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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
In my last post, I discussed some of the changes in lifestyle that can help improve the heart health of people with schizophrenia. I'd like to continue my discussion about one particular area, smoking. Some research has shown that people with schizophrenia smoke almost twice as much as the population in general. Depending on what research you look at between 50 and 70% of people with schizophrenia smoke compared to the national average of about 30%. While this is a problem because of the many consequences to health overall, there are some specific concerns for people with schizophrenia and other people with psychotic disorders. Smoking has been implicated in many disease processes including lung cancer, strokes, and heart disease but one affect of smoking that is not discussed as much is the effect of smoking and specifically nicotine on medications people take. It's been known for decades that nicotine affects how the body processes many different medications. Smoking...
Some people don't really enjoy the taste of their food. They like cleaning their curtains and clothing more than other people do. Some people even enjoy the little holes that the ash burns on their trousers. Perhaps you don't mind if someone flicks their ashes into the wind and they get into your eye. Maybe you even enjoy going into a smoke filled room or having that first puff of the day because it enables you to breathe better, but only after a few coughs. Or you enjoy going outside the restaurant to grab a puff in the middle of dinner. Maybe you smoke because you think it makes you look more mature, I did when I was young. Or because it "relaxes" you. Watch the next smoker you see, do they look relaxed or twitchy? Maybe you think it keeps your weight down (so how come just as many overweight people smoke as skinny people?). Or maybe you smoke because you think it is classy. Perhaps you really do want early plastic surgery because smoking ages your skin so quick...
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