Amphetamine is a drug used to stimulate the central nervous system in conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It can cause side effects like restlessness, acne, and blurred vision.
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How do Adderall and anesthesia interact?
Query: Hi doctor,My female friend, who is 28 years old, is on Adderall for ADD and scheduled for hip surgery. Should she stop Adderall before surgery? Is there adverse interaction with anesthesia and Adderall. She had a long-term (eight months) adverse reaction to general anesthesia after surgery on the ot... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend need not stop Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine) to get anesthesia. Secondly, the only side effect that may happen is resistant hypotension due to catecholamines depletion. That can be taken care of by the anesthetist. ... Read Full »
What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co... Read Full »
How to correct sleeping irregularities due to quitting Adderall?
Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my friend. She is 23 years old. She is 5'11 and somewhere around 130-140 lbs. Lately, she developed thyroid issues, such as a slowed heart rate. She used to take Adderall for her ADHD but has not in months. She drinks coffee nearly every day. Her sleep schedule... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your friend has had ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and given up to take Adderall one month back as she had taken that for her ADHD. Now your friend has insomnia. She has recently started to take ... Read Full »
I am not benefitted from Adderall once I restart the medicine after a break. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with adult ADD. My psychiatrist prescribed 20 mg Adderall every morning. I took it for a few days (it worked) and then took a break of two days as I found I was not able to sleep on it. I thought I would get a good night sleep and then resume the meds to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It usually takes a few attempts to optimize your ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) medication regimen. It can be somewhat frustrating, but your experience is not uncommon. Your doctor will titrate the dose of Adderall (Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine) ac... Read Full »
I am on Adderall for ADD and I am unable to sleep. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have ADD and taking Adderall 20 mg twice daily. Usually, my sleep is good and rarely I may feel difficult to sleep. Also, I only take prescription when I am supposed to. But, for the past one week, I am unable to sleep. I took my sleeping pills and still just could not sleep. As till ea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to know how long have you been taking that dose of Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine)? It is relatively high dose. Usually, with greater than 20 mg it has less effect on ADD (attention deficit disorder) and you... Read Full »
Can Adderall tablets cause allergy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. My weight is 180 lbs and height is 5'10". I was prescribed a generic brand of Adderall 20 mg about a year ago. It truly has improved my lifestyle. Up until about two months ago everything was fine. I noticed that on the left side of my neck became red randomly. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and I appreciate your effort for a detailed and meticulous history. Since you are on tablet Adderall 20 mg, which is Amphetamine, it can cause photoallergic cutaneous side effects. It is true that initially for a few months you have no suc... Read Full »
Can long-term usage of Amphetamine cause serious health effects?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Amphetamine for 25 years orally, which started as an energy boost as I have a hyperactive child. Could this be a health risk if I have never abused quantity (meaning my intake has never increased)? I am well aware of increased heart risks having had high BP. I had high B... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Thank you so much for your query. Hepatitis C might be a contributing factor behind low energy. However, your Amphetamine dose is also not sufficient. Therefore, I would request you to visit your psychiatrist to increase the dosage and visit a gastroenterologist to see t... Read Full »
Will no other stimulants work for me if I do not respond to Phentermine?
Query: Hello doctor, I have ADD and narcolepsy as well. I have not been on any medications for either. I consulted a sleep specialist and psychiatrist in two weeks separately. I have taken Phentermine 37.5 in the past for weight loss which did not work. I would take two pills and still be tired and go to s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Phentermine is a stimulant drug, but its use is mainly limited to weight loss. If that does not work for you, it does not mean that other drugs will not work. If you have been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder) and you have narcolepsy, then other stimu... Read Full »
Why do I get irresistible sleep attack during day time with sleep paralysis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have daily sleep attacks during the day (irresistible sleep attacks) and before I fall to sleep I see things like I am dreaming but I knew I am awake. At night, before I fall asleep I have multiple episodes of sleep paralysis. Sometimes in every morning, I have sleep attacks and I f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Irresistible sleep attacks during daytime are called narcolepsy. They are usually considered harmful and should be treated with stimulant drugs. Amphetamines are used to treat them. Sleep paralysis is also treated with antidepressant medicines and Benzodiazepines. U... Read Full »
Why do I have dryness in my eyes after laser surgery in the eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. 17 years ago, I began experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. I was put on Zoloft. After about five years, I was moved to Lexapro as Zoloft was not working. After being on Lexapro for five years, I was moved to Pristiq. After 5 years on Pristiq, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. It is true that SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) make the person emotionally blunt when on a long term use. In your case, SSRI (Zoloft and Lexapro) and Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) are ineffective ... Read Full »