I was diagnosed with severe narcolepsy over a year ago. Initially I was taking 30mg ritalin for what I thought was chronic fatigue. My doctor would not increase it until I completed a sleep study. Results showed extremely narcolepsy. My 5 kids have also been diagnosed. My sleep doctor told me i was on the highest dose Adderall of 60mg a day. I've been doing research and i have seen that the 60mg dose is the highest for ADHD but the highest dose for narcolepsy is 90 MG. I love my Adderall but I'm still extremely tired.
What is the max dose of Adderall for severe narcolepsy?
Question posted by Edsvavarsson on 6 Jan 2021
Last updated on 22 January 2021 by 96chanz
60mg a day is the recommended max dosage for Narcolepsy & ADHD in adults.
Everything I've read recommends a MDD (maximum daily dosage) of 60mg/day in divided doses.
I'd discuss it with your doctor but she/he might be hesitant to prescribe a higher dosage because of the potential for habituation and adverse side effects. There are some newer medications on the market now that you might also ask your doctor about.
Oops! Best regards...
Thank you for your response. I have only found one source online stating 90 MG but several people on this site have stated they take 90 MG. I do know there are other medications but I am not prepared to try things that may not work as well. Adderall works great and I don't ever get any side effects. I think if my doctor increased my dose a little bit more it would be the answer I've been looking for. I'm a single mom of 5 kids, and my boyfriend has a young one too. Plus my boyfriend has heart failure due to a mystery heart attack last February when the pandemic was starting. I have a heavy load and experimenting with new meds isn't in my best interest right now. I do thank you for your information!
You're welcome and best of luck to you!
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