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How to Get Prescribed Adderall for ADHD Online


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If you have ADHD and self-managing your symptoms is causing you to struggle with focus, time management, and organization, it may be time to seek professional health and prescription medication. 

However, if you are like many busy Americans, taking time out of your workday to physically go to a psychiatrist or other medical provider to seek relief from your ADHD symptoms simply isn’t practical. 

Klarity offers a quick and easy alternative—online ADHD treatment through our telemedicine service. You can see a licensed medical provider in your state and get prescribed Adderall for ADHD online if applicable. 

Book an online appointment on Klarity, and in 48 hours or less, you can meet with a licensed healthcare provider who can diagnose ADHD and prescribe ADHD treatment online.

This post will discuss the three steps to getting an Adderall prescription online (or other ADHD medications).

However, there are a few things you should consider first.

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Important Points About Getting Prescribed Adderall Online

Temporary Authorization for Online Prescriptions

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a temporary authorization allowing healthcare providers to write prescriptions for controlled substances via telehealth appointments. This authorization was made to reduce the risk of COVID exposure as people would need to leave their homes to seek medical care.

The temporary authorization has been renewed before and will be in effect until COVID is no longer considered a public health emergency (PHE). The current extension of the authorization is scheduled to end on May 11th, 2023, but it could be renewed again depending on how the pandemic progresses. 

It’s important to stay up to date on these changes to make sure your provider can continue to fill your Adderall prescriptions. Different states may have different policies regarding the online prescription of stimulants after PHE. You can schedule an online appointment with a licensed provider on Klarity in your state to discuss your best options.

Adderall as a Controlled Substance

This medication is a controlled substance, which means the government regulates its use, manufacture, and possession. Adderall is controlled because it has a high potential for abuse or physical dependence. It’s also regulated because of the effects it has on the brain. For someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Adderall and other ADHD medication alternatives can provide significant relief from debilitating symptoms.

However, for brains that aren’t affected by ADHD, it can cause harmful side effects such as paranoia, fatigue, or irritability. This is why getting an accurate diagnosis from a qualified medical provider is critical.

When considering Adderall as a treatment solution for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it’s important to understand that there is a specific path you must take to obtain it. It’s also important to understand that Adderall needs to be used directly as prescribed.

Since it is a controlled substance, to receive Adderall, you must meet with a qualified medical provider first. Doing so determines whether or not this ADHD treatment is a safe and effective one for your symptoms.

Telemedicine Provider Pricing and Insurance

When it comes to telemedicine, each provider will have different prices. Many providers charge as high as $500 for an initial appointment. This cost plus follow-up appointments can begin to reach a level that is unaffordable long term and can prevent you from getting reliable ADHD care.

At Klarity, we provide an initial appointment with an experienced clinician for as low as $149. We value quality treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but we also value affordability so you can get the help you need.

Additionally, it’s important to note that most insurance plans do not cover telemedicine services which means these costs will need to come out of pocket. This makes finding an affordable and reliable provider especially important to your ADHD treatment journey.

State Provider Regulations

Another thing to consider before seeking ADHD treatment online is the restrictions of telemedicine providers to prescribe ADHD medications. Patients can only get prescribed Adderall or another ADHD medication online from a medical provider who practices in the same state they live in.

This means that while telemedicine opens the door to a wide variety of providers, you are limited to only the doctors offering care in your state.

How Does Adderall Work?

Before seeking ADHD treatment online, it’s important to understand what Adderall and other similar medications treat and their potential side effects. Adderall is an amphetamine, a medication that triggers the release of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

Dopamine helps with behavior control and the ability to complete tasks. Norepinephrine provides energy and alertness, which contributes to increased focus and memory. This effect on the brain can improve attention span, impulse control, focus, memory, and more.

However, as with any type of medication, there are certain potential side effects to know. Below are some of the common side effects of taking Adderall.

  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

3 Steps to Get an Online Adderall Prescription

Step 1: Choose a Telemedicine Provider

Whether you go into the office or prefer online methods, you need a doctor’s prescription to get Adderall. This means the first step to getting a prescription online is choosing a telemedicine provider. Finding online medical care can seem like a daunting task, but it is relatively simple if you know where to look. 

While many psychiatrists are available online, only those within your state can provide prescriptions for medications. Adderall is a controlled substance by the DEA, making it illegal for doctors to prescribe to patients outside the state in which they practice. 

When finding a telemedicine provider in your state, it’s important to note that not all mental health providers specialize in ADHD. If a psychiatrist doesn’t specialize in this disorder, it is unlikely that they will prescribe medications for it. 

The telemedicine providers on Klarity all specialize in ADHD. All have extensive experience evaluating patients for ADHD and, when appropriate, prescribing Adderall for ADHD online.

Step 2: Book a Virtual Appointment

Finding a telemedicine provider doesn’t immediately allow you to get Adderall online. As mentioned above, this medication is a controlled substance, so you must meet with a doctor to get the prescription. With telemedicine, you never have to leave the comfort of your own home.

During a virtual appointment with your online provider, you’ll discuss your ADHD symptoms. This will allow them to make a diagnosis and help determine if Adderall is the right prescription for your treatment goals.

Step 3: Get Your Prescription

If your telemedicine provider agrees that you could benefit from an Adderall prescription, they will put in the order. Your Adderall prescription will arrive right on your doorstep or at your local pharmacy, depending on the delivery options of your provider.

Once you receive your prescription and begin taking it, you will have follow-up virtual appointments with your online provider to assess how the medication is working for your ADHD symptoms. It’s important to follow the instructions of the prescriber and adjust the dosage accordingly. 

How to Talk about Your ADHD with a Doctor

Talking with your doctor about your ADHD is the only way you will get Adderall online. However, discussing your ADHD can be difficult or abstract. It’s best to be clear, specific, and detailed when talking with your telemedicine provider so they can make an accurate diagnosis and determination about whether an Adderall prescription can help you.

Below we describe how best to explain your ADHD to a doctor so they can prescribe Adderall for your ADHD online (if indicated).

Describe Your Symptoms

Whether you suffer from ADHD or another condition, it’s critical that you talk about what you’re going through with your therapist so they can help you in the best way possible. It helps to write down your symptoms before your virtual appointment, so you can accurately describe your condition and don’t inadvertently leave anything out.

Several symptoms may indicate ADHD. Accurately presenting the symptoms that you specifically struggle with can help the doctor determine whether prescribing Adderall to you online will help resolve these symptoms or if a different medication is better suited to your needs.

Answer Your Doctor’s Questions Accurately

Your doctor will ask you a number of questions to provide an accurate diagnosis. It’s important that you answer these questions as accurately as possible so your clinician can understand what you’re going through. 

Providing this kind of detail can help your doctor better understand how your ADHD is hindering your daily routine and if Adderall can help.

Provide a Full Medical History

Your full medical history will help your therapist determine whether Adderall or another ADHD medication is right for you. Present any of your other health conditions, whether it’s a heart condition, mental health disorder, or previous ADHD diagnosis.

These additional health conditions may conflict with taking Adderall for your ADHD, which is why it’s important to discuss your full medical history.

What Should I Do If I Can’t Get Adderall Due To The Adderall Shortage?

As you are probably aware, there is an Adderal shortage affecting the United States. If you are having problems finding Adderall to help treat your ADHD symptoms, you should consider seeking a different CNS stimulant that works in a similar fashion to Adderall. 

Adderall is a combination drug made up of four types of amphetamine salts. These amphetamine salts have a stimulant effect on the central nervous system. Luckily for people with ADHD who can’t find Adderall, other medications in the same drug class have similar modes of action in the brain. 

Medications that work similarly to Adderall and are used to treat ADHD symptoms include:

  • Concerta (methylphenidate)
  • Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
  • Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate)
  • Metadate CD (methylphenidate)
  • Quillivant XR (methylphenidate) 
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate) 
  • Intuniv (guanfacine)
  • Kapvay (clonidine)
  • Strattera (atomoxetine) 
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

If you want to know more about these Adderall alternatives, book an appointment with an ADHD-trained medical provider on Klarity today. 

How to Find the Best Telemedicine Provider for An Adderall Prescription Online (Or Adderall Alternatives)

There are many steps to take before a healthcare provider prescribes Adderall for ADHD online, and they begin with finding a telemedicine provider. Pricing, insurance coverage, and specialization in ADHD are all key factors to consider when evaluating where to get ADHD treatment.

The providers on Klarity offer professional and affordable diagnoses, and may prescribe the medication that best works for your case. You can receive a 30-minute initial online appointment, one-month treatment (if applicable), and easy follow-ups and refills starting from $25 per month.

We support free around-the-clock text messaging with your provider, who will monitor both the symptoms and the side effects and will change the dosage accordingly. And if Adderall is not the answer (or is unavailable), they can change your medication to a safe and effective Adderall alternative.

Find a licensed provider in your state who can diagnose and treat ADHD. In most states, we support same-day visits.

Medically Reviewed By Dr. Zoe Russell

Dr. Zoe Russell received a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, pursued a master’s degree in public health from Michigan State University, and received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2021. Currently, Dr. Russell is completing her residency training in family medicine and hopes to specialize in female reproductive and mental health.

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