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Highest dosage of adderal for ADHD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I am a 23 year old female with ADD/ADHD. I was diagnosed as a child and have tried several medications
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I am on adderal (non XR) and have been for about 6 months
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I was wondering what is the highest dosage of adderal (non xr) that a doctor will perscribe?
User :   My regular doctor moved to a location too far away, and the doctor I saw most recently, did not seem to know anything at all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I want to know if I can up my dosage or if I should look into switching medications
User :   I am on 20 mg twice a day now, but have been cutting them in half and taking them 10 mg at a time (as my doctors advise)
Doctor :   Are you on any medications now? and whats the dosage?
User :   generic adderal 20 mg/ twice daily
User :   however, i take sometimes 10mg, to spread it throughout the day
User :   i work nights somtimes, and i feel as if it doesn't last very long in my system. some days its fine and some days i feel like i never took it.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
When were you asked to taper it?
User :   3 months ago?
Doctor :  
There are extended release preparations as well
Doctor :  
which you can take for day long protection
User :   They said it was cheeper than getting a perscription for 10 mg and I don't have insurance right now
Doctor :  

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