationally until they started giving me panic attacks, but i have a bunch of friends who take adderall as prescribed and it helps them concentrate in class. I took adderall for a couple exams and I think it definately helped.
Aldebaran
07/23/09
How long does it take for 20 MGs of adderall to get out your system?
So If I take one 20mg adderall everyday for the month of june, and have to get a UA in July...could I just stop on like the 27th of june and it be out?
Dance Nicki Dance
06/12/09
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  If the doctor didn't prescribe it for you then please don't take it. Then you don't need to worry about it being in your blood. Even if you are taking Adderall legally for ADD then what's the problem? Just list it and the doctor. This medication is very helpful for people with this disease. When you don't have this there's only one reason you would take it and I, for one hope that you do get caught. Never take a prescription drug unless the doctor tells you to. Then you'll never need to worry about this being done. What will you do when you are called in for a spot check? They do this all the time. Don't get too used to a set routine because right when you are you'll surly get a spot check. Good luck and God Bless
namairb2
06/12/09
If I took Adderall at 7:30 this morning, can I take it again tonight if I pull an allnighter?
I took adderall at 7:30 this morning, I am now reading a book that is due soon and I need help focusing, is it okay to take it again for the night?
erynn f
07/30/11
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How do I get my doctor to give me adderall instead of strattera?
I'm 16
My parents will let my doctor give it to me
I know adderall works better for me
I recently was diagnosed with ADD and my doctor gave me a trial of strattera
I know adderall works better because a friend with ADD let me try theirs. Strattera makes me tired. And just because some is a doctor doesn't mean I have to blindly take whatever pill they give me.
John John
10/04/09
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  How do you know it works better? Are you a doctor or did you just like how you felt when you tried it for recreational use and now you want more?
The doctor is the one who has been to school for 12-15 years to be knowledgeable and informed to know what medications are good for peoples' issues and illnesses. He made the decision that this what he would like you to try. You don't go into a doctor's office and dictate to them what you want them to give you. You're the patient.
Give this medication a try and see if it works.
ADD is just overdiagnosed nonsense anyway.

EDIT..........THERE IS NO POINT IN SEEING A DOCTOR IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO WHAT THEY SUGGEST ANYWAY.
YOU'RE YOUNG. YOU'LL FIGURE IT OUT.
DID YOU KNOW ITS ILLEGAL TO SHARE A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION?
Nurse For 21 Years
10/04/09
What is the difference between adderall and vyvanse?
I know adderall is stronger than vyvanse, can someone tell me how stronger per 10 mg? Like for example, 50 mg vyvanse being equal to 20 mg adderall. Please and thank you.
If this should be in different category please tell me which please and thank you
LilJake904
02/23/10
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  It’s important to note, that Adderall is not necessarily stronger than Vyvanse, Adderall simply has a quicker onset of action, which means, Adderall expresses its effects fastest than Vyvanse. Adderall IR last in most people 4-6hrs Adderall XR 6-8hrs and Vyvanse is designed to last up to 14-16 hours. 70MG of Vyvanse is equal to about 35MG of Adderall IR. 60MG Vyvanse, 30MG of Adderall IR...

It’s important to note that Vyvanse has more D-amphetamine than any other stimulant. Vyvanse simply has a protein attached to it, so that the D-amphetamine is broken down more slowly. In order for the D-amphetamine to pass the blood brain barrier, the protein attached to the medication much first be removed. And Adderall enters the brain directly without delay.
Chad
02/24/10
Looking for info on Effexor or Sonata - currently taking Adderall?
I was recently prescribed Effexor and Sonata for depression and trouble sleeping along with Niravam for infrequent anxiety attacks (have taken this before). I have been taking Adderall everyday for a year now (40 mg) The only medicines I plan to take daily are Effexor and Adderall, leaving the other two as needed. I am mainly wondering what to expect in terms of side effects once I start taking Effexor.
I was not given very much information from the psychiatrist, so any helpful info or feedback on either of the medications would be appreciated.
Thanks!
sweetienat123
01/07/07
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  i was taking effexor a few years ago, also primarily for anxiety, and mild depression. the main complaint i had was the constipation.... make sure you have exceeding amounts of fibre.... every other 'side effect' was mild enough not to cause any problems. the other issue i had was weight, but then everyone tells me that is not caused by the tablets, but maybe its a water retention thing...

i actually changed to lexapro. again this was for combination depression anxiety, and i found it had the least amount of side effects, neither weight or constipation was an issue. good luck.
anyway, atleast once your on them, you reduce your attacks, so there is always that pro to taking any of the drugs.
bundygrrrl
01/07/07
Can you take Adderall 5 mgs four times a day?
I was diagnosed with ADHD, 3 years, I'm now trying medicine to help the situation. The Dr. prescribed me 10 mgs of Adderall twice a day, but I feel its a bit strong, so I thought lets break it up into 4 times a day, with 5 mg tablets. Is this going to kill me? Has anyone done this?
jbazdesign
02/08/08
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  It is not like you have to make sure you get your 20mg in to keep up a regimen. Just try taking 1/2 a pill (5mg) instead of a whole pill twice a day. If 5mg can give you the positive effects (attention control, impulse control, etc.) and reduce the negative effects (loss of appetite, nervous feeling, etc.) then you have found a good dosage. Take the least amount that helps.

The way this med works with its half-life and mixture of amphetamine salts, I think spreading it out into 4 dosages will not achieve your goal of taking the edge off, maybe for the first few hours but you will likely be taking the last pill too late and not being able to sleep and may be without the positive effects too so that won't be any good. I have never taken another dose before the halflife of the first dose has run out so I don't know what that will do.

That aside, you should never UP your dosage of this stuff without talking to a doctor and getting their OK.

To counter the above answers: ADHD does exist, I have it and my wife will vouch for it; Regular Adderall can be cut (I don't konw about extended release); Yes, you should check with your pharmacist and/or doctor about stuff like this...I can't deny that that is always good advice.
nonlinear
02/09/08
Adderall and Ritalin street prices?
Can anyone tell me what the average cost for Adderall and Ritalin you can buy from someone without the prescription? I would like to know the price for the different doses (5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg).
Please don't get me the drug talk about how bad taking Schedule II drugs without prescriptions are.
Johnny Ben
02/26/08
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  It's a felony if you get busted, are you ready to sleep with BUBBA?? PUCKER UP BABY AND I MEAN AT BOTH END'S!!!
DIRTY BIKER
02/26/08
taking Adderall XR 30 mg and not motivated?
I do have ADD and have been on adderall for 2 weeks. i take it every morning. Im focused but not motivated enough to tackle tasks. why is this?
shae e
10/29/08
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  im in the same situation!!! im on 40mg, and ive been on that for a year now. but for a few weeks now, all it does is wake me up to get me up and going, but i cant like take notes or anything. My doctor wont higher my dose, and she prescribed me trazodone ( usually for depression, but sometimes insomnia). She thinks becasue im only getting a few hours of sleep at night that its the reason the 40 isnt working anymore. still, it doesnt help. But im actually looking for an ADD specialists, someone or something that can help. talk to your doctor and see what they can do for you, either highering the dose, sleeping aids, changing to something else (ritilin, concerta...), or see if they can give any advice.....good luck!
iloveu2_21
10/29/08
How does adderall dry your skin and worsen wrinkles?
A lot of people complain that adderall makes your skin oily and provokes acne. Strangely, others say it makes their skin dry.

In my case, adderall makes my nose oily but the rest of my face very very dry. It also makes my skin very rough, uneven, enlarges my pores, and seems to really worsen my wrinkles.
Accutane Damage
10/24/09
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  i would suggest you to view this site "wrinklescreamsreview".
facebook
10/24/09
Adderall question, help pleaseee?
Alright so i know that Adderall can be used as a weight loss drug..not correctly of course, but ppl do it...so if you take this pill as a rela prescription and you have add/adhd does it make you not hungry just like it doesif you abuse it?
i mean will one or two pills supress your appetite like it would if u didnt rlly have add and just took them for fun?
Thanks!
10 points for best
Jennaboo
04/08/08
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  It will suppress your appetite. I have ADD and I take it and I have to force myself to eat.

The danger in using it as a weight loss drug is that when you stop taking it, you will gain the weight back.

To lose weight, you are better off exercising and eating healthy. There is nothing safe or effective about suppressing your appetite, not eating, and when you do this, the weight you lose is probably your muscle so you end up getting unhealthy.

I know the struggle with trying to lose weight. That is something I'm dealing with right now. But your really want to do what's best for you in the long run such as learning healthy behaviors. Don't turn to a pill to help you because it really doesn't help in the long term.

Just looking out for you. :)

You can do it! :)
♥Hope♥
04/08/08
ADDERALL XR Advices!!!!!!!!!!?
My 7 year old it's been treated for ADD and we have to start on saturday on adderall xr 5 mg. Any advices??? What sould i expect???????? i'm going to see a change in the next hours or after a week? please tell me your experience, it's hard to see your kid on this medication for a long term. It really scare me.
NENA
10/25/07
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  Dont be scared,my son has ADHD and these meds are safe.The dodgy part is getting a dose to suit him.The first few weeks are a bit daunting but your child will be monitered and will benefit big time at school,their self esteem suffers when they fall behind.I felt like you but look at it this way ,your child has been diagnosed with a medical condition and your getting the treatment he needs.If it were diabetes would you not give him insulin?You are doing the best you can and it will be fine
eve4375
10/26/07
Which Country Has Can you Buy adderall without a persripition?
In Which Country can you buy Adderall or any Amphetamine Sulfate drug without having a perscription?
MMM
06/14/07
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  none as it is a controlled substance.
lisa1cares
06/15/07
Adderall, tenex and tylenol pm okay?
I am currently taking Adderall and my doctor prescriped Tenex to help with sleeping. It's effects arent working well. I know that Tenex increases the effectiveness of sleep aids.. but is it safe?
Crystal L
04/24/09
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  Tenex, or Guanfacine, is used for hypertension. Guanfacine is also used in conjunction with stimulants to reduce rebound as well as induce sleep.
From...
http://www.medicinenet.com/guanfacine-oral/page2.htm
DRUG INTERACTIONS: (for guanfacine) Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, including: barbiturates, tranquilizers, medications for depression or allergies, narcotic pain medication, other drugs that make you drowsy (such as certain antihistamines and anti-seizure drugs). Do not take any medication for coughs, colds or allergies without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Some of these products contain ingredients that can increase blood pressure or cause drowsiness (e.g., antihistamines such as diphenhydramine).

As Tylenol pm contains diphenhydramine which is mentioned above, you must speak to a pharmacist or your doctor first.
izzy
04/27/09
I took adderall 5 days ago, will I fail a drug test tomorrow?
5 days ago I took adderall, today I took a home drug test and was negative for methamphetamines. Tomorrow I have to test again. Will I fail for the adderall because it is an amphetamine?
Rae
12/17/10
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I have ADD and take 30 mg of Adderall IR 2x a day. How long will I feel like crap if I don't have my meds?
I am switching to Dexedrine 15 mg 2x a day, but my provider will not have the full scrip for about a month. Today is day 1 with no Adderall and I feel so lazy, kind of like I;m in a fog. How long will this last?
Sam
10/02/09
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  I know this sounds really weird, but most of these effects are in your head. Adderall (amphetamines) does not cause physical dependence, so it's not the fact that you're really so tired or lazy, but rather you *feel* like you are because you don't have the Amphetamines to kick you in the ass and make you get up.

That said, clinically studies have found that this period of "inertness" that is experienced when many people stop taking amphetamines can last anywhere from a day to several weeks. If you actively make the choice to get up and do your work, eventually you won't even feel bad anymore, because ultimately it's all in your head.
JohnThePyro
10/04/09
How does Adderall work? And is there a problem if heart rate is elevated 15-20 bpm??
I started taking Adderall (with perscription) about 4 months ago for ADD. I am taking 25 mg Adderall XR for school and work days only, and I also have 10 mg of the immediate release. My doctor told me that the 25 mg XR is really just 12.5 grams released every 4 hours, while the 10 mg is released all at once. She also said to take two of the regulars if the 10 wasn't working enough for me.

My question is, shouldn't I be taking more if 20 mg helps me more than 25 mg XR? They told me I should not increase because I don't weigh enough, but it helps me more.

Also, I've noticed that my resting heart rate is now 100-115, when it is normally 80-90? Is this a problem?
Blaise
08/07/08
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  Adderal is the trade name of an amphetamine.
It acts by affecting the chemicals in the brain that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
A side effect of Adderal is increase in the heart beat.
Your increase in the heart beat is due to the increased amount you are taking.
Maintaining a high resting heart rate of that much is not good. If it is a temporary phenomenon because you are sometimes increasing the dose to suit you then it is Ok.
You can increase your heart rate upto 100 occassionaly when at rest.
The maximum allowed dose for an average sized person is 60 mg of regular per day. But your increase should be according to your weight.
Take your doctor's advice.

Iam not aware how you are taking it now. Do you get the palpitations when you take two of the regular (i.e. 20 mg.)
welig
08/08/08
Can I take adderall with testosterone cypionate?
I was recently prescribed Testosterone Cypionate and I have to get an injection once a week for 2 months. Unfortunately I have ADHD and have to take Adderall for school and I was wondering if it's okay if I continue to take it. I forgot to tell my doctor and haven't gotten a chance to ask him. Is it okay if I take these two together?
Sam
08/28/10
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How does Strattera compare with Adderall and Ritalin?
I know Adderall and Ritalin is often abused in colleges for better grades. Is Strattera the same? Does it produce the same effects like increased concentration?
Johnny Ben
12/06/07
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  No, Adderall and Ritalin are stimulants that are in and out of your system in mere hours. Literally, due to the half-life of these pills, you withdraw from their effects hours after you take them.

Straterra works more like anit-depressents in that it takes weeks to build up enough in your system to be helpful and you have to take it regularly or you will feel bad. For me Straterra helped a little with concentration but seemed to do more for my memory but that is the effect. It did make my ADHD better but my insurance company and I didn't like some of the side effects.

Hope I answered your question.
nonlinear
12/07/07
Can I pass a drug test after taking 1 10 mg non-xr adderall in 72 hours..?
I took 10 mg adderall non-xr at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. I have a job interview at 10:30 a.m Monday morning that may require a drug test. What should I do?
Foodstamp313
02/19/10
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  It should all be out of your system within 78 hours, so there's a good chance it wouldn't show up. If you have a prescription for it, just tell them and there should be no problem. Also, it's unusual for a drug test to immediately follow a job interview. They normally give you a few days at least.

To be on the safe side you should drink a lot of water before the test to water down your urine.
Hippie Mama is ready
02/19/10
What is the street price for 15 mg of Adderall during finals?
About how much does a 15 mg tablet of quick-release Adderall go for during finals? Around what do people tend to think is a fair price?
Ranryu692
12/07/10
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  5 to 10 bucks?
LeonardV
12/07/10
Where Can I Buy Adderall XR Online with No Prescription?
I want to find and buy real adderall xr 30 mg online how can i?
Christie Tucker
05/17/11
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  those things are awesome, I understand your dilemma lol
PokerStoned.Com
05/17/11
Anyone gained weight on adderall xr...?
I am currently taking adderall xr 25 mg. and generic zoloft 50 mg. I have an uncontrolable appetite and craving for cigarettes. I have gained 30 lbs. in the past 8 months! Please help with any suggestions or similar stories. All I can find is how much weight people lose while on this med...am I a freak or what!!!
karuna
06/03/08
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  No, but I'm the one freak out there that gained 10 lbs on wellbutrin, lol!!!
I would think zoloft is more the culprit here.
I know SSRI drugs have a weight gain risk. As far as the cigs go, I havent a clue.
Everyone is different. But I assume you are on zoloft for depression and weight gain certainly doesn't help with that. Mention it to your doc.
Or maybe you are like me and felt better and took up cooking for a hobby :p
You might want to ask to try wellbutrin, because it is very unlikely to cause weight gain, and works really well without funky side effect. Because it's an amphetamine salt, you may be able to kick adderall to the curb, too with this. My weight gain, I believe, is just of my own making :(
The only thing that works for me is running. I hate it, but it works.
Good luck finding what it is!
lil sammy
06/03/08
What medicine can I take besides adderall and concerta when both are causing me to have bad reactions to them?
I've been on Adderall for almost 4 years now and out of nowhere my body started to have weird reactions after I would take it. I had unusual rashes on my skin, tightness in my neck and chest, and other strange things. My doc switched me over to Concerta but now it's doing the same thng still, I'm not sure what to do anymore.
d_has_dubbs
04/16/10
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  Herbs is the way to go.
Kaye
04/16/10
7.5 adderall twice a day. addictive?
Spare me the comments. I know full well an unprescribed medication is never good. We have obtained enough adderall (probably 30 mg each) for my boyfriends leisure. I do fine with taking a quarter of that every now and then (once or twice a week)out of boredom, but he takes a quarter twice a day (every 8 hours until bed)....can he become addicted after a almost two weeks of this habit? He has had a previous history of "worse uppers".....
simmadownnow
08/25/10
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  Adderall is NOT addictive, but it does change the chemicals in the brain so may change the behaviour after a period of time. Like erratic behaviour, compulsions, drug and alcohol abuse. If your bf wants to end up with a permanant mental illness tell him to keep taking it but sounds to me like you both are seriously f**ked up.

08/25/10
What is the difference between Adderall and Vyvanse?
I am curious about the difference between the drugs Adderall and Vyvanse. What is the difference in potency or general effectiveness. If you need to be focused for an extended period of time, what drug is most preferred. Thanks!
moosegoose47
04/22/10
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  well in short they are the same medication's but VERY different.. if that makes sense. Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts 75% D-amphetamine and 25% L-amphetamine essentially vyvanse is the exact same with 1 small difference, vyvanse is a Pro-drug it is Amphetamine but it is attached to a protein molecule which for abuse purposes can only be removed in the liver thus making it impossible to crush and snort/inject because the amphetamine will not become active until it reaches the liver which the only way to get there is to take orally. So same drug both work as amphetamine but vyvanse has FAR LESS abuse potential.


Hope i helped =D
-Trajity
Trajity
04/22/10
just got prescribed 7.5 mg adderall ?
I just got prescribed 7.5 mg of adderall and that dose seems very low to me... i was instructed to take 1 a day.
has anybody taken this dose before? has it worked for you?? and did 7.5 mg still make you lose weight?
its used for a.d.d

07/30/10
Reply
  What is it? I mean, what is it used for?

07/30/10
just got prescribed 7.5 mg adderall ?
I just got prescribed 7.5 mg of adderall and that dose seems very low to me... i was instructed to take 1 a day.
has anybody taken this dose before? has it worked for you?? and did 7.5 mg still make you lose weight?
its used for a.d.d
Angie Van
07/30/10
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  What is it? I mean, what is it used for?
Nazeefa
07/30/10
If i'm allergic to septra (sulfa) can i take adderall?
Adderall contains Dextroamphetamine Sulfate and Amphetamine Sulfate.

Does this mean i'm allergic to the ingredients?
Chel
05/05/10
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  Contact your local pharmacist who should happily answers your questions.
matt
05/06/10
How Long does it take for a 20 mg adderall to show up in urine?
I took one 20 mg adderall this morning. I got into an accident at work and now I will be drug tested. How long does it take for it to show up? I sweat a lot at work can it help lower the levels in my system?
QueenMama08
08/02/11
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Is it ok to mix an adderall xr 20mg with a concerta 54mg?
I have taken an adderall xr 20mg earlier today, about 5 hours ago. I was planning on taking a concerta 54mg here shortly. I was kinda iffy about it so I thought I'd ask.
Does anyone know if they are ok to mix?
Keith
11/21/08
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  You'll be fine. You just won't seep tonight. I wouldn't anyhow. I have taken both these meds. There both for ADHD. The concerta is a bit milder than the adderall.
One piece of advice though. Don't snort the addies. It burns like hell.
harryh
11/21/08
How Adderall Makes You Lose Weight?
im on 12.5 mg of adderall for ADD. ive been taking it for a few days now and ive lost about 5 pounds. i havent had the appetite and cravings that i used to have. and no, i dont want to actually lose a lot of weight, i mean, a few pounds isnt bad, but i dont want to go to extremes, i just want to know what causes the weight loss, and how i can prevent it from getting crazy. so please dont tell me, DONT TAKE ADDERALL! because its been great in school, and i feel great, i havent had any bad side effects yet. so, what actually makes me lose weight? is it the no appetite part? does it increase my metabolism? help please(:
im only using 12.5, because i just started on the medication, and i'm only borderline ADD, my doctor said that once my body is used to it he will most likely give me a higher dosage
emmmm
04/07/09
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  I'm prescribed adderall for ADD. Adderall (amphetamine) has also been prescribed in the past as a diet suppressant. It's pretty much a milder for of methamphetamine (meth), which as you probably know also causes people to lose weight. Part of it is the faster heart rate and possibility for more physical activity as a result of the adderall. But you're right, it is definitely it's affect on suppressing the diet that causes weight loss.

12.5mg is not so much (though it totally depends on the person using it). Since you just started, it might take a little bit for you're body to get used to it. But pretty much you're going to have to force yourself to eat, or at least make it a part of your schedule. When I first started taking adderall, I didn't even notice I wasn't eating as much because I was too busy doing other things.

If you don't eat, you'll get lower blood sugar during the day, making you more tired or irritable. That's why eating is important, because adderall is meant for people who are healthy, if you aren't eating enough it won't be able to compensate for the energy-loss due to lack of eating. You can get a "cracked out" feeling or a "crash" if you don't eat while your on adderall.

I recommend eating lighter things during the day, to keep yourself going. Your body is burning energy on adderall and so eating is essential. But what I do is eat as much as I can during the day (which isn't much) and then eat a nice heavy meal in the evening. This works for me, I haven't lost weight on adderall (though I haven't gained weight either). You should also know that food in the stomach can affect your adderall. If you are taking XR, you should take an adderall 2 hours after eating or 1 hour before eating, so it can absorb in your stomach. Taking your adderall with food (especially things that are acidic - like citrus fruits, etc) might make it less effective. If you are taking IR (immediate release adderall), then it should work effectively as long as you have a half hour or so between it and a meal.

Don't be afraid to talk about this with your psychiatrist. They won't take away your adderall if its working for you, but they can give you tips to make it work best for you.
David
04/07/09
Does Adderall XR 20 mg feel the same as a regular non-time release 20 mg adderall? ?
Is it the same or is it less intense but just last longer since it is time release.
George
10/23/08
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  It's less intense. If I'm not mistaken 20mg XR = 10mg now, 10mg later. In effect it'd be a half dose.

What you want to do is crush up the beads/pill and take that if you want the same effects as IR.
THOR - GOD OF THUNDER
10/23/08
Anyone had bad results with Dexedrine but success with Adderall?
Dexedrine put me to sleep as did Ritalin. Adderall is very similar to Dexedrine, just checking if anyone had success with the latter.
InvestingBlueprintGuru
10/18/10
Reply
  you certainly know what you're asking is complex and would require a discussion, rather than a response.
Congratulations for your question, and you know that I am available for an open discussion on the topic, attracting the largest number of people interested in the subject you proposed.
♂kuriosone
10/20/10
Anyone had bad results with Dexedrine but success with Adderall?
Dexedrine put me to sleep as did Ritalin. Adderall is very similar to Dexedrine, just checking if anyone had success with the latter.

10/18/10
Reply
  you certainly know what you're asking is complex and would require a discussion, rather than a response.
Congratulations for your question, and you know that I am available for an open discussion on the topic, attracting the largest number of people interested in the subject you proposed.
♂kuriosone
10/20/10
Can i take Benzonatate and Adderall safely together?
I have a prescription to Adderall 25MG XR capsules and I have a nasty cough I would like to take care of. I have left over Benzonatate Pearls from when I had pneumonia in December I would like to take to get rid of this cough. I would just like to know if I can safely take these two prescriptions without a problem. Oh and on a side note could i take some advil cold and sinus too cause im miserable or will the Benzonatate be good enough? Thank you!
Andrew
04/16/11
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  I'm not a doctor or anything, and I don't know what benzonatate is, but I would be careful to take Adderall with anything. Adderall's some pretty strong medication, and I don't know if it'd be a good idea to take it with any other drug. But that's just me, if you really want to, I'd check with your doctor first.
lapomegranate
04/17/11
When to Take Adderall XR now that I am Switching from Night Shifts to Days Off?
I've just started a job which requires me to work 7 pm to 7 am shifts. The good news is that I only work 3 of these 12 hour shifts per week, therefore I'm off more days per month than I work. Additionally the pattern of days to work and days to be off does not change. That weekly pattern is as follows (two months of weekly assignments shown):

Consecutive Days
Workingand Off
2and 3

4and 7

3and 4

3and 2

2and 3

4and 7

3and 4

3and 2

I've been taking Adderall XR via my family physician when a performance problem was noted at work (former employer) associated with my unwillingness / inability to complete certain tasks. The Adderall XR has helped as I am once again working in a detail oriented, time sensitive environment and doing well! When working consecutive night shifts, I usually go to bed between 9 AM and 10 AM and awaken between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. I have taken the Adderall around 5:30 pm when working another night shift. I'm getting out of sync however with sleeping and taking the meds when the first day off arrives. Here are my three questions:
1) Should I go to sleep during the day light hours or stay awake until night falls after working my last consecutive night shift?
2) On the daylight hours before going to work my first in a series of night shifts, how can an afternoon cat nap be forced since I've gotten six to seven hours of sleep the night before?
3) When should the Adderall XR be taken on the days when I'm working and when I'm not?
ajf4par
07/31/08
Reply
  That's tough.

It's healthiest for you to sleep during the same hours each day, working or not.

Kinda makes for long boring lonely nights on your days off though.

Personally, I wouldn't want to mess with my sleep pattern so I'd take the meds at the same time every day when I wake up...
MEAT™
07/31/08
Would it be a good idea to take a 10 mg adderall pill the week of finals?
Would it be a good idea to take a 10 mg adderall pill the week of finals?
I have never taken adderall before and i have never been prescribed for it.
bk
12/12/10
Reply
  I would try to get at least two and see how it affects you, although this isn't completely necessary because of it being such a low dose.

Since your tolerance is so low though and depending on your body weight and such, you may still experience really bad insomnia even with such a low dose...

It will almost positively help you do better on your finals, but I still think you should try it once before hand to see how it affects you.

12/12/10
How do I get my doctor to take me off strattera and put me on adderall?
I am currently taking strattera for ADD and its making me extremely tired (I was tired all the time before I started taking it) and moody, sometimes mean. I know that Adderall does the same thing but helps with the sedation. How do I get my doctor to let me try it without thinking Im drug-seeking?
Lins
05/21/10
Reply
  Tell your doc what you want and why.

Remember, that you are the boss when it comes to your medical treatment. If you want to try a different drug, tell your doc. If they have a GOOD reason why they would rather not prescribe it to you, then they do have that option... and if it's not a good reason, you have the option to see another doctor.
Magnus
05/21/10
Is it a bad idea to have a 5 hour energy drink if you take adderall daily?
I'm on 10mg of adderall XR and i was thinking of just trying a 5 hour energy drink to see if i like it but my mom told me not to because she's not sure how i will react to it since i am on medication...i'm also taking 5mg of lexapro for depression. Is it dangerous for me to drink it? If i do drink it ONCE, what will happen? (i'm not talking about if i take it at the same time, just like in the middle of the day)
Straightedgedpunk ^_^
07/27/10
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  yes it is a very bad idea , because the adderall is trying to calm u down and the 5 hour energy is trying to boost u up. I know this because my brother took a volume and 5 hour and it had a really bad effect and whenever my dad used to take the 5 hour his heart would start racing. so i strongly suggest that u don't mix the two. hope this helps and u take my advice : )
Samantha
07/27/10
I take 300mg of Adderall per day (15 of the 20mg pills on average); What kind of damage am I doing to my body?
So I've been keeping count of my Adderall use recently and on average I take about 15 pills per day (20mg each). So for the past few weeks, almost every day I take between 260mg-340mg of Adderall total. I don't see myself being to stop for while, until my workload dies down.

I'm 23 years old, 6' tall, and 145lbs. I still eat pretty much the same but I've been drinking more and had some constipation and pain in my testicles. I was just wondering what kind of damage I'm doing to my body and how serious it is...
So ok thanks for all the answers- and yes I understand all about addiction, I'm no so deluded that I don't realize all that (I've been to rehab and I was sober for like 3 years). I appreciate the concern about the dependency but luckily amphetamines are very different than opiates (vicoden/oxy/etc.) and the detox is nothing in comparison.

But anyway I'm totally aware that I'm playing with fire, I just really was wondering what specifically I have to keep an eye out for in terms of serious damage. Thanks.
ZackD
09/07/07
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  Let's see, Yahoo Answers leaves a question up there for 4 days and then there is 2 days of voting. My guess is that you have 10% chance of dying (add at least 2% for every week after that) before you see voters pick a best answer for you.

You can probably say goodbye to that ability your body has of being able to feel happy and pleasure on its own. You burning that out now. Oh! and when drug addict is on your file, no doctor is going to prescribe you anything so your looking at a pretty joyless life assuming you live long enough to get help.

Find someone who cares for you! Tell them what you are doing and let them help you.
nonlinear
09/07/07
what is the difference in the dosage with adderall and concerta?
I am diagnosed with add, had no idea until my son was diagnosed with adhd. I accidently took one of his medications one day instead of mine; I am also Bipolar. My son is on concerta 54 mg, and I just started on Adderall xr 20mg. I was wondering what the difference in the dosage was?
countrygirl5675
05/08/07
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  I was taking 36 mg of concerta. Then I took 20 mg of Adderall XR. Not sure which one worked better. I think, for me, the mixture of Adderall xr & Adderall short acting work the best. I believe your son's rx is a little stronger than yours.
Kaliko
05/08/07
How safe is it to take ritalin, dexedrine, or Adderall for ADD/ADHD?
How safe is it to take Ritalin, Dexedrine, or Adderall for ADD/ADHD if you're an adult and being monitored by a doctor and taking them in low prescribed doses?
I know about Strattera and the other drugs.

Apparently I have ADD but I stopped taking all meds for it a decade ago and doing that hasn't helped or been a good thing.

06/27/11
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  its safer than asprin.

seriously

look up how many people die of asprin each year and the look up how many people die from adhd medication each year.

if the doctor prescribes them to you then they must be pretty safe. the last thing a doctor wants to do is to have to go through a lawsuit because he prescribed a dangerous drug.

its when people take 30 pills at a time to get high when you have a problem on your hands.

EDIT: i couldnt find any stats on aspirin deaths online but trust me its more than ritalin and adderall combined
Patrick M
06/28/11
How safe is it to take ritalin, dexedrine, or Adderall for ADD/ADHD?
How safe is it to take Ritalin, Dexedrine, or Adderall for ADD/ADHD if you're an adult and being monitored by a doctor and taking them in low prescribed doses?
I know about Strattera and the other drugs.

Apparently I have ADD but I stopped taking all meds for it a decade ago and doing that hasn't helped or been a good thing.
Blu Berry
06/27/11
Reply
  its safer than asprin.

seriously

look up how many people die of asprin each year and the look up how many people die from adhd medication each year.

if the doctor prescribes them to you then they must be pretty safe. the last thing a doctor wants to do is to have to go through a lawsuit because he prescribed a dangerous drug.

its when people take 30 pills at a time to get high when you have a problem on your hands.

EDIT: i couldnt find any stats on aspirin deaths online but trust me its more than ritalin and adderall combined
Patrick M
06/28/11
How come adderall doesnt work?
Ive been on adderall xr 25 mg for almost two weeks and i started the first few days with just half a pill and i have now been taking 1 pill for the past week. I do not feel any different and my head still feels cluttered and i have a hard time concentrating and get easily distracted even when on the pill.
when i take it i dont feel a boost i just feel normal like nothing has changed....and i wouldnt notice any difference if i stopped taking it
Brian
04/23/11
Reply
  well,

for one you aren't supposed to feel high or exceptionally different when you are on adderal.
You should just be able to focused when you put the effort in on tasks easier.

That said, the pill isn't a fix all, you work habits, ethics and general skills in handling tasks before the pill are what really need to change.

before even taking the pill, work on techniques like 5 minutes of focused effort on writing in a journal everyday, to re-wire your brain into knowing how to focus.

the pills are only an added aide.
MC
04/23/11
advice about adderall xr 15 mg?
I have been taking adderal 15 mg now for about 2 months. I think it is making me crazy. When I'm taking a test it just seems like I'm not reaaly there. I don't know if I need to cont, it or stop it. I have finals coming up in a month and I don't want to make bad on the last 2 test. Today I made a 61 ( I usually make in the 80's) I don't know if it was the adderall or the test b/c I studied like I do for all the others. Most people made the same but I just felt I was not there mentally. the nurse wont call me back and I have been told not to come off it cold turkey
cammiedawn1970
10/31/08
Reply
  definatly talk to your doctor...maybe youre becoming tolerent to the 15mg? also, adderall isnt just about improving your lifestyle and grades and everything, its to treat ADD in general, to control your symptoms and maintain a stable mindset all day. like for example, ok, like when you first started taking adderall...you began to take notes in class, right? are you still taking notes now? or do you still feel like you can consentrate in school? if you realize that youre beginning to not be as focused as you were before...that means youve became tolerant to your dosage. if you have any questions or anything just email me- but good luck...and i hope this helped you in answering your question!!:)
iloveu2_21
11/01/08
ADDERALL and MACRODANTIN... safe to mix?
IS IT SAFE TO TAKE ADDERALL WHILE YOU'RE ON MACRODANTIN (antibiotic)??? I've been trying to find information on that but I can't find anything online. PLEASE HELP!
Natalie
12/04/09
Reply
  Yes, I think you will be fine
Aize
12/04/09
I just took 2 adderall XR pills each has 10 mg. Whats going to happen?
I have really bad depression issues and my friend said that he has some adderall pills that could help me so I took 2. Whats going to happen now?
Chris
05/11/11
Reply
  You're probably committing suicide, oh well see u in your funeral
Nick
05/11/11
what is the difference between 25 mg adderall and 25 mg adderall XR?
is there a difference between the two? if you take the same amount of mgs? what is different about the XR?
marlena cupcake
02/13/08
Reply
  the xr just means that it is extended release so it stays longer in your body and works longer so you dont have to use as much as often.
paulamarie27
02/13/08
What are the long term effects of taking Adderall XR 25mg twice a day for two years?
I have been taking Adderall XR 25 mg for two years now, and I was wondering about the long term side effects. My resting heart rate is 90+, this can't be good.
Lucey Locket
04/07/11
Reply
  Yes, it is bad to take it that much, it can cause death and many other horrible things. Most of the effects are irreversible.
John
04/07/11
I know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
dflynn4
05/02/09
Reply
  Good question, I never knew this. Let me dig and see if I can find anything.

I found this

It probably doesn't hurt at all to take a caclium carbonate-based antacid or supplement with Adderall. It might be a good thing in the long run if you do drink a lot of phosphoric acid-based sodas.

Since it's possible to deplete your brain's dopamine/noradrenaline stores through stimulant use, increasing your phenylalanine or tyrosine intake may help your body keep up (Best choice: more good protein, less carbs; Second-best: supplements.) Or, you may actually do better at a lower dose after skipping a weekend (You won't get anything done, but stimulants are among the few meds that you can skip a day or two with no more ill effects than that.)
The REAL Steel Deal!!!
05/02/09
i know that you shouldnt take adderall with citric acid, but what about phosphoric acid?
ive heard that citric acid reduces the effectiveness of adderall from 40-90%, but what about phosphoric acid in dr pepper?
dflynn4
05/02/09
Reply
  Phosphoric acid also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoric(V) acid, is a mineral (inorganic) acid having the chemical formula H3PO4. By contrast, orthophosphoric acid molecules can combine with themselves to form a variety of compounds referred to as phosphoric acids in a more general way. The term phosphoric acid can also refer to a chemical or reagent consisting of phosphoric acids, usually mostly orthophosphoric acid.

Phosphoric acid is used in dentistry and orthodontics as an etching solution, to clean and roughen the surfaces of teeth where dental appliances or fillings will be placed. Phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in over-the-counter anti-nausea medications that also contain high levels of sugar (glucose and fructose). It should not be used by diabetics without consultation with a doctor. This acid is also used in teeth whiteners to eliminate any plaque that may be on your teeth.

Drug Interactions - Medication Reactions - Drugs Not to Mix
http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/azhealthtopics/a/druginterreacti.htm

Take care as always
canada_winnipeg_man
05/04/09
Can I take a 10mg hydrocodone 9 hours after taking a 30 mg adderall?
I took 30 mgs of adderall at 11:00 a.m. and am now feeling alot of pain from the come down. I still feel really awake I just feel icky and in pain. Is it safe to take a 10mg hydrocodone at 9:00 p.m? It's been about 9 or 10 hours.
Keelie
02/09/11
Reply
I take 20mg of adderall xr usually every day. today i took 5 and i feel like im dying. am i?
I take 20mg of adderall xr usually every day. today i took 5 and i feel like im dying. am i? i have really bad chest pains and my arm keeps tingling i feel like im gonna puke but i cant and and i jst feel really weird. help?
slkf
04/27/10
Reply
  Do you abuse adderall?

If you do, then stop it.

If not, Goto a doc
D'Arc
04/27/10
I take adderall xr 20 mg. Can I have a couple drinks in the evening when it wears off?
My Dr. prescribed it to me, so no lectures on taking it illegally please=)
I just want to know if I can have a couple drinks in the evening, if it would be safe. And what about alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine? Would it be safe to have a couple after the adderall wears off?

Thank you!!!
j dddddd
05/20/08
Reply
  No. Never. My Uncle took this and had a few drinks and went off the wall.;
Lane
05/20/08
what can i do to get adderall XR 30 out of my system faster so i can sleep? other than take it earliar?
I took it at 11 a.m. but want to be able to sleep tonight, are there any things i can do to get it out my system?
lynnt004
08/10/09
Reply
  Take acdic drinks (orange juice) this will damper the effect of Adderall in your system.
Nathan Klein
08/10/09
How long will an adderall xr (30 mg) stay in my system for?
Brian P
03/13/08
Reply
  about 2 days, for drug tests, maybe longer.
Lindsey
03/13/08
How many Adderall xr 30 mg to get high?
I'm not prescribed.
Yeah. I like experimenting with drugs.
I'm seeing if it will make me more social.
I'm going to take some before school tomorrow.

What will happen? If I take two will I get stoned? or just sick? Can I mix it with Advil? THANKS! :)
kcjxh fcjhv
05/02/11
Reply
  First off, I don't think I need to tell you this is stupid. Second, drugs will not make you more social, and certainly not adderall. They WILL probably help you do better in school - anything you want to focus on, you will have no problem, so you can put all of your energy towards your work and what the teacher is saying. That is their purpose. They can make you feel sick, they also raise your blood pressure and heart rate, so they aren't exactly healthy to take and certainly nothing to mess around with. You shouldn't take them unless you really need them. Generally, it is not a good idea to mix prescription drugs, and advil won't get you high regardless, but it shouldn't really hurt taking one while on adderall (if you need it). Also, if you have never taken adderall, 30 mg is a very high dose to start with, when I was first prescribed it I was on 10 mg and it had a strong effect. This drug is nothing to play around with, it can cause heart attacks, coma, and yes, death. Instead of turning to drugs (which I promise you will not lead to where you had hoped - I've seen plenty of people take that path - it's not pretty) you should take a long, hard look at yourself and your personality and behavior, decide what it is you want to change in your life and what you need to change about yourself for that to happen, and do whatever it takes to do so. A life addicted to drugs is hell. Not only that, but it hurts those around you, those that care about you. Think about this. Good luck.
Detective John Kimble
05/02/11
adderall 30 xr question. (first time taking it)?
i just found out i had ADD so the doc. prescribed adderall 30 xr to me. today at 9 am i took my first one. (this is the first time i have ever taken it) but i dont feel anything. like i dont feel any side effects except i am abit more shaky in my hands (my hands always shake but not this bad.) i feel the same i think. i cant tell if it is working or not because i dont have any other side effects besides my hands shaking more but is that even a side effect?
i would have thought that for at least the first time i take it i would feel really good and have loads of energy but i feel calm?...
two camels in a tiny car!
03/13/10
Reply
  The XR stands for "extended release". So small amounts are released into your system throughout the day, which is one reason you don't "feel" it.
Also, someone with an accurate diagnosis of ADD will not experience the same feeling from the drug as someone without ADD. Someone without true ADD will experience more energy, increased pulse, sweating, possibly a headache (depending on the dosage). A person with true ADD will experience the calm feeling you are describing along with subtle signs of hands shaking. The medication is suppose to calm and/or inhibit certain chemicals in the brain of a person with ADD, which will help concentration, organization, and other thought patterns to become more focused and manageable.
Hope this helps!
John
03/13/10

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