is there any prescription tabs available to u.k like amphetimine

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  1. carling29

    carling29 Newbie

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    hi there everyone was just wondering is there any sorts of medications available to the u.k like amphetimine for swim as here in wales the speed always seems rubbish :eek: and well you,d get a better kick outta reb bull lol any information would be appreciated

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    Adderall is available in the UK and thats not like amphetamine it is amphetamine.

    Then there is Ritalin which is methylphenidate if you can't pronouce that it is meh thill FEH nih date....which gives you similar effects. So I'm told. Methylphenidate is found in: Concerta, Metadate CD, Metadate ER, Methylin, Methylin ER, Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Ritalin-SR.


    Hope this gives a little insight, if not oh well....I tried aemoticons4u.com_cool_269.gif


    Edit: To answer your other question via pm you sent

    Adderall is amphetamine-dextroamphetamine and it is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD). We have a whole forum dedicated to adderall, ritalin, concerta and ampetamines. Please use the search engine to find more.


    And to address another issue please review the rules of the forum. Pay special attention to the self incrimination part...
     
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  3. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Adderall is not listed in the British Natonal Formulary, so will not be licensed for prescription in the U.K.. May be found privately, but A Certain Mouse has yet to hear of it. Strange really, as it's a British drug from what I can gather...

    Dexedrine (Dexamfetamine Sulphate) is licensed for the treatment of narcolepsy & adhd (i.e. in children). Other amfetamine-like medications available are Atomoxetine (Strattera, a SNRI (selective norepenphrine reuptake inhibitor - similar to Venlafaxine)), Ritalin (Methylphenidate), & Modafinil (Provigil). Of them all Modafinil is the one most likely to be prescribed to an adult, being licensed for
    , although I have known adults to be prescribed dexamfetamine also.

    Be aware that British doctors are not as likely to prescribe these medications as their American counterparts, & would certainly want a battery of tests before writing the 'script.
     
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    Adderall Now Available In The UK

    Well this how I came to the conclusion. Feel free to correct me. This was an article back in 2001 from adders.org. From what it looks like they were actually welcoming it at the time.

    Adderall Now Available In The UK

    adders.org has been advised by BR Pharma International Ltd that Adderall is now available in the United Kingdom.

    BR Pharma International Ltd. who in March last year made Ritalin Slow Release available in the UK have now gained the agreement of the Medicine Control Agency and have obtained all the necessary permits from the Home Office to make distribution of Adderall legal in this Country. The drug itself has still yet to be fully registered in the United Kingdom but it is now perfectly legal for it to be prescribed by Consultants, GP's and to be obtained by pharmacists on a patient by patient basis.

    Dr. Geoff Kewley of The Learning Assessment Centre in Horsham, West Sussex, one of the Country's leading specialists in ADHD commented, "Obviously, as this stage, we haven't been able to use it very much but, certainly from the experience in North America - where it is used very significantly - it has been very effective. We are greatly looking forward to having it available. The availability over the last 12-18 months of sustained release Ritalin has made an enormous difference to the management of children and adolescents with ADHD, especially those adolescents who have either forgotten or been too oppositional about taking their short-acting Ritalin at school. Though Adderall will have at least a similar benefit profile, it adds to the increased availability of effective medications for managing ADHD and is a very welcome advance."

    A recent study in the U.S. which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in May 2000, said: "Adderall(R) (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product) is significantly more effective at reducing inattention, oppositional behaviour, and other symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than methylphenidate, an older ADHD treatment.

    The study of 58 children with ADHD also found that the benefits of Adderall last longer than those of methylphenidate (which is sold under the brand name Ritalin(R)). In fact, 70 percent of patients taking a single morning dose of Adderall found significant improvement in ADHD symptoms, while just 15 percent of patients taking methylphenidate improved significantly with only one dose."

    Apparently all a pharmacist has to do is to fax a photocopy of the original prescription to BR Pharma International on (UK Only) 020 8207 5557 (Tel:020 8207 0770) BR Pharma and ADDerall can be sent by special next day delivery.

    At present Adderall is only available in packs of 100 tablets in both 5 and 10mg doses. More information on Adderall can be found on our medications page.

    Caroline Hensby for adders.org
     
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  5. Micklemouse

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    I've come across similar bits of literature before about Adderall, but feel it paints a misleading picture of the ease with which it could be obtained. Adderall remains unlicensed for the treatment of ADHD or ADD. Un-licensed prescription in the U.K. often needs sponsorship from the local NHS Trust, & is usually restricted to patients for whom all other alternatives have been exhausted. Many doctors may be reluctant to prescribe as they are more liable if things go horribly wrong than if they had prescribed a licensed medicine. Basically, if it aint in the BNF, it aint licensed, & is for all intents & purposes not available through the NHS. Some private consultants may be a bit more free & easy in their prescriptions however, & it would be interesting to hear from British ADD patients who have successfully been prescribed Adderall.

    From The General Medical Council Guidelines

    From NetDoctor.co.uk

    All of the above applies to ADD (adults) also, although tricyclic antidepressants have also been used with some success apparently.