Adderall XR 5 mg is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of ADHD and Narcolepsy. It directly works on the brain and helps in maintaining focusing ability and also helps in stay awake for a long time. It belongs to the class of CNS stimulants and classified as a Scheduled two controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). It comes in the form of the capsule with one side transparent; another blue side is imprinted as Adderall XR 5 mg.
Use the medication of Adderall XR 5 mg exactly as prescribed.
Its doses start with 5 mg and increased gradually to make 30 mg or as prescribed by the doctor.
Generally, In most cases, the dosages of Adderall XR 5 mg depends upon the medical condition of the patient and his reaction towards the drug.
You can take the dose with or without food as you prefer best.
How to use Adderall XR 5 mg
If the medication guide is available, then read its instructions carefully.
Before taking the medication, confirm your doses by your pharmacist which are suitable for your health.
Take the medication orally, do not snort, chew, or bite the drug.
Always take the exact doses which were prescribed to you, do not increase the doses to heal fast.
Keep the medication away from others, especially children.
Somehow you missed your dose (forget to take on time) take the missed dose as soon as possible but if the time is for another dose leave the missed dose and take the next one. Never try to double your dose to make up the missed one.
Side effects of Adderall XR 5 mg
The most common side effects of Adderall XR 5 mg comes out when the medication started, but after a time they vanish. Here are some of them given:
- dry mouth
- loss of appetite
The other side effects listed as unusual they are:
- stomach pain
- weight loss
- mood changes
- fast heart rate
- sleep problems
- dry mouth
If these happen and getting worse call emergency help at 911 or poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.