Generic Name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (am FET a meen and DEX troe am FET a meen)
Brand Name: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis

What is Adderall?

Adderall is one of the best medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is a medication that contains two types of drugs that are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine belongs to the class of medication known as stimulants that are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It works in the brain by changing the number of natural substances present in our body.

Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine help in increasing your power of concentration or paying attention so that you can focus on the activity and control behavioral changes. It also helps in organizing your activity in a better way and improves your listening skills too.

Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder that can be treated with this medication. It is a sleeping disorder and this medication helps you to stay awake during day time. Don’t use this medication for tiredness or to hold off sleep.

How to use Adderall

Read the medication guide properly that you have got from your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication. If you have any questions or queries related to the medication then contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Take medication through the mouth as prescribed by your doctor. With or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 3 times a day. Doctors usually prescribe the first dose of this medication for the morning when you wake up. Take other doses as directed by your doctor, usually, doses are distributed in 4 to 6 hours of gap. Keep in mind that don’t take the first dose late in the morning otherwise, it may cause trouble sleeping.

The dosage of the best anti attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is based on age, gender, medical condition, and response to the treatment that your doctor will tell you while prescribing. The dose will be an increase or decrease by the doctor according to your body response throughout the treatment. Follow the doctor’s directions properly for better results. Gen on the medication regularly to get the best benefits out of it. Take the proper amount of dose same time each day.

If you will change the dosage by yourself or suddenly stop using medication then you may withdraw some symptoms that include severe tiredness, problem in sleeping, behavioral changes such as depression. Your doctor may lower the Adderall dosage slowly to help prevent withdrawal. High dosage or using this medication for a long time increases the chances of withdrawal of symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you notice withdrawal.

This medication sometimes may cause addiction and this may happen if you have a substance use disorder such as addiction to alcohol or any drugs. Don’t overdose on this medication and use it as directed by the medical professional. Tell your doctor if the medication stop working.

Adderall side effects

Side effects of this medication may include-

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach problem
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Nervousness
  • Problem in sleeping

If any of these side effects bother you while using this medication then contact your doctor right away. Most of the people who are using this medication do not have any side effects.

Blood pressure may rise while using this medication so check your blood pressure regularly and consult your doctor if you notice fluctuations in your blood pressure.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you met any side effect such as signs of blood flow issue in the fingers or toes, numbness, pain, change in color of skin, unusual wounds on the fingers or toes, behavior changes, depression, abnormal thoughts such as suicide, movements that are uncontrolled, teeth grinding, Outbursts, change in sexual desire/ability, and prolonged erections (in males only).

Go for the emergency medical health support if your notice any serious side effects such as problem in breathing, pain in chest/jaw/left arm, fainting, headaches, seizures, swelling in ankles, tiredness, blurred vision, weakness on one side of the body, and problem in speaking.

Allergic reaction to this anti attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication is rare. But if you notice any allergy, get medical help immediately. Symptoms of allergic reactions may include rashes, itching, swelling, and trouble breathing.

Adderall Precautions 

Don’t take this medicine without the prescription of a doctor or pharmacist if you have allergic to it. First, talk to the doctor and tell him about the allergy you have from this medication or any other medicine. Many inactive ingredients may present in this drug that may cause allergy. Talk to your doctor about it clearly before using this medication.

Tell your doctor about your medical history before using this medication especially if you have a blood disorder, mental/mood condition such as psychosis, personal family history of any disease, heart problem, any history of stroke, blood pressure problem, Thyroid problem, eyes issue, seizures, any history of substance use disorder such as overuse of alcohol or drugs, liver disease, and kidney disease.

Using this medication may cause you dizziness. Avoid using marijuana because it can make you dizzier if you take it while using medication. Tell your doctor if you have addicted to marijuana.

Tell your doctor about all the medical products you are using including prescribed, non-prescribed, and herbal products also.

At the time of pregnancy, this medication is used only when clearly needed. If you are using this medicine during pregnancy discuss its benefits and side effects with the doctor to avoid problems. The infant may be born sooner and with a low weight. Immediately tell your doctor if you notice mood changes, agitation, or unusual tiredness in your baby. The drug in this medication passes through breast milk and may have an undesirable effect on your baby and because of this milk feeding is not recommended while using this medication.

Adderall Overdose

In case, you have overdosed on this medicine and have symptoms such as passing out or problem in breathing then call for medical emergency support as soon as possible. You can also call your poison control center for a faster solution if somehow medical support is taking the time. Symptoms of Adderall overdose include seizures, severe headache, restlessness, fast breathing, and change in mood.