Adderall | amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (amphetamine salts)
Medication Class: Central Nervous System Stimulants
Manufacturer: Barr Laboratories
Approval date: Janaury, 1960
What is Adderall and how does it work
Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that increases the concentration of neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine) in the brain. The mechanism of action in ADHD is unknown. Adderall is a controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to addiction. This is the immediate release formulation of Adderall.
What does Adderall treat
How is Adderall dosed and administered
Adderall tablets should be administered during the waking hours to avoid insomnia; avoid late evening administration. Separate multiple daily doses by 4-6 hours.
Children (5-3 years old): 2.5-40 mg orally daily
Children (6 years and older): 5-40 mg orally daily
Adults: 5-40 mg orally daily
5-60 mg orally daily
What are the side effects of Adderall
Common: Headache, stomach ache, trouble sleeping, weight loss, dry mouth, fast heart beat, decreased appetite, nervousness, mood swings, dizziness.
Serious: Sudden death, stoke, heart attack, high blood pressure, depression, manic episodes, aggressive behavior or hostility, psychosis, seizures, abuse and addiction,withdrawal symptoms, growth suppression (longterm use), severe allergic reactions.
Adderall drug interactions
References:Adderall FDA Prescribing Information
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.