Popular Posts

Search This Blog

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Too Much Adderall?

Question: What would the maximum dose for Adderall Extended Release be for an adult male? I am very concerned that my brother in law was given a RX for far more than he needed.

Answer:   Well, many prescriber's go above the FDA recommended dose of Adderall XR 20mg daily. The XR should only be taken once a day.  This is not a medication that adults should take long-term. In my practice, I avoid prescribing this medication. I just have not seen long-term success with it and too many people abuse the medication. I know this sounds quite negative, but it's my opinion, it's a dangerous medication if not prescribed and taken appropriately. Your brother-in-law should get a second opinion.