Two doses of XR?

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    shelly0508
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    Hi,

    I was recently diagnosed with inattentive adhd. Have worked up to a prescription of 20 mg xr every morning and 10mg IR as needed in the afternoon. I would much rather do two doses of 20 mg xr per day as I don’t really like the Adderall IR. Is there any precedent for this? Will my doc be ok will prescribing that? Does anyone else not prefer the IR experience?

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    Penny Williams
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    I have seen some people prescribed two XR doses in a day. It’s uncommon but it does happen. The only way to know if your doctor is open to it is to ask them.

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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    Brendan09
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    I was prescribed two doses a day. I also didn’t like IR. All I did was ask my doctor. She was ok with it but she wanted me to monitor my ability to sleep. Worked ok. My sleep was fine. However, I eventually switched to Vyvanse. It works better for me.

    I was worried she say no. But she was very understanding and wanted to help me. I was 30 when I was diagnosed but didn’t take medication until I was 37.

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