I've been on Adderall 30mg 2x a day for about four years, and I feel like it's no longer working. Is Dexedrine close to it?
Adderall and Dexedrine are both central nervous system stimulants. They are both short-acting forms of amphetamines, that take effect about 30-45 minutes after taking them and they are effective for 3-4 hours. They’re approved for the treatment of ADHD and also for narcolepsy (a neurological condition marked by severe daytime drowsiness).
Over time both drugs can lead to tolerance. This occurs when a person takes the drug for a period of time and then needs to increase the dose to feel the same effects. The body is capable of building up a tolerance to all forms of amphetamines, including Adderall and Dexedrine.
It's important that your take your medicines as prescribed. Abuse of your prescription is more likely to contribute to tolerance. Talk with your doctor about how to manage Adderall tolerance.
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