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Adderall Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pronunciation: am FEH ta meen/deck stroe am FEH ta meen
Brand: Adderall, Adderall XR

Adderall is a stimulant and appetite suppressant. It stimulates the central nervous system such as nerves and brain by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in the body. It also increases heart rate and blood pressure and decreases appetite, among other effects.

Adderall Dosage

  • The usual starting dose for children 3 to 5 years of age is 2.5 milligrams daily.
  • For adults, the usual total daily dose ranges from 5 to 60 milligrams, you should taken as 2 or more smaller doses.

Uses of Adderall

  • Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD).
  • Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain) by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in the body.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Adderall

Before taken Adderall medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Adderall. Side effects may include:

  • Accidental injury
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Dry mouth
  • Emotional instability
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Hives
  • Impotence
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mental disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Overstimulation

Warnings and precautions before taking Adderall

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, any other medications.
  • If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline, and tranylcypromine , then you should not take dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.
  • You should also tell your doctor what nutritional supplements that you are taking, especially glutamic acid.
  • Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine generally should not be used in children or adults with structural cardiac abnormalities.
  • Do not take amphetamine-dextroamphetamine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Adderall with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Adderall with the following:

  • Acetazolamide (Diamox)
  • Glutamic acid (an amino acid related to MSG)
  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • Major tranquilizers such as Haldol and Thorazine
  • Norepinephrine (Levophed)
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)
  • Seizure medications such as Dilantin, phenobarbital, and Zarontin
  • Vitamin C

But after taken Adderall if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Adderall overdose may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Heightened reflexes
  • High fever
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Panic
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness

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