Adderall is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults and children with narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Adderall is a combination drug containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are both stimulants of the amphetamine class. Adderall is believed to work by increasing transmission between neurons.
Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances have a high potential for abuse.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Adderall should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician. Dosage is dependent on individual needs.
Adderall comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Adderall lists common side effects including heart palpitations, fast heart beat, anxiety, irritability, overstimulation, agitation, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, and sexual dysfunction.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Adderall include stroke, heart attack and other serious heart problems, hypertension, and neurological symptoms including seizures, aggression, and psychotic or manic behavior.
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Adderall — RxList