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Re: dexedrine spansules vs. adderall Cindylou

Posted by utopizen on February 15, 2003, at 17:05:49

In reply to Re: dexedrine spansules vs. adderall, posted by Cindylou on February 15, 2003, at 8:39:01

> Just a note -- back in my college days (I'm dating myself) "Dexatrim" was the diet pill on the market. I took it a few times and it knocked me out -- I was always very medicated and sleepy on it. My pdoc said there was about 30 mg. of Dexedrine in it!!! I can't believe they used to sell that over-the-counter. No wonder I felt so horrible on it.

Actually, Dexatrim had caffiene in it-- the caffiene was suppose to make your metabolism faster.

It was called Dexatrim to snatch some of the marketing power of Dexedrine, which was known best as a diet pill, its main indication. Dexatrim was for the people who couldn't afford Dexedrine and the weight loss doctors ("fat doctors") who prescribed them.

Dexedrine was never sold over the counter, but its ancestor, Benzedrine, was. Benzedrine was the levo and delta (l+d) isomers of amphetamine in a racemic mixture. Benzedrine was sold as an inhaler and later in tablet form for weight loss, other indications. Dexedrine is simply the delta isomer, which is the more effective isomer of amphetamine responsible for its effect and less responsible than levo isomer for its side effects.

Adderall includes the l-isomer, accounting for why it may make people feel more jittery.

I take 20mg 2x day of Adderall (when I'm productive enough to deal with the jitteriness) but soon will switch to Dexedrine 2x day. Only problem is, when my doctor had me trial dex once, he gave me 60 5mg as a month's supply-- but I really need 10mg I believe as a single dose, and at least 2x/day...




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