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Re: cylert

Posted by Elizabeth on December 13, 1998, at 19:22:17

In reply to Re: cylert, posted by alan on December 13, 1998, at 0:10:09

I've used Cylert. I don't have any other stimulants to compare it to, but it is supposed to be a relatively "smooth ride" compared to Ritalin or Dexedrine, because it is longer-lasting. I never felt any desire to take extra pills or anything like that. I took it for 6 months without needing to raise the dose. Be careful of withdrawal, though, if you have a history of depression and decide to stop taking Cylert after a while.

I think that whether you are liable to abuse meds probably depends on whether you have abused drugs in the past, especially drugs of the same sort (stimulants in this case), and also if you tend to be impulsive in general.

I did actually have a fellow student (I was in college at the time) ask me for some Cylert. (She didn't say what she wanted it for, but I assumed it was either to assist in pulling an all-nighter or for recreational use.) (I refused, BTW. :-)

The DEA's measures of abuse potential aren't terribly useful, but Cylert is in the same category (Schedule IV) as a lot of other drugs, including Valium (and the other benzos) and phentermine. (This is why it's more convenient to prescribe than Ritalin or Dexedrine.)




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