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About Adderall

Adderall is used to improve attention span, concentration and emotional control. Adderall is also used to reduce overactive or restless behavior and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adderall has been used some to help people with narcolepsy.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Adderall:
  • Regularly drink beverages containing alcohol
  • Diabetes or high blood sugar
  • Glaucoma
  • Hardening or blockage of the arteries or heart blood vessels
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Over active thyroid gland
  • Psychotic illness, depressed mood or suicidal thoughts
  • Recent weight loss
  • Seizure disorder
  • Tourette

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Adderall may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Adderall

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Adderall tablets should be taken orally with a glass of water. Do not take your medication more often than directed and do not stop taking except on your prescriber

Adderall should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Adderall

In the event that a dose of Adderall was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Adderall. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Adderall to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Acetazolamide
  • Alcohol containing beverages
  • Caffeine
  • Bupropion
  • Furazolidone
  • Insulin and other medications for diabetes
  • Levodopa
  • Linezolid
  • Lithium
  • Medications for colds, sinus and breathing difficulties
  • Medications for high blood pressure and heart medicines
  • MAO inhibitors such as phenelzines,, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid
  • Other medications for mental depression or anxiety
  • Medications for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
  • Some medicines for migraines
  • Medicines to decrease appetite and cause weight loss
  • Meperidine
  • Melatonin
  • Modafinil
  • Pimozide
  • Propoxyphene
  • Seizure or epilepsy medicine
  • Selegiline
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Thyroid hormones
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Adderall; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Adderall.

Adderall Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Adderall and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Increased sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Mild stomach ache
  • Difficulty sleeping or loss of appetite

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Adderall Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Adderall consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Adderall:

  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle twitching
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Changes in sexual ability or desire
  • Severe nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Fever, hot or dry skin
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • See or hearing things that aren

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Adderall Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Adderall and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Adderall is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Adderall. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Adderall and may affect desired results. Adderall cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Adderall is against the law.

How To Store Adderall

The following is general storage information for Adderall:

  • It is important that you store Adderall at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Adderall is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Adderall out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Adderall properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Adderall. If you experience any other side effects while taking Adderall please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Adderall nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Adderall, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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