View Full Version : Moved from the US to Australia and switching to Dexedrine - A couple questions

10-29-16, 05:42 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm not quite sure if this is the best place to post this, so please let me know if I should post somewhere else.

I just moved from the US to Australia and, because Adderall is not available in Oz, my doctor back home wasn't able to forward my prescription. I was referred to a specialist here who can prescribe Dexedrine. My appointment is on Monday, but I had a couple questions for those who have gone through this process in Australia.

1. What is the process like in getting a prescription for Dexedrine here? Is there a risk I won't be given a prescription? I've been on Adderall for a few years now, and I guess I'm just worried I'll have a hard time getting the medication I need.

2. How does the dosage of Adderall equate to the dosage of Dexedrine? I'm on 30mg of Adderall right now.

Thanks for your help!

10-29-16, 06:50 PM
I think you would pretty much start from the beginning. I'm not a doctor.

If you have any medical records they might be useful. Our medical system is a bit different from you guys.

The doctor is the gate keeper. I would make sure there on the cutting edge regarding treatment, and there's not many.

ADD is a lot more widespread in its acceptance but there's more to be done.

I don't know the conversion from Adderall to Dexamphetamine.


10-29-16, 06:54 PM
The dosage equation is necessarily imprecise, because different people respond differently to the switch. Expect to start with a slightly lower dose and then get it raised if necessary.

Dexedrine should be expected to give a greater "brain boost" per milligram, but also give much less of a physical sensation. In reality, you just have to find out.