Adderall is the combination of central nervous system stimulants like amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that contribute in hyperactivity and impulse control.
Adderall is used to treat sleep disorder narcolepsy to help you stay awake during the day and attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a part of a total treatment plan including social, psychological
and other treatments. It helps in increasing the ability to concentrate, stay focused and stop fidgeting.
Dosage and Administration
Dosage must be individualized on the basis of both tolerance and effectiveness, while not exceeding the
maximum recommended dose.
The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed.
Avoid taking Adderall after 6 pm to prevent insomnia.
Store tablet at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.
Don’t use Adderall if you have glaucoma, severe anxiety or agitation, heart failure, heart rhythm disorder,
overactive thyroid, sever high blood pressure, recent heart attack or a personal family history of muscle
twitches or Tourette’s syndrome.
Never use Adderall if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction
may occur. MAO inhibitors include linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, isocarboxazid , selegiline and
Don’t use fruit juices and Vitamin C when you take Adderall. The consumption of such drinks may lead to
less absorption of the medicine in the body.
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are habit forming. Never share Adderall with another person
especially with someone with a drug abuse history.
The drug may make you dizzy so don’t drive, or do any activity that requires alertness.
It can cause premature birth, low birth weight in a newborn baby if mother takes this medicine during
pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Adderall can harm nursing baby as Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can pass into breast milk. You
should not breastfeed while you are using Adderall.
Loss of appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, stomach upset, nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, fever,
tremors, dry mouth, anxiety and insomnia are some common side effects. Tell your doctor promptly if you
feel uneven heartbeats, fever, increased blood pressure, change in behavior, muscle twitches,
hallucinations, numbness or weakness. Seek medical help if any of these side effects persist.