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Posted by Liz on September 08, 2000 at 13:52:03:

In Reply to: Ritalin Switch to Adderall Dosage Question posted by Charles on September 04, 2000 at 16:57:03:

hi, i have ADD and i'm 15,ad i also i take adderall. The amount of time that adderall works for is mainly dependent on the person(some people it will work for 3 hrs and some it will work for 6, but it's mainly suppoased to work for 6hrs). I take 15 mg and for me it works for about 4 1/2 to 5 hours long, so after lunch i take my 2nd dosage(15 mg)...my brothers 10 he's also on it, and he takes 10 mg and it lasts him the full school day...so what i did 2 find out how long it would last was, i wrote on a peice of paper the time that i took it in the morning, and i taped it to my assignment book, and when i started drifting off again(but if he has different symtoms, when they start to come back), i would write down the time. i did it for about 3 or 4 days, because the 1st days might varry. if it lasts him through the day for the first week you've got nothing to worry about, but if he doesn't, ask your doctor about maybe getting a dosage change so that he can take them closer together. also you might want to ask the teachers to watch him through out the day and when they see his symtoms coming back to tell you when they came back...as for the time release, they start working 15 to 25 minutes after they were taken.

: We have a 12 year old son (120lbs) that has taken Ritalin and is switching to Adderall. His Doctor has prescribed 15 mg in the morning and 5 mg at 4:00. My question is will the 15 mg of Adderall work from 7:45am until the end of school at 2:45 (approx 7 hours). Also is Adderall "time released" as we have heard? Thanks for any feedback, in advance.


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