Adderall is a brand of psychoactive drug which brings temporary improvements in both mental and physical function. It increases concentration, alertness, libido and cognitive functions of the users. Adderall’s immediate release formulation is used to treat narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Mental Health
Medication and Drugs

What will ADHD medicine do to you if you don't have ADHD?

It will give the effect of being under the influence of Amphetamine, also known as speed. I recommend you do not attempt an ADHD medication if not diagnosed with it by a Licensed professional.

Part two: Not only that, but you may become anemic and dramatically underweight, can approach death as a small child, and become depressed (personal experience from improper diagnosis of asperger's).

I have adult ADHD and I once had a roommate that did a ridiculous thing. She did a self-diagnosis and determined that she had ADHD. She stole around twenty of my Ritalin from the cabinet that I place my medication in. She left to go camping and decided that she would take the amount that had been prescribed by my doctor for me. Well, to make a long story short, she ended up in the emergency room. She started to display symptoms of a heart attack. I strongly advise individuals that think that they might have ADHD to consult with a specialist that will make a well researched diagnosis. I believe some people out there "wish" they had ADHD. I will be fifty one in a couple of weeks and have had ADHD every since I can remember. Having ADHD presents many challenges in a person's life. Individuals have to learn compensatory skills to overcome many of the obstacles that they face. I have encountered many "normal" people who greatly misunderstand me. I have even been called "weird" by neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Despite, all of this, I went to college. I have a Bachelors in Science (Magna cum Laude) and a Masters of Education (Summa cum Laude) degree in the field of special education. I taught severely disturbed children for twenty-eight years. I have retired from teaching and am currently enrolled in a Solar Photovoltaic program. Whenever I become discouraged I think about a quote that Montel Williams made at the beginning of his career: "Believe to Achieve."

So in short, if you're not diagnosed with ADHD, there's no reason to take such medication.

Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Muscle Relaxants

Can oxycodone and skelaxin be taken together?

yes you can. just be careful because the two work together and may increase the risk of CNS depression and psychomotor impairment. make sure you don't drive or do anything like that! consider reducing dosage or the oxy too

I have been taking Oxycontin 90 mg twice a day and 800mg skelaxin as needed for 11 years and the skelaxin is very well tolerated.

Its the only muscle relaxer i could take that doesn't make me lethargic. flexerall knocks me right out,I can only take half of the 10 mg tab and I still am groggy in the morning.

Medication and Drugs

Are there interaction problems with Strattera Adderall Risperdal Lexapro and Depakote?

Interaction ProblemsOne of the main side effects from mixing certain drugs appears to be an increase in anger issues. Read on for more information:
  • My 5 1/2 yr. old son begins Strattera (10 mg. going to 20mg. after one week, depending) tomorrow. He is curently on Valproic Acid (Depacote) for a seizure disorder named Lennox-Gastaut. His neurologist suggested that if the Strattera turns out to be ineffective that Adderal is next. Because of his seizure disorder we have addressed his:

1. Seizures w/Valproic 2. Sleep Disorder w/Benadryl

Now we find ourselves with a seizure-free, full-night sleeping child that has a 5-10 second attention span. I'll let you know how the Strattera works.

  • I am 18. I have ADHD inattentive type, (aka ADD). I'm a very bright kid and if you met me in person, you couldn't tell. I tried switching from Adderall to Strattera for a summer between middle school and High School. It made me extremely irritable, paranoid and anxious. It appeared to be anger and irritability to my family. I went back to Adderall and felt much better. However, last year i went to see an ADHD specialist in my area and she prescribed a much smaller dose of Strattera (18mg for 1st week, followed by increasing the daily dose to 36mg) to be taken at night. This also helped my trouble sleeping. My previous dose was around 200mg per day, taken in the morning. Obviously WAY too much. Now on the smaller dose I feel much better. I still take 40mg of Adderall in the morning and 20mg in the afternoon. I can function normally and sleep more than 3-4 hours a night.
  • He's just a kid. Who's giving him all this stuff? Even just taking one of them can be dangerous. Check for information on how to take him off the stuff, what to do instead, and which other sites would come in handy.
  • My son was in to see the doctor yesterday and has been diagnosed with severe ADHD. I was wanting to put him on Strattera and was told that it only addresses part of the problem. I was told with my son Strattera would be great working in conjunction with Adderal or Ritlin. So that is likely why he is on both Adderal and Stratera. Hope that helps. We have tried about everything natural for my son. We were very nervous about meds. Now it has come to the point that his ADHD has caused him to be extremely depressed. Natural ways don't always work and sometimes medication is the only way to give these poor children a normal life. They deserve to be happy like all the other children.
  • My Nephew was on both Strattera and Adderall. It seemed to cause anger issues. Once the Strattera was removed, the anger dissolved.
  • I am 19 and have depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I was taking Wellbutrin SR and Adderall. The Wellbutrin is for depression and I was taking it twice a day. The Adderall I began taking a few months ago after being diagnosed with Adult ADD. I noticed that I became immune (tolerant) to it and the doctor increased my dosage. Over the past month I have been a mess, EXTREMELY irritable, cannot concentrate on anything, feel "spaced out" all the time, horrible memory, etc. which made it very difficult to make and keep friends and do well in school. I finally went to the doctor today and he switched me to Wellbutrin XL, a higher dosage of Adderall (2x a day), and Strattera. My dad didn't like the idea that I was on so many meds and just did not understand it. I now see that Strattera is used WITH other meds and not alone. So it basically boosts the other meds. As for the Adderall and Strattera mixing, well, I was prescribed both, so it was not just you. I thought it was odd because I thought they were the same, but after reading several things on the internet I have found that it is normal to take it with other ADHD meds.
  • My son and daughter only take Strattera and it works great. I believe that the increased anger some people have noticed when used in conjunction with Adderall is not from the Strattera, but the Adderall, or more correctly from the combination therapy. I noticed that when my son took Straterra in conjunction with a Ritalin based product, he was wildly hyper, and I believe the same to be basically true for Adderall. The Ritalin based products my children were taking needed dosage increases every 3 months consistently, which I believe to be necessary because the body adjusts to the meds so a higher dosage is needed to get the same results. Adderall is the same. In the evening hours when Ritalin based products would wear off my children were especially hyperactive (even more so than before they started meds) and decreasing the dosage caused withdrawal symptoms. This pattern of Highs, Lows, and withdrawal symptoms tells me that these drugs are addictive. I stopped giving him the stimulant drug altogether and kept him on Strattera only and within a day he was normal again. I would not recommend combining Strattera with Adderall or a Ritalin based product. But, after a year of Straterra following a year of a Ritalin based product, I could not recommend any stimulant even taken alone.
  • I have a 15 year old son that takes Risperdal and Strattera. It seems to be working at the present time. He has OCD, ADHD and a tic disorder.
  • My son is eight and has ADHD. Please note although Risperdal is widely prescribed for children. It is NOT, I repeat, NOT approved for use in children by the manufacturer, Janssen. Closed clinical trials, those required by the FDA to approve efficacy have not been done for children. Respirdal can cause certain serious and potentially permanent side effects in children and adults. Go to for more info. I have switched psychiatrists because he wanted to combine Adderall and Risperdal. The Adderall appears to work. Also note that the prescribed dose for Strattera is 1.2 mg per kilo of weight. He also got that wrong. Bottom line, in my opinion, go to the manufacturer's website for the best info.
  • I only take Adderall and Strattera. The closer I take Adderall with Strattera, the stronger my bad symptoms: I experience indigestion and severe nausea. I was able to solve this by taking Strattera at night and Adderall in the morning. I haven't been aware of other symptoms or decreased effectiveness.
  • My son is 10 and has been on Metadate CD for 3 years for ADD. It worked well, with the exception of reduced appetite, stomach sensitivity, and difficulty focusing on homework in the late afternoon/early evening. This summer we switched to Strattera (40 mg 1Xday). It helped minimize some other symptoms of mild anxiety (he is doing more independently); however, it doesn't seem to do enough to address the focus deficit. His Dr. prescribed a combination of Strattera (40 mg) and Adderall XR 10 mg in the am, plus Adderall (Amphetamine Salts 5 MG) 1-2 tablets around 4:00 pm if needed for homework. I've looked on line for info on the combination, and haven't had much luck other than a recommendation to take the Adderall in the am and the Strattera in the pm. Any advice or warnings would be appreciated.
  • Mothers and caregivers are very perceptive and not all treatments are going to work for all children. When your child is having a bad reaction to a single medication or combination therapy, do not hesitate to phone your doctor and voice your concerns:

    you must be the one to sound the alarm! If your doctor dismisses your concerns, you

    are wise to get a second opinion...or third, fourth...whatever it takes until you and

    your child are satisfied. Most physicians want happy patients and caregivers. They are human and can only make determinations based on the limited information they have when deciding what may work. Many times, it is "trial and error." Until optimal

    dosage(s) and choices of medication(s) are reached, the control issues are difficult

    for the family as well as the physician. Keep really good records: make a log of your

    observations of your child (including teachers' and others' observations) and how the

    symptoms relate to the time of day, how long after administration of the medication,

    and your own personal rating scale. Your intuition and "red flag alarms" need to be

    trusted. The more objective data you can offer to the physician by phone and during

    office visits, the faster you will get the results you need. When others comment about the direction you have chosen for your child, whether "natural" or with FDA approved medications, remember that you are the boss and you "know best." Then, give their criticisms the few minutes they deserve and forget about them. They do not walk in your shoes. Any time you or your children experience a side effect from any medication, you are encouraged to call the FDA at: 1-800-FDA-1088.

  • Another useful piece of advice may be to ask for partial month supplies of the more expensive C-II's (controlled drugs such as amphetamines). Some manufacturers offer trials and you can get these on line or from your doctor. Strattera is not a C-II, so when you go to the pharmacy, you can ask them to give you a partial fill. In this way, if the medication works, you can still get the remainder, but if it doesn't work your pocket will not sustain the loss. In the case of C-II's, you can ask for a smaller quantity, but you will not be able to get the remainder.
  • I agree that this seems like an awful lot of medication for a child this young, but I also agree that it is your decision that matters most and how much you trust his doctor. My son is 9 and on Lexapro only. I was worried at first with this med because the manufacturer specifically says that it is not for children under a certain age, which included his age. So I was like why are they giving him this? Well it has worked great for him, no side effects except sleepiness when he first started it. Plus we have a great psych doc that I also see and my so does my 15 year-old. You could also discuss all these meds being prescribe together with your pharmacist-they are a good source of information about drugs and interactions. You could also get a second opinion. But some of these drugs are high risk and your son should be watched closely. I also posted an answer to your question with my use of Adderall and Strattera as an adult.
Medication and Drugs

Can you be prescribed Adderall or Dexedrine by a doctor if you have previously used illegal drugs to self-medicate ADHD?

Were you previously using an amphetamines or cocaine? If so, it is important to talk to your doctor about your use of substances, why you used, how much you used. Adderall is a controlled substance and amphetamines have a well-documented history of abuse. But, you should always be honest so you can be prescribed what is best, not what you may want. It is fine to mention Adderall and/or Dexedrine along with your concerns but don't walk into the doctor's office thinking to yourself "I want Adderall," think "I want to get better." When you do that your treatment will be much better.

It is also important to note that legally a doctor may prescribe controlled substances to people with a known history of illegal substance use, abuse, dependency, and addiction. Medical associations including The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Psychiatric Association, The American Medical Association, and many other medical boards and agencies around the world clearly indicate that stimulant medications (amphetamines and methylphenidate) can be used in people with a history of substance abuse successfully.

Provigil (modafinil) is a non-amphetamine stimulant with significantly fewer psychotropic effects of amphetamines has been successfully used in treating some cases of ADHD, typically refractory cases. Like Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not FDA approved but it may be a good option for some people, including those with a history of substance abuse. It is a schedule IV controlled substance in The United States. Valium (diazepam), Darvocet/Darvon (propoxyphene), Miltown (meprobamate), chloral hydrate, Ambien (zolpidem), Adipex-P (phentermine) are examples of other schedule IV drugs. Most other nations do not list Provigil as a controlled substance.

Here is more information from Wiki s contributors:

Anecdotal Story:

When I first was diagnosed with ADHD about two months ago my doctor asked me if I'd used Ritalin (methylphenidate) as a study aid prior to, and also what effects it had; I told him that I'd not used Ritalin, but had used Adderall and proceeded to explain the effects I'd noticed as honestly as I could recall. He was in no way upset, angry, or condemning of this; he proceeded to go ahead and put me on Adderall since he felt, given my past experiences as I'd recounted to him, it would be an effective course of action.


It is common that people try Adderall or Ritalin and find many symptoms they once had disappear. Often people try to get treatment only after a friend gave them a pill. But most people focus better on stimulants so it can be hard to determine if the reaction was due to treating ADHD or the stimulating nature of amphetamines. And doctors, especially psychiatrists, greatly appreciate honesty since they need the big picture and the tiny fragments.

Anecdotal Story:

My husband's doctor knew he had a history of substance abuse and first prescribed him Strattera (atomoxetine), and it didn't work so she prescribed amphetamines. Explain to your doctor why you tried to self medicate. If you do have a history of amphetamine abuse and dependence and you believe that you will end up abusing stimulant medications express these concerns to your doctor and ask about non-addictive drugs like Strattera (atomoxetine) or Wellbutrin (bupropion), which is not approved for ADHD and is used off-label.

Treatment of ADHD with legally prescribed stimulants has indicated a significantly reduced chance of substance abuse and behavioral problems in people with ADHD.

Sometimes, it's only after someone experiences an atypical reaction to an illegal drug that they are correctly diagnosed with ADHD. If you have used a "street" stimulant such as methamphetamine and experience a calming effect rather than the euphoria your friends describe, there is a possibility you could have ADHD but only a doctor can make a diagnosis.

Although some people may use a "street" drug and that leads them to an ADHD diagnosis however more often they just continue using the drugs illegally.


Studies have shown that people with ADHD, bipolar, and other psychiatric disorders have higher rates of substance abuse. Just because you've used drugs in the past doesn't mean you can't get the proper treatment, which may or may not include stimulant medications.


Starting doses of prescription amphetamines and methylphenidate.

Note some of these drugs are not available in all countries and guidelines vary by country. These are US and Canadian guidelines. All "maximum" doses are guidelines and doctors may prescribe larger amounts ("off label use") as they see fit. These are the doses for ADHD and do not include guidelines for narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder many of these drugs are approved for which may require larger doses.

Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts)

Dosage forms: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, and 30 mg tablets

Start 5 mg twice daily; the dose may be increased by up to 5 mg/day. The technical maximum dose is 40 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses.

Adderall XR (mixed amphetamine salts extended-release)

Dosage forms: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 mg capsules

Start 20 mg capsule in the morning, may increase by 10 mg/day. The technical maximum dose is 40 mg/day. People rarely respond to a dose above 40 mg.

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

Dosage forms: 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 mg capsules

Start 30 mg in the morning, maximum dose 70 mg/day

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)

Dosage forms: 5, 10 mg tablets

Start 5 mg twice daily, maximum dose 60 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses.

Dexedrine Spansules (dextroamphetamine extended-release)

Dosage forms: 5, 10, 15 mg capsules

Start 5-10 mg in the morning or 5 mg twice daily, maximum dose 60 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses.

Desoxyn (dextromethamphetamine)

Dosage forms: 5 mg tablets

Start 5 mg twice daily, increase as need to up to 20-25 mg/day in two or three divided doses.

Note: Desoxyn is a form of methamphetamine and it not commonly prescribed although it is legal in The United States. In Canada methamphetamine is illegal and not a prescription medication.

Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Dosage forms: 5, 10, 20 mg tablets

Start 5-15 mg 2-3 times daily, maximum dose 60 mg/day.

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)

Dosage forms: 2.5, 5 , 10 mg tablets

Start 2.5-10 mg twice daily, maximum dose 20 mg/day

Concerta (methylphenidate extended-release)

Dosage forms: 18, 27, 36, 54 mg

Start 1 tab in the morning; Initial starting dose: 18-36 mg, maximum 72 mg/day.


Information, by country, regarding legal control of amphetamines:

Remember all countries have different laws regarding drug use, level of control, and punishment.

Controlled Substances Act (United States)

Amphetamines and methylphenidate are schedule II controlled substances defined as:

(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.

(C) Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence

Schedule II

First Offenses: not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual

Information from The DEA

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada)

Unlike other amphetamines, methamphetamine is a schedule I drug and it is not commercially available.

Other amphetamines (Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse) and methylphenidate are schedule III drugs.

Punishment, when treated as an indictable offence-

Possession: Schedule III: Maximum 3 years imprisonment

Punishment, when treated as a summary conviction offence-

Maximum $1000 fine for first offence and/or maximum 6 months imprisonment.

Maximum $2000 fine for subsequent offence and/or maximum 1 year imprisonment.

Trafficking in schedule III drugs

Punishment, when treated as an indictable offence

Schedule III: Maximum 10 years imprisonment

Punishment, when treated as a summary conviction offence

Schedule III: Maximum 18 months imprisonment

Information from The Department of Justice Canada/Ministère de la Justice Canada

Misuse of Drugs Act (United Kingdom)

Amphetamines and methylphenidate are Class B drugs. Methamphetamine in any form and other amphetamines prepared by injection they are Class A drugs.

Punishment for Class B Drugs:

Possession Class B:

Crown Court Up to five years in prison or an unlimited fine or both

Magistrates 6 months/£5000 fine

Dealing Class B:

Crown Court Up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine or both.

Magistrates 6 months / £5000 fine

Information from The UK Home Office

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (Australia)

Amphetamines (and methylphenidate) are Schedule 8 (S8) poisons and controlled drugs (possession without authority illegal)

Information from The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing


United Nations: Green List Schedule II

Under international law and convention, amphetamines are schedule II drugs

Most countries abide by and have incorporated The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 and The Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 into their own laws.


Adderall is a racemic mixture of levoamphetamine and dextroamphetamine, approximately ¾ of Adderall is dextroamphetamine and ¼ is levoamphetamine. The purest "speed" is dextroamphetamine, found in Adderall and found in Dexedrine, which is 100% dextroamphetamine. Although it may be technically valid to call Adderall or Dexedrine "speed" there is a subtle but significant difference, street "speed" is not pharmaceutical grade medication. As a result there are no contaminants and the focus of a pharmaceutical is on the effect it has in helping a problem, not getting someone high.

It is also critical to remember that nearly all of the most dangerous drugs are medically used. Heroin for example is just a bullet train for morphine, all heroin does is enter the brain rapidly and then heroin is rapidly metabolized into morphine (and two other less significant active metabolites). So as much as heroin is despised it is basically morphine and several controlled, double blind studies have shown an addict can't tell the difference from IV heroin and IV morphine.

My point being that just because many of these stimulants are "speed" does not say anything real about the drug, it simply feeds on mass hysteria.


Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug meaning that it does not have any pharmacologic activity until it is metabolized into its active metabolite, dextroamphetamine. Originally Shire, a British pharmaceutical company, claimed that the abuse potential of Vyvanse is much lower than other amphetamines however The FDA and DEA were not convinced and it has been placed under schedule II in The United States. For the most part it has only been post-marketing research that has definitively shown snorting or injecting can cause a high. Having said that, compared to any other amphetamine or methylphenidate drugs, it does have a significantly lower abuse liability.

Medication and Drugs

Can you use HCG with taking Adderall XR?

Yes you may take HCG since there is no interaction. That said, do not take appetite suppressants with Adderall since they are both stimulants.


How many movie stars and singers have ADD or ADHD?


Medication and Drugs
Sleep Disorders
Drug Side Effects

How long does adderall make you stay awake?

About 6-12 hours depending on your body

Medication and Drugs

Can you take 2 20 mg adderall at the same time?

Yes. Though it is best to follow your prescription, 40 mgs of Adderall is only 10 mgs higher than the maximum pill dosage of 30 mgs. 40 will not hurt you, just slightly intensifying the effects. As with any dose of Adderall, it should be taken early in the day.

Medication and Drugs

How much morphine is considered a safe dose?


Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions

Can you take Adderall and coffee together?

if your body is able to handle the caffeine, if your sensitive to caffeine then I would not mix them because you could have heart arythmias, and raise your blood pressure


Does Adderall make you have mood swings?

Yes because you get a high from Adderall. It puts you in a good mood when your at your high and your in a bad mood when u have your low. it happens to me everyday

Medication and Drugs
Pregnancy Activities and Exercises

What is neurobion medicine for?

I normally inject myself with Neurobion whenever my tongue shows the signs of geographical tongue. At that stage I am normally very tired and struggle with feelings of depression and fatigue. The very next day after a shot of neurobion, I can feel my strenght coming back and a few days later there is no stop to my energy levels.

This is what it's made of:

Vitamin B1

Converts carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids into energy. Promotes healthy nerves. May improve mood. Strengthens the heart.

Vitamin B6

Forms red blood cells, helps cells to make proteins, manufactures neurotransmitters such as serotonin and releases stored forms of energy. Helps to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. Helps to lift depression. Eases insomnia. Treats carpal tunnel syndrome. May lessen PMS symptoms.

Vitamin B12

Essential for cell replication and important for red blood cell production. Prevents anaemia. Helps to prevent depression. Reduces nerve pain, numbness and tingling. Lowers the risk of heart disease.

Neurobion (r)

Registration details:

SI Each ampoule of 3 ml contains: Vitamin B1 100mg, Vitamin B6 100mg, Vitamin B12 1000 mg.



normally it could be taken one ampoule daily after severe conditions go away

Medication and Drugs

Can you take alprazolam with Adderall xr?

Yes. I take adderall xr 40 mg for ADHD and .5 alprazolam twice a day for anxiety but rarely need it.

Drug Interactions

Is it okay to mix Valium and Adderall XR?

Self-medicating Valium and Adderall is probably a bad idea. However, there are many good reasons that a doctor may prescribe both medications. Bear in mind that Valium (Diazepam) can be used to treat (among other things):

  • Nausea as an anti-emetic
  • Anti-anxietal and calmative
  • Anti-seizure med.
  • Anti-toxin and antagonist for many marine or arthrodpod neurotoxins.
  • Insomnia (often a result of Adderall).
  • Used at a treatment for chemical warfare agents including sarin.

Benzodiazapine class meds created a revolution in pharmacology, especiially due to the wide spectrum of possible uses, and significantly lowered M&M stats by replacing drugs like barbituates.

In this case, I wouldn't write this combination off as a bad idea without considering the entire picture.

Alternate Anwer:This isn't a bad idea at all. What the first person who answered is thinking is that they are two opposites, and would create a sort of speedball affect, but this is not true [First answer removed in this version]. Adderall does indeed speed up your mind and thoughts, making you focus much better, however if you suffer from anxiety, Adderall can make this much worse. The best solution for anxiety is a benzo, like Valium, even though I prefer Xanax, to counter act the anxiety. Benzo's do Not slow down your thoughts as much as they simply make your more relaxed. I am currently prescribed 30mg XR once a day, 10mg IR in the afternoon, and 1mg Kpins twice a day by my doctor and they work perfectly together and I Do indeed recommend it. Alternate Answer:I am prescribed 60mgs Adderall IR daily and was just recently prescribed 10mg of Valium by the same doctor. I PERSONALLY haven't experienced any bad side affects, and agree that it does help with anxiety, although I have taken other Benzo's that have worked better for anxiety. Clarification:I noted that self-medicating was a bad idea. Note that these two medications are not contraindicative. I stand by this. Both these medications require a prescription, and adminstration should be monitored by a doctor. Alternative AnswerI take 40mg of Adderal a day and have back muscle issues which I take Valium for. its helfpful and I havn't noticed any problems. I do really suggest though, that you talk with your doctors about what you specifically need to think about concerning this combo.

What is the street value of 30 mg adderall?

$0.25 seriously, its only useful to university students (if that's what your plan is) if you can sell them your entire prescription.

Medication and Drugs

What is the lethal dose of cyanide?

The lethal dose of potassium or sodium cyanide is 200 to 300 mg and of hydrocyanic acid is 50 mg. Effects begin within seconds of inhalation and within 30 min of ingestion.

Now why you would want to know this, I'm unsure. Be safe.

Medication and Drugs

Can you smoke Adderall?

Short answer: no. Adderall is comprised of amphetamine salts. "Salts" being the operative word, as that means they are good for dissolving in liquid (water, 96% alcohol, etc.) and not good for smoking. To protect your lungs, it is highly dis-recommended that you smoke salts, esepecially Adderall, which is mixed with not just amphetamine salts, but also fillers and dyes, none of which would be fun to smoke. You would either stop smoking before effects kicked in, or if you persisted in smoking, you would be in quite a bit of pain. The "high" from smoking would be a bitter and minor victory. So, then, is it theoretically possible to smoke Adderall painlessly? Perhaps. A preparation could be made in which amphetamine salts were dissolved in a very soluble liquid at a certain ratio. The salts would then need to be converted to their respective bases, then re-extracted via another liquid, which would then need to be evaporated. This procedure is known as an "acid-base extraction", and should not be attempted without chemistry experience, as all of the chemicals necessary are hazardous, and very precisce instrumentation would be required. Unfortunately, in the end, the amount of amphetamine base which could theoretically be retrieved would be so small that the difficulty of preparing it would be considered an entire waste, so while it is theoretically possible, it is definitely not practical.

Conditions and Diseases
Back Neck and Spine
Medication and Drugs
Back Neck and Spinal Pain

Does adderall cause lower back pain?

Yes it does, ever since I have been taking adderall I notice back pains, take tylonel.

Medication and Drugs

Is 20mg of Adderall too large a dose for a 12-year-old girl who weighs 85 lbs?

Dosage of Adderall for 12-year old GirlThe dose of Adderall is determined more by what dose subsides the symptoms. Taking in simple consideration children. As far as the weight it really has little to do with dose. Whether the medication is going to work, or if your child adjusts well. Stimulants should be carefully monitored for side effects. You should also be aware that if your child is being overstimulated while taking Adderall XR you can simply open the capsule up and pour some of the beads out. I take Adderall XR 30mg 3 times daily and sometimes that is what I do if becoming overstimulated is a problem. Checking with the prescribing doctor is a good idea before making any changes though. Also staying away from citrus when the dose is first taken because the PH balance in the GI tract affects how Adderall is absorbed. Alkaline, and Acidic foods really affect how Adderall works. A meal high in fat will also affect how Adderall works. I would look into those things. It really makes a difference.

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  • My son is 8 years old and weighs 55 pounds. He was prescribed 10 mg Adderall and it was very effective. Doctors seem to start with small doses and raise them until the desired effect is reached.
  • My daughter is 9yrs old weighs 72 pounds is on 15 mg of adderall xr. we started about 1week ago she was straterra on 40 mg of it. this stuff is so much better then straterra she was get sick before and had bad stomach aches. my 7 yr is 44 pounds we started her on 36MG OF CONERTA

Just as a reference point, I am a 22 year old college student and at 165lbs and I take 20mg doses of non-extended release Adderall, which has a very strong effect on me. Though it isn't "prescribed by weight," it's still a stimulant. Yes, it will react differently in all people, so you can't go strictly by weight, but obviously if you give an 88lb twelve year old two cups of coffee, it's going to be way different than if you give a 165lb person 2 cups of coffee. There are exceptions, and of course the severity of ADD symptoms may warrant a large dose, but 20mg of narcotics is a lot! So definitely work from the smallest dose up.

  • Monitor your child closely for depression, anxiety, nervousness, and social withdrawal. Adderall at those levels will probably cause all of these eventually, especially if your daughter is so young. If she is tweleve, she should be starting middle school, or has started. Middle school is hard enough without drugs that screw up her emotions and her thought process. Be careful, and remember that doctors hand that stuff out like candy. If at all possible, try to fix your daughter's life without medication. Adderall is extremely addictive, and, should your daughter choose to get off the medication, she will experience withdrawal and will have to relearn how to cope with everyday life all over again.
  • I wouldn't worry too much, as long as she doesn't have an severe side effects. when i was a child i took meds from before i can remember until i was 14. i always had a pretty high tolerance for medications and i was on the highest dose that was physically possible without overdosing for someone my weight. i took more mg of Ritalin every day than my older brother... it just depends on the person
  • I'm not a doctor but I called Adderall about their dosage for mg. They do not go by weight. Thre is a chart they follow. My daughter is 10-years-old and weights 90 pounds. We just changed her Adderall XR from 20 mg to 25 mg, but then the doctor decided on 30 mg. I decided it should be more than 25, but less than 30 mg, so I open her pills and give her less than 30 mg. I don't give it to her on weekends, either. My other daughter takes Concerta 54 mg. and needs it all the time. Adderall XR made her depressed. Always talk with your doctor about your child's medications

  • i am a 28 year old woman. 20 mgs of adderall has a huge effect on me physically and mentally. 5 mgs also has a huge effect! you need to be careful with your daughter. adderall is amphetamines, pure and simple. speed. think of how much you would feel safe taking yourself. as a child she may not be aware of the changes in her body and mind or able to express them well. just because something is sold by a pharmaceutical company and is legal doesn't necessarily mean it's the best option for dealing with an attention span problem. in fact, it's probably the worst way to deal with the problem in most cases.

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How do you guys sleep at night??? I am 22 years old and I work full time and am taking 3 night classes. I am on 10 mg not extended release and I am still awake doing school work (psychology, that hpw I cam across this) I would just like to say that 20mg of XR is way to much for a 12 year girl plus she is going through puberty and this combination could really bring on bulemia, addiction, and other bad influences. I am no doctor, but I was prescribed to 20 XR adderall at 13 It helped, but not as much as it helped me lose weight, I grew an addiction to it and became bulemic because when it wore off I would be starving so I would stuff and barf. Then I picked up a ciggrette habit because I like the way i felt when smoking on adderral and it helped my throw up. I am just placing my concern. Like i said before Im no doctor and the truth is everyone is diffrent. Please just watch for her weight change, make sure she is busy with good activity so that she is not taught bad influences like cigrettes. i am fine now and I do not smoke cigerretes, but I would have been better off without it

a survey of U.S. middle schools, grades 6-8, found that one in eight students were experimenting with some form of tobacco such as cigrettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. -Visualizing Pschology - Carpenter, Siri and Huffman, Keri

Research on here( Wiki s): Can you smoke cigarettes while on Adderall XR

Eating Disorders affect up to 24 million Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide.

The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders 101 Guide: A Summary of Issues, Statistics and Resources, published September 2002, revised October 2003,

90 % of those who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The Center for Mental Health Services, offices of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

its not unusual.


I wouldn't recomend it but i haven't seen her to be sure myself, it is between the doctor and the girl on the dose of the drug and cannot be told by weight and age. But in my opinion, i wouldn't give her that much.

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If a child takes Adderall XR during the school week are there any side effects of withdrawal on the weekends?

Not Taking Adderall on WeekendsHi, I'm a 12 year old girl. I took adderall XR during every school week last year, and didn't on the weekend. There were no side effects for me. I know you probably won't trust me but I'm not lying or anything.
  • no side effects if you skip a day...besides the fact that you will be your silly, spontaneous, distracted self. (but this is just me)

I just wanted to add that when my doctor prescribed adderall to me, he said I wouldn't have to take it every day. If there are days where I knew I wouldn't need to focus, then he told me I can just skip it and it's not like the medication that you have to take every day.

That's entirely subjective. Seeing as Adderall contains amphetamine, withdrawal symptoms like irritability, fatigue, and overall moodiness are common, more so than the complete lack of symptoms that the 12 year old girl above describes.

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Drugs and Grapefruit

Can you eat grapefruit while taking Adderall?

No, you should not drink Grapefruit juice while on adderall, or any other juices high in Vit. C. Although it is safe and won't hurt you at all, you may start to feel bad because it will lower the affects of the Adderall.

Adderall, Dexedrine, and Dextrostat, and couple others can all be "washed out" of your system if you drink or eat any acidic juice or fruit. It alters the pH balance of your stomach and causes the Adderall to be excreted through your urine much faster than it normally would.

Taking Adderall or Dexedrine and then drinking Orange juice basically cancels out much or most medication benefit. However, if you ever want to cancel out medication-induced side effects like insomnia or a headache, then now you know what to do.

Juices with high acidity:








and a few others

Alkaline foods have the opposite effect.

Well actually, when we EAT/metabolize grapefruit, it has a significant ALKALIZING effect. They have a PRAL value of around - 6 and although they are citrus fruits and therefore acidic in their native form, the pH of their "ash" (when they have been metabolized by the body) classifies it ( tomatoes too, for example) as an alkalizing food.

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How can you ask your doctor to prescribe Dextrostat for ADHD?

Open your mouth and let the words come out!Dextrostat (d-amphetamine sulfate) is simply another brand name under which this amphetamine is marketed. Amphetamines are Schedule II (C-II) Controlled Substances - no refills in any state in the Union and quantity limitations usually of a 30-day supply or specific number of dosage units in many states. Dextrosat comes in a 10mg tablet; Dexedrine never did and still does not. Although ADD/ADHD often can call for higher than usual doses, the average dose of Dexedrine is about 15mg - one 5mg tablet three times daily or one Dexedrine 15mg time-realsed Spansules. I haven't written a script for Dexedrine in so long that I don't even think the time-release formulation is still available as the brand-nname product. It appears that manufacturers of Dextrostat might have introduced the 10mg tab the same way around the dosage unit limit that Xanax 2mg was and is. (2mg of Xanax is generally only required by patients with genuine Panic Disorder, w/ or w/o Agoraphobia. Generic dextroamphetamine tablets long have been available in 5mg and 10mg immediate release form.

THe amphetamines - especially absent Adderall - can be extremely dangerous. The only other member of the family (other than dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) marketed in the US is literally the last amphetamine left standing: methamphetamine HCl, once (and still) marketed here by Abbot Labs as Desoxyn and by what was then Burroughs-Wellcome as Methedrine. There were injectable dosage forms of Methedrine available that almost killed many people who received a "lift" out of the torpor of recovering from anaesthesia with a shot of Methedrine.

Much more so than Adderall will EVER be, Dextrostat and Dexedrine are subject to misuse, abuse and addiction, to say nothing of wholesale diversion if prescribed to adolescents.This has to do with the various d- and -dl-amphetamines salts in Adderall. Long story short, if too take more than you're supposed to, the nasty side effects residing in the dl- part of the molecule usually ensures patients won't make the same mistake twice.

Why in the world would I ask any doctor write for amphetamines on MY (s patient's) Narcolepsy is pretty damned rare. Occasionally we use Dexedrine in 5-15mg/day in order to augment multiple drug therapy in patients whose depression has been refractory to other pharmacological treatment. It can be a very safe drug and, to this day, a helpful drug to psychiatrists. However, this is one case where the feds are NOt overreacting. A competent neurologist or psychiatrist really is the only type of physician that I believe should write for Dexedrine or Dextrostat, even though all of us whose Controlled Substance prescriptive privilege has not been limited by the DEA!!

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Can sudden withdrawal of Adderall cause harmful side effects?

This is kindly individual, regular users of Adderall (daily user) should not suddenly stop taking Adderall without first talking with the prescribing doctor. It's not something that one should do with ANY medication. Not recommended by any doctor, you should really be under doctors care when decreasing your dose. Making sure that your body is adjusting well. Since we are all different, react different, adjust different this is between patient and doctor.

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What happens if you are caught with unprescribed Adderall?

Each State may have it's own laws, however there was a federal convention which set out some uniform drug laws that State's could adopt and use as they saw fit. Most State's seem to be using laws mostly or entirely based upon that convention. Here is the MICHIGAN take on the adderall, and it's a pretty safe bet that it is similar to most other states.

333.7403(2)(e) A prescription form is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

If you read the entire statute (1) sets out that you shouldn't have a drug in your possession. (2) sets out the different penalties for different drugs. So (2)(a) is for narcotic drugs (which are only opiates (such as heroin) under a legal definition) and cocoa leaves (cocaine) get you into this category, which carries some pretty hefty penalties depending on how many grams you have. (2)(b) carves out a spot for having meth and one other drug that I didn't bother looking at because it wasn't in the schedule II listings for drugs, so it doesn't apply to adderall. This section also provides the penalties for any drugs not described in 2,c,d or e. (2)(c) list some drugs, non of which are amphetamine (adderall). (2)(d) is for marijuana and you have 2(e) at the top, which is the penalty for adderall.

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ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

Is it OK to mix Strattera Adderall and Prozac?

I currently take 80mg straterra, 70mg vyvanse (a speed-derived drug like adderall), and 10mg lexapro (an ssri like paxil, luvox, etc) and it is working great!

before I started vyvanse, I was taking straterra with lexapro and adderall: about 40 mg of adderall daily.

taking too much adderall caused me to be very anxious, self-conscious, and almost paranoid. when I reduced adderall to about 20 mg/day, as well as when I switched over to vyvanse, things smoothed out much better.

i should add that I was smoking a decent amount of medical marijuana at for most of this period too, which probably increased the paranoia....

I have since stopped the pot, and things are very smooth.

Just my personal experience, your results may vary, but whatever you do, be very cafeful with adderall!!! I had a mild psychotic episode where I thought everyone was out to get me, I couldn't leave home, and I am a "normal" person!

be safe. these are tools, not toys.

I am on 40mg of Srattera (once a day), 30mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Paxil. I haven't noticed any unusual side effects, but that is just my own experience. Every individual is unique in their response to certain medications.

The answer is YES!!! The person asked a yes or no question. They didn't ask for your medical history.


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