I am currently on 10 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and birth control. I am finding it hard to study and stay focused. I am considering taking Adderall to help with this although I am not diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. I KNOW THAT THIS IS ILLEGAL!!! I promise your answer will not influence my decision in any way but I'm looking for an accurate answer in order to be safe. I have heard that Prozac and Adderall have an interaction, but will I be at lower risk because I am on such a small dose of Prozac? And how much Adderall should I take? I feel like 10 mg would be enough. If it helps I am an 18 y/o female weighing about 110 lbs.
Stugglingstudent, i hope you are seeing a doctor for the adderall. If so he/she will tell you the correct and safest dose. I hope your not considering getting the adderall else where. This is not a medicine to play around with. It could have horrible affects on you if not used correctly.
strugglingstudent; No you do not want to take a chance with these 2 medications together.Here is all the Interactions and they are listed as MAJOR which means they are in the high range of you having serious interactions so if you think you feel bad now look at all these problems you could have if you mix these two. Talk with you doctor. This is playing with dynamite HERE IS THE COPY AND PASTE OF INTERACTIONS.(((((Interactions between your selected drugs
Applies to: Prozac (fluoxetine), Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine)
Talk to your doctor before using FLUoxetine together with amphetamine. FLUoxetine may increase the effects of amphetamine, and side effects such as jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, and racing thoughts have been reported. Combining these medications can also increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death. You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms while taking the medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.)))))) don't do it.talk with your doctor they may need to change the Prozac and might find that this is your problem STAY SAFE Chuck1957
This is my personal experience. I was given Fluoxetine 20mg and I take two tablets a day. I felt great on it, but I had really low energy, slept a lot and could not focus.
I told my doctor about how I felt and I asked for ADHD medication. He prescribed me Adderall 10mg.
The two combined I feel amazing. I am always happy with Fluoxetine and the adderall makes me feel alert, focused, and super energetic.
In the morning I take 1 20mg of Fluoxetine pill with a half a pill of adderall 10mg & Then i take it again in the afternoon. Around 5-6 hours apart.
I just want to tell everyone these pills are not a fix or a permanent solution. While I am on these pills I am getting myself together. I'm exercising, eating healthy, mediating, and although I don't feel hungry I eat something regardless like nuts, fruit, soups, and salads. My portions are smaller, but since I don't eat that much I eat as healthy as possible. Some people use these pills to eat a small amount food and then eat unhealthy. You should try to use these pills to help you through your current situation and have a plan of getting off these pills. I am also forgiving the people that have hurt me. I am using this opportunity to further educate myself and become the person I always dreamed. But I don't want to rely on these pills and I go to therapy. With the help these pills I am getting myself together and with the help of my doctor coming up with a plan to get off of them. You should do the same. Some people use these pills to mask the problems in there life rather than use these pills to help them cope, recover, heal, and get off. Then when their doctor takes them off their pills they do drastic horrible, insane, suicidal things. This is just my opinion.
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