Generic Name: Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine
Brand Names: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis
What is Adderall?
Adderall contains amphetamine along with dextroamphetamine. the combination is central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Adderall is used in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Before taking this medicine
Don't take this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous medicine interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include linezolid, isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and others.
You may not be able to use Adderall if you are allergic to any stimulant medicine. You may not be able to use Adderall if you have:
- Overactive thyroid;
- Severe anxiety or agitation (stimulant medicine can make these symptoms worse);
- High blood pressure;
- heart disease or coronary artery disease;
Adderall taking during pregnancy may cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal signs in the newborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
How should I take Adderall?
Take medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Follow directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than prescribed.
Adderall may be habit-forming. Don't share this medicine with another person, particularly someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Read patient information, medication guides, provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts.
Do not crush, break, chew, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole.
To make swallowing more comfortable, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use.
While taking this medicine, your doctor will want to check your progress at regular visits. Speak any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.
Adderall can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking this medicine.
Adderall side effects
Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction to Adderall: hives; difficult to breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- symptoms of heart problems - chest pain, trouble breathing, feeling like you might pass out;
- symptoms of psychosis - hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behavior problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia;
- symptoms of circulation problems - numbness, pain, cold feeling, unexplained wounds, or skin color changes (pale, red, or blue appearance) in your fingers or toes;
- a seizure (convulsions);
- muscle twitches (tics); or
- changes in your vision.
Adderall is a drug of abuse, and it may be habit-forming. Consult your doctor if you had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. Stimulants may cause heart attack, stroke, and sudden death in people with high blood pressure, heart defects, or heart disease.
You may have blood circulation problems that can cause numbness, pain, or discoloration in your fingers or toes.
Call your doctor right away if you have: symptoms of heart problems - chest pain, feeling light-headed or short of breath; signs of psychosis - paranoia, aggression, new behavior problems, seeing or hearing things that are not real; signs of circulation problems - unexplained wounds on your fingers or toes.