Generic Name: AMPHETAMINE/DEXTROAMPHETAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen) Adderall Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g.,
epinephrine, pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., agitation,
heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat,
coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathy)
problems with heart structure (e.g., valve
history of heart attack or stroke
moderate or severe high blood pressure
The impact of smoking on cancer has been widely promoted, but its relationship to vascular disease is less known by the public. Veins and arteries make up the vascular system that carries life giving, oxygen-rich blood to all your vital organs, the brain, and legs and arms. Smoking causes sticky plague in veins and arteries and is a major risk factor in developing vascular diseases like carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Smoking is the single most powerful risk factor for vascular disease and people who smoke put themselves at risk. Vascular surgeons have found that people who smoke, or who have smoked, are more likely to develop diseases of their arteries and veins than those who do not. It affects not only the heart, but also damages the circulation all over the body. While quitting smoking is not easy, it is the most important thing people can do to prevent strokes, prevent aneurysms, save li...
I have never been a religious person, however I believe there is a power greater than myself – a power that is to be honored for the beautiful gifts we receive in life. One of those gifts is the gift of health. I started smoking when I was a young teenager and it always felt wrong to me. And not wrong in the sense that my parents said I shouldn’t smoke or wrong because society frowned upon it, but wrong in that my core sense of self felt violated by my blatant disregard for my own health. I would tell myself that I would never smoke long enough for it to hurt me and that I would quit before I got to be very old. But as I wrote in an earlier blog, the addiction soon got the best of me and it was much more difficult to quit smoking than I ever thought it would be. When I finally found my freedom from smoking addiction , my behavior became aligned with my core values for the first time in many years. This is a wonderful feeling and because it was so difficult to attain I treasure...
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