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Ritalin or Dexedrine? Which is "better"?

Posted by dove on October 15, 1999, at 13:32:54

In reply to Ritalin or Dexedrine? Which is "better"?, posted by jp on October 15, 1999, at 12:18:36

I take Adderall, which is comparable to Dexedrine in theory. Ritalin was the first CNS Stimulant my daughter was prescribed. She had some major problems with it, real moody, roller-coaster feelings. She said it would work and then suddenly not work, there seemed to be no predictability, completely random.

Next, she tried Ritalin Sustained Release, which had the same profile only add the sometime longer lasting ups and downs, more intense onset and the occasional no onset.

Adderall is apparently smoother, longer-lasting and has less negative side-effects for people I personally know. Dexedrine appears to work in a similar manner to Adderall. This would give it a longer period of action, smoother onset (no racing heart/less panic or anxiety rushes)Less instability (constant rather than up-down-up-down) and a slow down as opposed to Ritalin's big crash.

If you look around the current board and the archived boards you'll find a lot more info. Watch or search for keywords like: ADD, ADHD, Stimulants, Adderall, Dexedrine, Ritalin and Ritalin SR. Really, that should be enough, there's quite a few posts on this board about the Stim's. Take care.




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