Adderall is the trade name of the medication, which consist of central nervous stimulants that are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts. The drug is most commonly used for the treatment of ADHD/ADD disorder in all the age group people. Adderall is used for the treatment of uncontrollable sleep caused by Narcolepsy, and along with that, the drug changes a person’s mood. As a result, it used as an enhancer to enhance the athletic performance and cognition improvement.
The active ingredients of Adderall are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts, which affect the brain effectively in the central nervous system (CNS) in order to trigger a certain number of neurotransmitters probably most of the dopamine and norepinephrine. As a result, the receptors bind the communication between the brain and induce the hyperactivity; the symptoms of ADHD get reduce and Narcolepsy as well.
Adderall dosage guide
The available Adderall dosage strengths are “2.5mg, 5mg, 7mg, 10mg, 20 mg and 30 mg”.
Adderall is available in two formulas: immediate-release (IR) and extended-release (XR). The IR is a short-acting stimulant, and it starts to work in the brain within a half hour and lasts up to almost 3 to 4 hours. On the other hand, the extended release formula (XR) starts to work in the brain slowly, but the drug effects last for approximately 10 to 12 hours.
Adderall dosage will be varying for ADHD and Narcolepsy. The doctor would have initially prescribed 5mg for ADHD patient’s, and gradually increase the dosage according to their condition. In contrast, the medical practitioner prescribes 10 mg for narcolepsy patients.
How to take Adderall
The individual should take Adderall exactly as per their course of treatment since as recommended by the certified doctor. Always consume the medication under the supervision of healthcare physician to avoid addiction, tolerance, and dependence. Follow the instruction as noted at the top of the drug label.
Never share this ADHD medication with a drug or alcohol addiction person because Adderall is a habit-forming medication. Carefully, do read the medicine guide and patient information briefly which has given to you, and ask your pharmacist if you have any doubts.
Intake this ADHD drug with water in the morning, never break or chew the drug because such kind of activity causes adverse effects. During this Adderall treatment, check with your physician for the regular visits in respect to get the better response.
Always store the drug at room temperature and never expose the drug to heat, light, and moisture atmosphere.
Things to avoid during the Adderall treatment
Adderall works on the central nervous system so that it may impair your reactions so you should be cautious while driving and better to avoid driving after the intake of the tablet. Consumption of Vitamin C fruits or drinks may lessen the Adderall absorption in your brain so that avoid it before the intake.
Likelihood of other drugs, Adderall also cause drug interactions with certain medications such as blood pressure medication, opioid or narcotic drugs, a seizure drug, and cold drugs. Apart from this, there are some more drugs which cause interactions so consult your doctor to know about it.
The drug is only recommended for the children older than 3 years, and it is also not advised for the pregnant women as well as nursing women. This might have caused fatal damages to the unborn and the children below the age of 3.
Adderall side effects
The active ingredients of Adderall are potent and powerful so misuse of the drug or consumption of heavy dose may cause some common as well as serious side effects. When you have experienced any side effects or anything strange in your health condition, immediately contact your doctor or get medical help.
Some dangerous side effects include chest pain, breathing trouble, hallucinations, aggression, paranoia, and seizure, loss in vision and circulation problems such as color change in finger or toes, sudden and deep wound. Get emergency help right away, when you experience serotonin symptoms.
Adderall would have some general adverse effects too; some often experienced normal side effects include loss of appetite, loss in weight, increased heart rate pulse, insomnia, nervous feeling, and sudden mood change, dizziness and headache.
Apart from the dangerous and common effects, Adderall can affect children growth so consult your doctor when your child is very short than the average height.