Adderall in adolescents

Discussion in 'Pharmacology' started by botas, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. botas

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    I have just finished his first semester as a freshman in college, and has been taking adderall since he was a sophomore in high school he thinks. I believe he heard something about the possible consequences of amphetamines in children and adolescents and would like to know about the safety of adderall at a therapeutic daily dose of about 20 mg. if taken only as prescribed (and the occasional... "study session"), would I be fine?
     
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    I think reduced creativity, motivation, and increased risk of psycosis are reported psychological effects in long-term users.

    Adderall is an amphetamine, taken in high enough dosages you
    will experience similar side effects of other amphetamine users.
     
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    yes, swim understands this much. but will the normal therapeutic dose affect someone if taken over a LONG period of time? I takes 20 mg xr adderall every day. he has been taking this for about 5 years he thinks, and still takes it (maybe longer than 5 years)
     
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    The affects would definatly be accumulative. It would be a good idea to think about having periods without addy every few months or so.
     
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    If you begin to feel schizo or Parkinson's-like, see a doctor.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it because if something was going to happen, You probably would've experienced it when You first began using it.