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ADHD Medications: Concerta (Methylphenidate)

What Are Stimulants?

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help patients from all walks of life, whether you’re remote or a local South Floridian. If you are suffering from ADHD/ADD, we can help you get properly evaluated and prescribed by one of our licensed physicians. There are many benefits to being prescribed an ADHD medication with Concerta being one of them, as it can treat a range of symptoms and specific disorders. However, it is important that you understand the risks involved, as well as the benefits and ways that make stimulants work as well as they do for patients the world over.

Life is full of ups and downs, and we do not always have the time to take care of ourselves properly. Even if we make strides in making sure we are healthy, certain things about our health may be hard to notice or take care of. In some cases, it is possible that there is something wrong with us that we have become accustomed to or we do not want to admit to. Sometimes these feelings, whatever they may be, have been with the person for years, and it hasn’t been a disruption to their daily life until recently.

What is Concerta?

Some people who have these sorts of issues end up having ADHD, which can be treated with Concerta, which is a brand name for the generic methylphenidate. Those with ADHD are prone to being highly distracted in nearly any environment, which can be a big problem at work and with friends and family. This can also mean they are restless and unable to stay still, which can be highly disruptive for the individual, as well as others, therefore, ADHD treatment is oftentimes not optional. Whether the person has had it since childhood, or if it only recently has come into the person’s life, it is wise to get it treated. A lack of concentration and inability to focus is not good for most, but Concerta is able to treat this disorder with great success.

Another disorder that can be treated with Concerta is narcolepsy, which may not be as common as ADHD, but can be just as problematic. A sleeping disorder, individuals with narcolepsy are prone to feeling exhausted throughout the day and in need of sleep on a frequent basis. The most famous symptom of narcolepsy is falling asleep at random, often in places where it is less appropriate, like a board meeting or family gathering. Concerta has proven itself to be an effective treatment option for those with narcolepsy, allowing patients to live better as a result.

Concerta (Methylphenidate)
Concerta is a stimulant drug.

Concerta works in much the way similar stimulants do, in that it stimulates the brain and releases dopamine. When the brain is under extreme duress, such as in ADHD cases, it is craving stimulation that it cannot get otherwise, which is further exacerbated by the lack of dopamine flow. Your neurotransmitters are not acting as they should, and this is causing the brain to have a bad time, which results in an individual being restless and lacking focus. By stimulating the brain and releasing dopamine, your brain gets the activity it so desperately wants, allowing you to regain your focus and stay concentrated, along with more alert.

Concerta Types

Concerta specifically is unique among stimulants as it only really comes in one variety, which is extended-release. It can last for up to 12 hours, which usually means taking one dose per day, or a least once every 12 hours (which usually means once a day for most people). Due to its stronger and longer-lasting effects, it can be recommended for patients who want a powerful stimulant. For that reason, it may not be recommended to all; those with severe ADHD and narcolepsy symptoms might prefer Concerta or similar.

You do not need to have ADHD or narcolepsy to be legally prescribed Concerta, as long as you qualify for the stimulant under the conditions required. A variety of symptoms, ranging from anxiety to stress, can qualify a person to be prescribed Concerta, as it will allow the person to regain their calm. This is why stimulants are so popular with college students, as they are able to keep their focus and concentration with drugs like Concerta. While it is easy to assume that many are interested in stimulants for recreational purposes, it has been shown many take the drug for legal and legitimate purposes related to mental enhancement.

Concerta Side-Effects

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Concerta prescription from Mango Clinic

For all the benefits that taking Concerta provides, there are also side-effects that should be kept in mind. While there are common ones, such as hypertension, nausea, dry mouth, and sexual dysfunction, there are also psychological side-effects which can be just as problematic. Some of these, though not as common, include anxiety and insomnia, as well as a decrease in self-confidence and libido.

Some of the more serious risks involved with Concerta are tolerance and dependence. If you take too much Concerta at a time, your body can become used to the drug, creating a tolerance that decreases the effects of the drug. This can make the user think they need to be taking more of the drug, which can then lead to dependence on the user. This dependence can easily be translated into addiction, which can turn deadly if the user takes too many pills and overdoses. Overdoses on stimulants are not unusual and can be a real risk if you become addicted to Concerta. This is why people with a history of drug abuse and addiction are not recommended to take stimulants, as it can lead to more problems than solutions.

Taking Concerta can help many people, and if you think you would benefit from it or any other type of stimulant, get in touch with Mango Clinic. Our staff of medical professionals will evaluate your situation, figure out the best medication and dosage, and provide you with a prescription you can take to your local pharmacy. To make your appointment, call us at (786) 422-9327 or visit our appointment webpage on our website.

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ADD/ADHD Medications: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help potential patients find the right medication they need to improve their health. Our medical staff can assist all types of patients seeking stimulants that can help them live a better life. Vyvanse is one such stimulant that can help people who may have ADHD, eating disorder, or another ailment that can be treated with the drug. While a helpful ADHD treatment prescription drug, it is important to know what the drug does, who it is for, the benefits, and the side-effects.

For many, life can provide plenty of great things, but it can also cause unwanted stress. Whether it’s work, family, friendships, or relationships, there is plenty of reason to be stressed for one reason or another. Unfortunately for some, this stress can affect one’s life in such an extreme way that they become less productive and stable. Some people find themselves with symptoms that prevent them from completing work or doing things they want to do, which can be severely damaging to one’s life.

What Is Vyvanse?

ADHD/ADD is a disorder that can bring with it symptoms of being unproductive and maybe even less stable than you once were. While it is common for patients to have had ADHD since childhood, it can still develop in adults. Vyvanse is able to treat ADHD symptoms that cause people to lose focus; through taking this medication, a patient will find themselves feeling relief that will allow them to take the next steps towards full recovery.

ADHD is not the only thing patients can use Vyvanse for, as it has a variety of uses that makes it versatile for all patients. If you exhibit similar symptoms of stress, lack of focus, exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, and the like, you can be prescribed Vyvanse legally from a licensed doctor. All you have to do is set up an appointment to speak with a licensed doctor who can evaluate you. From there, you explain to them why it is you think would benefit from having Vyvanse or another type of stimulant.

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What is Vyvanse and how it works

How Does Vyvanse Work?

Vyvanse, like other stimulants, works by entering your body and targeting your brain’s reward center, which will then allow it to release dopamine. This is vital, as dopamine enables the brain to function as it should, which means a more functioning and productive person. The neurotransmitters in the brain work to provide, as the drug name implies, stimulation to the mind, which will allow for a tighter focus on behalf of the user. By giving the brain the stimulation it craves, the body and mind become alert and properly energized. This translates to a patient being able to stay focused and less restless than they were before, making it a prime prescription drug for treating ADHD and related ailments.

Due to these positive benefits of brain stimulation, drugs like Vyvanse become quite popular with all types of people and not just those that might be who have ADD/ADHD. If you find yourself with overwhelming stress, you can check with your licensed doctor and see if you qualify for stimulants. It can be a very popular legal drug among students, who find themselves unable to handle the pressures of school properly. Due to their legal status and general ease of access, stimulants are available to many people who are able to qualify for a prescription. While this is mostly a good thing, since it means more people are able to receive helpful medication, it can also be a problem in some circumstances, though not usually.

Vyvanse Risks

While drugs like stimulants are very helpful, it is always essential to understand the risks that go along with them. You should not be taking a stimulant if you are not aware of the possible dangers behind taking the drug, as they can be quite severe depending on the individual. The side-effects associated with Vyvanse include hypertension, erectile dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, blurred vision, and muscle spasms. These effects can be unfortunate for anyone, but it is especially problematic for those who already have severe anxiety and stress.

Vyvanse Side-Effects

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Talk to a doctor at Mango Clinic to find out if Vyvanse is right for you

Physical side-effects are important, but just as vital are side-effects which are psychological in nature. Stimulants are already trying to work on your brain, so having an additional mental issue is the last thing you want happening. Increased alertness and concentration are among the side-effects, which means being even more focused and energized than you should be. You can also find yourself having more significant anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and lack of confidence, all of which can have an adverse effect on your treatment. The psychological effects of a stimulant can be a major problem, so make sure any and all side-effects are reported to your doctor.

Side-effects are a common thing that has become a well-known disclaimer when advertising prescription drugs. However, there is more to these drugs than just common side-effects; you can also become dependent, tolerant of, and addicted to Vyvanse. The tolerance comes from taking the drug in large enough quantities that their effect is no longer working. If this happens, you might want to simply increase your dosage, but it might depend on how you are handling the current dosage. This is where dependence and addiction come in; it is well-known that users can become addicted to their medication, and stimulants are no different. Those with addictive histories or personalities are usually not recommended to take stimulants for these reasons.

If you are interested in Vyvanse or any other medication for your ADD/ADHD treatment and understand the benefits and risks, then contact us at Mango Clinic to schedule your appointment. You will speak with a licensed physician who will help you understand how stimulants work and which one would be best for you. After an evaluation, you will decide on a type of medication and dosage, which you will be able to pick up at your local pharmacy. You can make your appointment today by calling us at 786-391-0269 or by visiting our website’s appointment page.

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How Long Does Adderall XR Last?

There are some disorders which people exhibit in ways that do not always seem apparent to others. You may see someone be a bit restless or fidget a lot, but it does not occur to you as to why this is. They may seem more tired than everyone else, or maybe that do not seem as focused. It does not come from common distractions, either; they seem to have a hard time focusing on any one thing and it may get in the way of their work and daily life. Perhaps this person has been suffering from this disorder for most of their life and they never noticed it before. This person could have ADD/ADHD, which also includes hyperactive behavior. While not uncommon to detect in children, it can affect adults as well. The good news is that, if you are an adult suffering from ADD/ADHD, you are not alone, and this disorder can be treated fairly easily.

 

Similarly, a person could seem tired throughout most of the day, but maybe not appear hyperactive. You might catch them dozing off or struggling to stay awake during regular daytime activities. Someone like this could have a disorder known as narcolepsy. A person with narcolepsy is prone to falling asleep at any time, which can include during the day even when among the company of people they know. Like all disorders, you would need to consult with a medical doctor in order to determine if you do actually have narcolepsy.

 

Mango Clinic Miami can help you with determining whether or not you show signs of ADHD, narcolepsy, or any other type of disorder. With our certified and professional staff of physicians, we can help you find relief options that will work best for you. Once you have gone through a doctor’s evaluation, you will have a better understanding of the disorder and what options you can choose from. In many cases, certain types of medication can be the best help.

 

What is Adderall

What is Adderall?
Adderall is a Schedule II drug and potentially addictive. Consult your doctor before taking Adderall XR

 

While you may not think to compare ADHD and narcolepsy, they can both be treated with the amphetamine-based Adderall. A combination of salts and enantiomers, Adderall treats these disorders by affecting the nervous system and making changes within the brain. Through cognitive enhancement, one can improve their focus, attention, and response time when taking Adderall.

 

It is a drug that can truly alleviate the symptoms associated with ADHD and narcolepsy and can allow people to regain their focus while also making them more alert. It is prescribed in low doses and this has proven to be enough for the many who take Adderall to find relief. However, Adderall is also known for being easily abusable, which can form a few different factors. A person can ask that their dosage be increased, and it can be easy to abuse this if you are not careful. People will want to take advantage of medication that not only provides them relief but also makes them feel much better. Adderall is known for producing a euphoric feeling for some, and this can make it tempting for abuse, possibly leading to addiction.

 

On top of possibly being addictive, Adderall also brings with it more traditional side-effects. With any medical drug, it’s important to know of these side-effects and understand that they could pose a hazard for you. Some of these side-effects include insomnia, dry mouth, weight loss, erectile dysfunction, and weight loss. As long as you know how much you should be prescribed, avoiding abuse should not be an issue, but it is ultimately up to you and your physician. If you may be prone to abusing the medication, perhaps Adderall is not best for you.

 

How Does Adderall Work

 

All of us have a brain that houses what is known as a reward center. It’s here where people will get the motivation to do things, which is where the idea of there being a reward comes in. It’s this that motivates us to eat, sleep, drink, and do any number of other things.

 

What Adderall does is help the brain release more dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps us focus; those who might be suffering ADHD tend to have a lack of dopamine within their system. This can result in them not having proper focus and unknowingly seeking attention or distractions that the dopamines would normally keep in check.

 

Adderall is able to stimulate the brain by releasing dopamine that is otherwise being inactive. In this form of dopamine release and further stimulation of brain activity, you are actually able to stay focused and alert. It can seem a bit odd to say that further stimulation of the brain helps with inattention, but it has proven to work for those with ADHD symptoms.

 

How Long Does Adderall XR Take to Kick In

Understanding Adderall and its Role in Helping ADHD and ADD Symptoms
Consult physicians at Mango Clinic to learn which form of Adderall is right for you

 

Adderall XR (or Adderall Extended Release) is a special form of Adderall that not only lasts longer but is stronger in its effectiveness. Where a normal Adderall IR prescription will need you to take it a few times per day, XR only needs to be taken once every 24 hours to be effective. In fact, you should not be taking XR more than once every 24 hours due to how powerful it is. Abuse of this type can be extremely hazardous to your health, more so than less potent forms of Adderall.

 

As XR should only be taken once a day, the amount of time it lasts ranges around 12 hours. It then stays within the body for around 24 hours and takes a few days (more than two) to fully leave your system. Since XR is a more powerful version of the usual Adderall prescribed, be sure to speak with your doctor and make sure it is right for you.

 

You can get in touch with Mango Clinic Miami in case you feel you could benefit from Adderall XR. One of our licensed physicians will be able to thoroughly evaluate you and see if this type of medication is right for you. Remember, ADHD or narcolepsy must be diagnosed by a licensed medical professional, and they are the only ones who can recommend you for any type of medication. Call us or visit our webpage so you can schedule an appointment today.


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Adderall IR – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

As time has gone on, and you have grown older and held down a job, do you find yourself feeling more agitated? Do you feel a bit more nervous, restless, or even unfocused? Is it possible that you are having trouble concentrating, not just on work, but day-to-day activities? Maybe you are getting more easily distracted, while also feeling more tired than usual. You are not exactly sure why this is, either. It could be something you’ve had since childhood and it never truly manifested until now, or maybe you’ve always had it and you just got used to it. In any case, you might have to face the possibility that you had symptoms of ADHD. Commonly detected when you’re young, ADHD is something that affects adults as well, and it can be disruptive to their lives. Instead of living a regular well-adjusted life, you have to cope with the various symptoms that afflict you on a daily basis. However, it does not have to be this way; help for adults with ADHD does exist and they can be combated in different ways; ADHD treatment in Miami could include counseling, medications (e.g. Vyvance, Adderall IR or Adderall XR), or a combination of both.  If you think that you or your loved ones suffer from ADHD, don’t wait. Contact Mango Clinic Miami to get professional help from an experienced doctor.

 

Something else that can afflict adults is narcolepsy, which can cause you to be sleepy during hours where sleeping is not the norm. You may be at a business meeting, socializing with friends, or having lunch, when you will get the sudden urge to fall asleep. In some cases, you may actually do just that. This disorder can be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated with the help of a licensed physician. By seeing a medical professional, you will be able to know if you actually have the symptoms of narcolepsy and get the right help for recovery.

 

Both of these ailments can be treated by Mango Clinic Miami. Featuring licensed doctors and staff, we can help you find the relief you need by figuring out what you have and discovering the best options for you. Every patient is different, so we take great care to treat each patient’s individual’s needs carefully and thoroughly. There exist many ways to take care of these disorders, one of which has proven to be immensely helpful for millions around the world.

 

What is Adderall IR

 

Both ADHD and narcolepsy can be treated with the amphetamine Adderall, which has existed for several decades and has provided much-needed relief for people the world over. It’s combined chemical makeup works with the nervous system and brain to provide you with more focus, attention, and response. By enhancing one’s cognitive abilities, Adderall has proven to be a beneficial medication for those suffering from ADHD and narcolepsy’s symptoms.

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When taking Adderall IR (Immediate Release) in low doses, it can be very effective in alleviating and treating stress, inattention, and irritation. It can even help you focus on your studies if you’re a student, which has made it popular among the college-aged crowd. But while Adderall has proven itself as genuinely effective, as well as popular, it can also be easily abused.

 

Taking advantage of how much medication you get is nothing new, but Adderall has some notoriety in this field. If you think it could be dangerous to take it due to reasons of addiction, you may choose not to. Otherwise, be aware of the risks when taking Adderall and make sure you never take more than is prescribed for you. You should also be aware of any potential side-effects that could incur from Adderall. Outside of addiction, you may possibly have weight loss, dry mouth, insomnia, mood swings, fatigue, blurred vision, and sexual dysfunction.

 

How Does Adderall IR Work

 

Understand the risks of taking Adderall

Adderall IR is the most common type, but all types work in a similar way of helping your brain releases dopamine. Those who have ADHD tend to have low amounts of dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter usually situated within the brain’s reward system. You might be familiar with the reward system: you do something because of the incentive that comes from completing the activity or goal in question.

 

The reward system located inside our brains is what motivates us to do things like eating food, drinking liquids, and procreating. When you are lacking in dopamine, your brain will not be able to focus like it normally would. What Adderall does as amphetamine is stimulating your brain by getting at the dopamine that refused to get with your brain’s receptors. By doing this, Adderall helps the brain release dopamine and makes sure it continues to do so.

 

How Long Does Adderall IR Take to Kick In

 

As the more common and basic version of Adderall, IR takes around an hour for effect. This effect lasts for about four hours or so; in order to keep the effects going, you would need to take it periodically throughout the day. This is also why abuse is a factor, since someone may not think they have enough Adderall dosage for effect. It can stay in your system for the few hours it has its effect, and it can take a couple of days for it to entirely leave your system.

 

Since Adderall can provide a very calming and euphoric feeling in the people who take it, you must always be careful of how much you decide to get. While proven to be very helpful for those who need it, some may think that the dosage they have is not enough for them. This is also why doctors tend to prescribe low dosages since it’s such an easy drug to abuse. Always keep in mind the risks involved with taking Adderall, as it has been shown to be a real problem. As long as you take only as much as you’re given, your treatment should be healthy and effective.

 

If you think that taking Adderall can help, then don’t let the chance slip away. Contact us here at Mango Clinic Miami and get yourself evaluated by a licensed medical doctor. Our clinic located near downtown Miami will be able to evaluate you and help you understand the symptoms associated with ADHD and narcolepsy, as well as whether Adderall is right for you. Call us at 786-391-0269 or visit our webpage to make an appointment today.

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