How long does it take an extended release pill to be completely disolved into your bloodstream?
May 11, 2007 7:57 AM Subscribe
How long does it take an extended release pill (specifically Adderall XR) to be completely disolved into your bloodstream?
posted by catatethebird to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
The matter is mostly academic now... (possibly TMI here) About three hours ago I took 20mg of Adderall XR (actually, two 10mg capsules, if it makes a difference) as usual. Just now I decided to take a multivitamin. On an empty stomach. Needless to say, it came right back up, with everything else in my stomach (which wasn't much.)
So my question is, would three hours be enough time for the Adderall to have dissolved into my bloodstream? I read somewhere that the little granules in the XR version are coated with something that takes longer to dissolve, to achieve the extended effect. Is this true, and would that mean that some of the medicine was probably still in my stomach, undissolved after three hours?