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Adderall Types and Dosage. Miami Guide.

Mango Clinic Miami is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones the very best medical care for your ADD/ADHD and narcolepsy related symptoms. Our professional and caring staff at Mango Clinic will be able to provide you with the best solutions for any disorders or symptoms you may have. If you suffer from any of the disorders mentioned above, we will be able to provide you with the right treatment options and solutions, tailored to your specific needs. We also offer ADHD examinations and diagnosis, with a wide variety of treatment options, including therapy and counseling.

 

Adderall IR & XR Explained.

Adderall pill exampleAdderall is the brand name for a prescription medication most commonly used for symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A Schedule II controlled substance, Adderall is the combination of two pre-existing stimulants: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. With the right amount of dosage, Adderall has been shown to treat symptoms such as hyperactivity and inattention, traits which are commonly associated with ADD/ADHD. The use of Adderall has thus allowed patients to better handle and control their symptoms. Can Adderall help me?

There are two types of Adderall that can be prescribed: Adderall IR (Immediate Release) and Adderall XR (Extended Release). Both types have equal dosage options, with minor differences.

Adderall IR can be taken within a 24-hour time frame multiple times in equally-divided doses, whereas Adderall XR can only be taken once per day. The doses included for both are:

5 mg (IR and XR)

7.5 mg (IR only)

10 mg (IR and XR)

15 mg (IR and XR)

20 mg (IR and XR)

25 mg (XR only)

30 mg (IR and XR)

 

Dosage Options for Adderall in Miami

The effects of IR are usually felt within an hour, but since everyone’s body is different, the actual time frame can vary. If you don’t find yourself having any effects, it could be something in your body that is preventing the medication from working, such as a substantial amount of vitamin C. It can help to take the medication an hour before eating and before taking any vitamin C. In some cases, you just may need a higher dosage, so contact your physician if you feel this may be the case.

The right Adderall dosage can vary from person to person since both children and adults can be prescribed the medication. The dosage will be prescribed by your physician, and while a low dosage is common when starting out, it can be increased if needed. Dosage variation on a single individual becomes more normalized once they reach adulthood; prior to this, the dosage can vary from year to year. Because of this, it’s recommended that the prescription for children be reviewed once per year.

While children can safely take Adderall, the ages differ with regards to Adderall IR and XR. As per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), no children under three years can take IR, and no children under six years can take XR. What is the right dosage?

 

Symptoms for Taking AdderallEffects of Adderall

The exact symptoms related to ADD/ADHD are not always clear, so it helps to understand if you may experience these symptoms, which would then allow you to be prescribed Adderall. Disorganization, fidgeting, lack of focus, and forgetfulness are among the symptoms that can be treated by Adderall, along with excessive talking and general anxiety.

The symptoms can also vary among individuals, depending on their sex and age. Children can be harder to diagnose, due to the uncertainty of whether or not their behavior can be connected to symptoms related to ADD/ADHD or narcolepsy. Adults, as well as older teens, can be easier to diagnose, but it can still vary from person to person, such as younger boys and girls exhibiting different symptoms from each other.

It’s also important to remember the side effects that come from taking Adderall. These include dizziness, restlessness, insomnia, dry mouth, increase in blood pressure, and anxiety. Along with these sorts of side effects, there’s the added danger of addiction. Due to the euphoric feeling it can provide, some people may find themselves dependent on Adderall, and this can lead to abuse. It’s possible that taking Adderall may not be the best solution for you, in which case you should always talk with your physician as to whether this is true, and which alternatives exist in place of Adderall.

 

Doctors in Miami Who Prescribe Adderall

If you or a loved one might be suffering from ADD/ADHD, narcolepsy, or have any of their related symptoms, schedule an appointment with Mango Clinic Miami today. We understand that you might need your Adderall prescription the same day, so we will do our best to help you. We do not guarantee the approval for Adderall but in case if all requirements are met, you will be able to get your ADHD medications the same day. Our staff of Florida licensed professionals is certified to help provide you with solutions to keep you living a happy and healthy life. Since each patient is different, with unique individual needs, we conduct thorough ADHD testing to make sure we can provide the best set of viable options for your ADD treatment. At Miami Mango Clinic, you’re given the utmost attention and care to ensure the most beneficial and healthy solutions. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our qualified physicians today. 

 

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How Does Sugar Impact ADHD?

Do you know the impact of sugar on your ADHD? Reports from a Yale University study show increased inattention in ADD patients who consumed high-sugar diets. The University of South Carolina conducted another research. It has also shown that hyperactive children who consume large amounts of sugar tend to be more restless and destructive. However, other studies found no correlation between high sugar intake and increased hyperactivity in ADD patients. The truth is that sugar affects the functioning of the brain and since ADD is a neurological condition, sugar does have some effect on ADD symptoms.

How Your Body Processes Sugar

Sugar comes in many forms including sucrose, corn sweetener, dehydrated cane juice, corn syrup, dextrin, dextrose, maltodextrin, malt syrup, sorghum syrup, maltose, rice syrup, saccharose, molasses, and sorghum. When you consume carbohydrates, the body converts them into glucose (a kind of sugar), which the muscles and organs (including the brain) use as an energy source. The neurons within the brain are unable to store glucose, and as such, they require a constant and steady supply. If the neurons within the brain receive a larger than normal supply of glucose, the body tends to become hyperactivity and experience sugar crashes. It should be noted, however, that there is “good” and “bad” sugar.

“Good” and “Bad” Sugar

“Good” sugar is obtained from the breaking down of complex carbohydrates and fruits. Complex carbohydrate takes longer to be processed and digested, and as such, they release energy (in the form of glucose) to the body over an extended period. Fruits release glucose at a steady rate due to the presence of fiber. On the other hand, “bad” sugar refers to the refined sugar present in soda, candy, and cookies. The effects of refined sugar are almost instantaneous. The brain becomes flooded with glucose, resulting in the release of serotonin which makes you feel happy. The spike in the level of blood sugar causes the pancreas to produce large quantities of insulin, in a bid to absorb the sugar. Once this happens, you will begin to “crash,” causing feelings of tiredness and loss of focus.

Effects of Excessive Sugar Intake

Consuming large amounts of sugar over time leads to memory loss, issues with processing information, anxiety, and depression. All of these are symptoms adults with ADHD and ADD tend to exhibit. Aside from obesity and diabetes, adults with ADHD are susceptible to hyperactivity, fatigue, mood swings, insomnia, alcoholism, drug addictions, etc., all of which are exacerbated by the intake of large amounts of sugar.

How Sugar Impacts ADHD
Effects of Excessive Sugar Intake

Does Sugar Worsen the Symptoms of ADHD?

There are no studies showing that sugar causes ADHD or ADD. Nevertheless, too much of it could result in behavioral tendencies that mimic its symptoms. It is obvious that sugar does worsen the symptoms in patients with the disorder. Therefore, it is a good idea to watch your sugar intake, especially refined sugar. Eating a healthy, balanced diet ensures a stable, steady supply of blood sugar for your body all through the day. This will lead to increased mental focus, balanced moods and improved attention.

Some ADD patients believe that mega doses of minerals and vitamins can help alleviate the symptoms. There is little evidence that nutritional supplements can help manage ADD. In some cases, such supplements interact with and affect the functioning of ADD medications such as Adderall.

It is always best to talk with a professional about the symptoms of ADD. Discover what the best type of diet for ADD patients is. Some foods and supplements may worsen the symptoms. The good news is that ADHD/ADD is a manageable condition and with the right professional help, you can live a remarkably productive life. If you would like to meet with a qualified physician to discuss your ADHD/ADD, please schedule an appointment by calling Mango Clinic in Miami at +1 (305) 776-2898.


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