Why Is Amphetamine Salts 20mg. So Different Then Amphetamine Salts 10mg.?

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Asked by Meetman

Why Is Amphetamine Salts 20mg. So Different Then Amphetamine Salts 10mg.?

I was prescribed adderall for adhd, The pharmacist gave me the generic amphetamine salts 10mg. I was doing good with it until my dose was raised to the 20mg. tablets which are totally different, like night and day, the 20mg. amphetamine salts are doing me like the menthalphenidate such as blurring my vision and giving me an ick feeling. I've been feeling very depressed since on them. I have a few extra of the 10mg. tablets which I took this morning and I am know doing much better then when I tood the 20mg. tablets. My question is why are the 20mg.tablets so different then the 10mg.tablets?

Answer

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice. However, people react differently to medications. While some people may react well to one medication, other people may have more side effects or just feel as if it doesn't work. Often, it is a matter of trial and error to find the right medication and the right dosage for you.

The 20mg medication is twice as much medicine as the 10mg and this is obviously too much for you.

I would suggest you contact your doc tor right away and discuss what has happened. Let your doctor know you would rather continue on the 10mg medication.

Eileen