There are many drugs that can be prescribed to treat ADD/ADHD. There are stimulant drugs that dramatically increase attention and focus. Some of these are Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Provigil, to name a few. There are SSRIs (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors)like Wellbutrin and Paxil. These drugs improve overall well-being and can diminish the symptoms of depression. Feedback on the efficacy of these drugs for treatment of ADD/ADHD is mixed. There is also a drug called Strattera, which is an adrenaline re-uptake inhibitor. It works much the same way SSRIs work; preventing re-uptake of adrenaline. Since all people react differently to medications, I reccommend keeping a brief journal (great for us ADD/ADHD folks!). I also recommend that you talk to your doctor, visit websites of drug makers for a concise list of side effects, and continue to visit the forums. I also recommend that you visit www.addvance.com This site focuses on living with ADD/ADHD. It is primarily for women and girls, BUT it has wonderful advice for men and boys, too! I also recommend subscribing to ATEENTION magazine. Great for families dealing/living with ADD/ADHD.
All drugs can be harmful when used for reasons other than intended or prescribed.
It is illegal to provide a prescription drug to a person other than the person for whom it was prescribed.
Using drugs/medicine for purposes other than for health benefits and when they haven't been prescribed to you.
Answer: No, currently the only form of Strattera is pills. Unfortunately, there are no generic forms of Strattera( atomoxetine HCI), yet.
Prescriptions are drugs. Taking drugs is done by abusing controlled substances, or by taking a prescribed medication as directed. In short, there is no difference, other than the intention of the user.
Focalin is dexmethylphenidate, a form of methylphenidate that has a lower abuse potential than Ritalin (methylphenidate) and other amphetamines, such as Adderall. It is a psychostimulant. It is primarily used for treatment of ADHD. Strattera is a non-stimulant ADHD medication that is commonly prescribed due to its very low potential for abuse. Taking Strattera and Focalin together increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and other side effects, such as nausea, insomnia, etc. Focalin is contraindicated with Strattera. I'm unaware of any cases where both are taken together.
Adderall, another ADHD/ADD medication, is often abused to get high rather than used for its indicated purpose. However I would not think it possible to get the same effect from Strattera since it is a non-stimulant drug. The ADHD drugs that are abused are all stimulants, and thus the reason they can be used to get high. With Strattera not having the stimulant properties that the other drugs containing amphetamines or methylphenidates do, it most likely has no effect in producing a high. Someone taking this drug for "off label" purposes may recognize it is an ADHD drug and know that other ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall are often used to get high, but does not know Strattera is a non-stimulant and would not affect them the same way. Angie RN
Each of these categories of drugs has their own risk. Neither one is more dangerous than the other. Each drug has a time and place, particularly if you have been prescribed these by your doctor. What is not wise, is to mix these drugs or use them alternately.
It'll be the end of 2008, but that is not for sure and can change. They have many other drugs with generics available by prescription that is far more prescribed than Imitrex.
only a couple of days. less than a week.
It is not advisable to take any sort of street drugs when you have epilepsy, or even if you don't. People have been known to develop epilepsy after things like overdoses doing damage to their brain. Other than drugs prescribed for their epilepsy, people with it should avoid any kind of other such substances.
Don't do drugs.
better than drugs
You can, but they can interact with the same enzyme in the liver, so typically, we will start the Strattera at a lower dose than someone who is not on Zoloft (or any of the other SSRIs). Hope this helps! Dr. B.
Any use of drugs other than that prescribed by your physician is dangerous to your health. So, neither use you have asked about is the most effective.
Yes. The two drugs do not react with one another. If you have been prescribed Adderall and take it on a daily basis, then it is safe to take vicodin as prescribed for pain. If you are taking more than prescribed, then you shouldn't mix them.
People who notice a mild increase in focus and concentration after ingesting caffeine or nicotine also seem to have a positive response to the commonly prescribed stimulants to treat add | adhd, such as Adderall and Ritalin. Here are a few questions and comments for you to consider. Before you started Strattera, have you actually had positive increases in concentration/relaxation after you had caffeine (or nicotine)? If so, if you have not tried conventional stimulants then you may want to discuss the idea with your doctor as those might work better for you than Strattera, or Strattera enhanced by caffeine. If Strattera is the best option for you, Coffee may or may not help you. If you are like me, then it probably won't. I'm on Strattera and caffeine increases my tendency to daydream and lose focus. I believe this is because Strattera actually influences a different neurotransmitter than Adderall, Ritalin, etc... or caffeine for that matter.
If it is a prescription drug for other than who it was prescribed for, no.
Answer: Currently it does not. There are no generic forms of Atomoxetine HCL yet either.
It depends on how many drugs you have done in the past. If you are a lightweight and don't get prescribed them, then one should be enough, but if they are prescribed to you or you have done drugs for awhile 2 should do the trick. But don't take more than 3 because you might overdose.
As long as you have a legit prescription from a doctor, and you are only using the drugs you have been prescribed, there should be no problem. You will need proof of a prescription, I'm sure, but other than that, you should be fine.
All drugs have side effects, some of which can be fatal. For many drugs, these side effects are so common and severe that the medication is deemed to be too dangerous for human use, as it would cause more harm than good.
Strattera and Adderall can both be used for ADHD but they have different side effects and therefore different results. Strattera website: http://www.strattera.com/index.jsp Adderall website: http://www.adderallxr.com/ ~ T NO! If you research any REAL study done with Adderall XR or Strattera, you will see that Strattera is maybe 50% as effective as Adderall XR at the most. Also, from patient and physician feedback, you will see the same results. Strattera is not only weak in its efficacy, it is not a very safe product. Adderall XR and other stimulants have been around for over 50 years and are very studied regarding safety. Stimulants such as Adderall XR are proven safe and effective for the treatment of ADHD. Think about it, Eli Lilly has spent more advertising Strattera than all of the other 7 or 8 ADHD branded products combined. Why is Adderall XR still the number one prescribed and fastest growing ADHD product on the market? Because it works the best and has the highest response rate. It has changed my life.
I do not know specifically about Enzyte, but I currently take a small dose (2.5 mg) of Cialis concurrently with my 80 mg daily dose of Strattera. This was prescribed by my doctor to help fight the sexual side effects of Strattera. There have been no negative interactions that I can tell and the Strattera sexual side effects have pretty much been eliminated. If you are taking Enzyte to combat sexual side effects of Strattera, I would suggest talking to your doctor or at the very least the pharmacist to find out if there are any possible interactions. As far as I know, Enzyte is completely herbal (and from what I've heard... a placebo), so it probably won't have any interactions, but it is better to be safe than sorry!
No, Elvis did not consume alcohol of any kind or do drugs other than prescription drugs because of health problems