I was just prescribed Amphetamine Salts and I am afraid of the initial side affects. Is it safe to cut in half?
Yes, I actually have to take it with one of the Adderall IR pilla split each dose (1 & 1/2 tabs per dose). If it's an immediate release tablet, you should be okay, although everyone is different! If you are still worried, please call your doctor asap.
If it's the immediate release tablets, yes splitting is perfectly fine.
If your dose is once daily, I have found splitting the tablet and taking half in the early morning and the other 4 hours later is optimal.
The half-life of this pharmaceutical is about 4 hours but if you split the dose the blood levels gradually decline rather than spike up then rapidly down.
This will prevent what many describe as "a crash".
I for one always advise this for the once-daily dosing of amphetamine rapid action products that are Not time released.
Thanks for the question
- Amphetamine Information for Consumers
- Amphetamine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amphetamine (detailed)
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