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CHEMIST or anyone-- the art of taking adderall

Posted by CareBear04 on August 26, 2004, at 13:07:53

i was just prescribed adderall (generic made by barr), and i was wondering how best to take it. before this, i was on provigil (200 qd) and strattera (40 bid) for ADD symptoms and constant tiredness. the provigil worked for a little while, but then it seemed to poop out.

first, what dose of adderall would be equivalent to the strattera/provigil combo? my dr gave me 5mg tablets and said that i can take up to 15mg twice a day, but she is worried about possible tremor. i took 5mg almost an hour ago, but i don't feel anything. how patient should i be before ramping up the dose?

second, what is the best way to take adderall? i've read some people say to take it an hour before eating on an empty stomach, while others say to take it after a meal. how long does adderall take to kick in?

finally, i'm also on eskalith cr 1350mg. it's written that lithium may decrease the stimulant and anorexic effects of adderall. i really really want adderall to work (i've been so tired and inattentive all the time), and i'm thinking of stopping the lithium for awhile to see what the adderall can do. i know this isn't a good idea, so is there a way to get around the lithium/adderall interaction?

thank you all for your input! this board is great for med advice.




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