Adderall

Adderall

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    This combination medication is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as Stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills. 

  • This drug is also used to treat a certain sleeping disorder (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day. It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.

    If you suddenly stop taking Adderall, you may have Adderall withdrawal symptoms, also known as an “Adderall Crash.”

    Symptoms of Adderall withdrawal can include depression, insomnia or other sleep disorders, irritability, and extreme fatigue.

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Side Effects of Adderall

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Adderall affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The amount taken
    • A person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The strength of the drug (which can vary)

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Adderall affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The amount taken
    • A person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The strength of the drug (which can vary)

  • Adderall may cause side effects including:

    Nervousness

    Restlessness

    Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

    Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body

    Headache

    Changes in sex drive or ability

    Dry mouth

    Stomach pain

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Diarrhea

    Constipation

    Loss of appetite

    Weight loss

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    Adderall may cause side effects including:

    Nervousness

    Restlessness

    Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

    Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body

    Headache

    Changes in sex drive or ability

    Dry mouth

    Stomach pain

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Diarrhea

    Constipation

    Loss of appetite

    Weight loss

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    Some side effects can be serious:

    Fast or pounding heartbeat

    Shortness of breath

    Chest pain

    Excessive tiredness

    Slow or difficult speech

    Dizziness or faintness

    Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg

    Seizures

    Motor tics or verbal tics

    Believing things that are not true

    Feeling unusually suspicious of others

    Hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)

    Mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood)

    Aggressive or hostile behavior

    Changes in vision or blurred vision

    Fever

    Blistering or peeling skin

    Rash

    Hives

    Itching

    Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue or throat

    Difficulty breathing or swallowing

    Hoarseness (abnormal voice changes)

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    Some side effects can be serious:

    Fast or pounding heartbeat

    Shortness of breath

    Chest pain

    Excessive tiredness

    Slow or difficult speech

    Dizziness or faintness

    Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg

    Seizures

    Motor tics or verbal tics

    Believing things that are not true

    Feeling unusually suspicious of others

    Hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)

    Mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood)

    Aggressive or hostile behavior

    Changes in vision or blurred vision

    Fever

    Blistering or peeling skin

    Rash

    Hives

    Itching

    Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue or throat

    Difficulty breathing or swallowing

    Hoarseness (abnormal voice changes)

The effects of taking Adderall with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.