addrell and klonapin

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   Posted 4/12/2006 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning everyone,
My husband went to the doc yesterday was told that the doc's are going to stop perscribing addrell and klonapin he had heard something about it on the news and when he went to the doc they told him that the drugs are being over perscribed and they are going to stop using them has anyone else been told this?  My husband is really upset said these people just don't understand until you have these problems you just don't get it.
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   Posted 4/12/2006 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr wrote me a new script for klonopin just a couple of weeks ago and said nothing at all about discontinuing the med. Maybe it's the combo of the two meds that they're talking about? I havent' heard anything at all.
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   Posted 4/13/2006 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
They're not going to quit prescribing them, that'd be ridiculous. People need benzos terribly bad. I don't mean that in an addiction sense, either (though they do too). There are so many people who can barely go outside without valium or Klonopin. They serve a vital purpose.

Adderall not being prescribed? Teachers will be striking everywhere. I'd truly feel sad for them.

Perhaps the peice was saying that they're asking doctors to prescribe them less? That'd certainly be a good idea. I'd agree with anyone who said that they're two massively overprescribed drugs.

Doctors have been known to prescribe Adderall or Ritalin to children to see if it calms them down, and invariably it does (very rarely does it produce entire stimulation), but this is an incredibly flawed trial. These drugs, while stimulants, are stimulants of the brain foremost. They are best known for produceing intense concentration. A study done in the 70s found that it didn't matter if a child (or adult) had AD/HD, both groups became more docile, compliant and focused. A few years later another was done on adult males. Same thing happened, only thing was that they were more likely to enjoy it.

Its only at the higher doseages that people exhibit what we'd expect from a stimulant. (ever wonder why methamphetamine makes a wonderful medication for ADD but a terrible street drug? its doseaging)

Sorry for the rant.


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   Posted 4/13/2006 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not seen or heard of this either.  There has been much concentration on Addrell being over prescribed but what I have read was in relation to it being more potent than Ritalin and concern of addiction.  However, it may be the group of doctors that your husband is going to that have decided to limit the amount of prescriptions to these drugs.  Seriously, if there were a problem with the actual medication itself other than what we already know, it would be pulled off the market like Vioxx was and would be a huge media deal.  There is nothing like this going on and Klonopin has been on the market for many years.  It is unlikely this would happen.  It really sounds as if the doctors are using that as an excuse to not prescribe these meds.


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