Daughter starting Dexedrine

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Daughter starting Dexedrine
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 4:08pm

Hey everyone, thanks for the feedback on the caffeine treatment.

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 5:11pm

Thanks for the quick resonses.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 4:46pm
No clue about Dexedrine--a brief websearch says it's in the Adderall family--but there are plenty of long-acting ritalin formulations (Ritalin LA, Concerta, Focalin XR, to name just 3), so why on earth would they give that as the reason?
Megan
Megan
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 4:44pm

Hi, welcome back


So she will be taking the Short acting med? Which type of ADHD was she diangosed with? You had mentioned ADHD/Innattentive earlier.


Dexedrine is dextroamphetamine sulfate, basically the same med as Adderall,

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.