Adderall is a stimulant, suppressing appetite. The drug stimulates central nervous system (nerves and brain) by increasing the content of certain substances in the body. This leads to the increased heart rate, high blood pressure and reduced appetite, along with other effects.
Adderall is used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Adderall is contraindicated in case of heart diseases or high blood pressure;
- use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), such as izsocarboxazid (Marplan), trancylcypromine (Parnat) or phenelzine (Nardil) in the past 14 days; or in case of drug or alcohol abuse.
You should warn your doctor before starting to take the drug in case of:
- thyroid diseases;
- anxiety disorder;
- epilepsy or similar disorder;
If you suffer from one of the above-listed diseases, you can’t take Adderall, you will need a special drug dosage and constant monitoring during the treatment.
The symptoms of overdose with Adderall: anxiety, tremor, increased respiration, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness, sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, heart rate disturbance and cramps.
It is necessary to take precautions while driving, management of industrial equipment or dangerous work. Adderall can causes dizziness, blurred vision or anxiety, and also suppress the symptoms of extreme fatigue. If you experience such state, refrain from the dangerous activity.
Don’t take the drug in the afternoon. Late drug intake can cause insomnia.
Directions for use and dosage
Adderall must be used in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations.
The usual oral dosage of Adderall is 0.75 mg/kg
If you experience some of the following side effects, you should stop taking Adderall and consult the doctor immediately:
Allergic reaction (breathing difficulty; narrow throat; lip, tongue or face swelling, rash);
Heart rate disturbance or excessively high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision );
hallucinations, deviant behavior or confusion.
The emergence of other, less serious side effects is more probable. In that case you shouldn’t withdraw Adderall, but tell the doctor about your condition:
- anxiety or tremor;
- agitation or nervousness;
- headache or dizziness;
- dry mouth or bad taste in mouth;
- diarrhea or constipation;
- Erectile dysfunction or changes in libido.
Adderall is addictive. The use of this drug causes physical and mental addiction, and its abrupt withdrawal after several weeks of constant intake may cause abstinence effect. Consult your doctor about gradual drug withdrawal.