I've been taking Concerta 56mg for 6 years. My Dr. put me on Adderall 10mg twice a day. I'm not sure if it works as well. Whats the difference between Adderall XR . Does it work as well or better XR verses just Adderall? Some days it works great and others I'm not sure.
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Adderall XR (Extended Release) is a time released pill. Adderall IR (Imedeate Release), or is also known as Instant Release.
Adderall IR - Initial Dose: 10 mg per day orally upon awakening.
Maintenance Dose: The daily dosage may be raised in increments of 10 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained, up to a maximum of 60 mg/day. Give first dose on awakening; additional doses (1 or 2) at intervals of 4 to 6 hours. If bothersome adverse reactions appear (e.g., insomnia or anorexia), dosage should be reduced.
Adderall XR - In adults with ADHD who are either starting treatment for the first time or switching from another medication, the recommended dose is 20 mg/day.
I've been taking Adderall IR since the age of 6, took myself off to join the Marines. I recently saw a doctor and have been taking the IR for a few months now and tried Vyvanse and can tell a major difference on how the medications react to my body. Adderall IR I feel like I have more controll. I'm going to ask my Dr. if XR might be good for me. You can also take the XR in the morning, and if you feel the need to take more after the XR wears off the IR usaually last abour 3-4 hours for me. hope this helps :)
I, too, try not to come off sounding a certain way - and I know on the seldom occasion I jump on here & answer a question or 2, it is NOT to give anyone instructions/directions as though I am his or hers PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST, or NURSE, it is to share my particular experience with that medication, as i only answer if it is a medication i have personally taken or am taking now, and not because I just bought 7 of them and wondering what it is I just paid $75 for. I joined this site October 2011 and enjoyed it and visited often... but it changed... all of the sudden every time i get my notifications for the groups i'm signed up with and see a question that sounds interesting so I click on it & get brought to the page, sure enough, if 2 or 3 people haven't jumped on it, with these posts that make my face get hot because i am so angry and would grab these people if i could and bash all of their ignoramous and potentially murderous heads together.
i can tell by most of these posts it sounds like younger guys & girls, you can tell by how they pose their questions, and often times they seem nervous and scared like most of us probably were at that age, especially with private/personal things, and they come on here because they can't or don't choose to talk to their parents or doctor, and the handful of idiots on here are more than happy to authoritatively and with such confidence, tell these confused kids what to do. It takes away from this site and makes it NOT COOL compared to other sites like MedScape where they wouldn't tolerate such insanity.
I take 60 mgs of Adderall xr and 30 mgs at noon. I have been on the immediate release and I want to make an appointment with my doctor to have my xr switched back to immediate release. I feel xr is not strong enough and xr should be reformulated just like xanax xr. Claiming that xanax xr last for 24 hours which studies found through patients taking it that it does not work for 24 hours. That is why immediate xanax is giving with the xr during throughout the day with it. I have been on both medications but feel that either way the both of them with being immediate release are stronger as I have been switched back and fourth.
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