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Adderall is used to treat diseases like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. It is made from a combination of amphetamine salt, which directly affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS) that regulates hyperactivity and impulses. However, for Adults who claim to the medical use of Adderall as well as the non-medical use. This drug increases the ability to focus on behavior, increases attention, and also controls the activity of the brain.

It is made with the combination of two stimulating drugs, amphetamine, and dextroamphetamine. Adderall XR is an extended-release form of the drug. The doctor also writes Adderall (but Adderall XR) for the treatment of narcolepsy. The drug can also stop Narcoli’s symptoms, which include excessive sleep and daytime sleep.

FDA approved Adderall in the 1960s. The agency has also approved the combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is a generic drug.

Pharmacies like DSM Pharmaceuticals makes a brand name, and many pharmaceutical companies make a general version of it. Adderall comes from the class of drugs called central nervous system stimulants. The drug works by increasing the level of brain chemical dopamine, which stimulates the brain. This stimulus has a relaxing and focused effect on the patient suffering from ADHD.

This drug is also used for the treatment of a certain sleep disorder (narcolepsy) to help you wake up in the morning. It is not used to treat fatigue or to prevent sleep in those who do not have a sleep disorder. It is also taken by the athletes of sports player to stay attentive or focused.

How to use Adderall

Before starting taking amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and every time you receive the refill, read the pharmaceutical guide provided by your pharmacist.

Take this medicine as prescribed by your expert to you. Never increase your dosage without your doctor’s instructions. If more dosages are determined, then direct them by your doctor, usually for 4-6 hours. Do not take the medication late in the day, and this can lead to discomfort (insomnia).

Generally, the dosage of Adderall is based on the condition and response to treatment. Your expert will adjust your dose to find the best result for you. Follow your expert’s instructions carefully.

Use this drug regularly on time to get the most benefit. Always take it every day at the same time.

During treatment, your doctor may sometimes advise you to stop the medication from checking the changes if there are any like change in your behavior and whether the medication is still necessary or not.

This drug can cause withdrawal responses, especially if it is used regularly for long periods or in high doses. In such cases, if you suddenly stop using this medicine, then withdrawal symptoms (severe exhaustion, sleepiness, depression-like changes in mental/mood) can occur. To prevent you from withdrawal, your doctor gradually reduces your dosage. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for full information of the medication, and immediately report any return response (if any).

Although it helps many people, sometimes this medicine can cause addiction. So, it is necessary to follow the instructions carefully while you are on medication. If you have a previous or present substance use disorder (such as excessive use of drugs/alcohol or addiction), this risk may be high. Never try to increase your dose to get fast relief, take it often, or use it for a longer period, this will lead to withdrawals. If directed, stop the medication properly.

When this medicine is used for a long time, it can not work too. If the medicine stops working well, then talk to your doctor.

Tell your doctor if your condition is not improving or getting worse.

Side effects

  • Hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach ache/pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Nervousness, and
  • Trouble in sleeping.

If any of these effects are persistent or worse, ask your doctor immediately.

Precautions

Before medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to this drug, or other sympathomimetic drugs (such as lisdexamfetamine) or other allergies. It contains inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

If someone has taken the overdose and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble in breathing, the other symptoms of overdose include severe mental/mood swings, seizures, severe/frequent headache, severe restlessness, rapid breathing.

Before using the medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially: the problems of blood circulation (such as Renad’s disease), some mental / mood conditions (such as serious movement, psychology), mental / mood Personal / family history of disorders (such as bipolar disorder, depression, psychological disorder, suicidal thoughts), heart problems (irregular heartbeat / rhythm, Problems with heart failure such as artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valve problems, history of heart problems (sudden death or irregular heartbeat), history of stroke, high blood pressure, excessive Personal history of active thyroid (hyperthyroidism), a fixed eye problem (glaucoma), seizures, substance or substance, family history (such as excessive use or addiction Classes / wine), uncontrolled muscle movements (Tourette syndrome), kidney disease, personal or family history of liver disease.

This medication may make you feel dizzy like alcohol or marijuana. Do not drive, lift heavy machinery, or do anything that requires attention or consciousness. Restrict alcoholic beverages If you are using margarine, talk to your doctor.

If you are going to get surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products (including prescription drugs, non-prescription medicines, and herbal products).

Children may be more sensitive to this drug’s effect, especially weight loss. This drug can slow down the development of the child. The doctor may advise periodically preventing the medication. Monitor your child’s weight and height.

Older adults above sixty years may be more susceptible to side effects of this drug, especially in chest pain, sleep in trouble, or weight loss.

During pregnancy, the use of this drug should be discussed only on risks and benefits. Babies born to this drug dependent may be too soon (prematurely), and birth weight may be reduced. They may have symptoms of withdrawal if you see possible mood changes, movement, or unusual fatigue in your newborn, then tell your doctor immediately.