Asked in Medication and Drugs
I've been treated with Dexamphetamine in Australia since i was 14 and I'm 29 currently. What i want to know is if Adderall only available in us has any added benefits that Dexamphetamine if so what?
First off, know that most molecules (drug or otherwise) exist in two forms, which can be considered akin to "right-handed" and "left-handed" versions. For most drugs, there is little if any significant difference between the two forms. When it comes to amphetamine, the right-handed version (dextroamphetamine or (d)-amp) has been associated with the "positive" side effects: increased stamina/concentration, reduced appetite, etc. The left-handed version (levoamphetamine or (l)-amp) tends to be associated with the negative side effects: agitation, withdrawal, nausea at higher doses, etc. That said, both forms act as central nervous system stimulants and their differences may not be functionally significant in all people. Dexedrine™ is strictly the right-handed isomer of amphetamine. Adderall™ is a mixture of amphetamine salts, with an overall 3:1 ratio between right- and left-handed molecules. In conclusion, you're not likely to experience any significant benefits from Adderall™.