Adderall Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions


GENERIC NAME(S): Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine


This combination drug is used to treat the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amount of some natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine / dextroamphetamine comes under a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help to increase your ability to pay attention, focus on one activity, and control behavior problems. It can also help you organize your work and improve your hearing skills.

Adderall is also used for the treatment of a certain sleep disorder (Narcolepsy) to help keep awake during the day. It should not be used to treat fatigue or to stop sleeping in those who do not have sleep disorder.

How to use Adderall

Before starting Adderall or Amphetamine / dextroamphetamine, read the medication guide given by your pharmacist and every time you receive a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medicine with or without mouth directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 3 times a day. The first dose is usually taken on the morning in the morning. If more doses are prescribed, then take them as a prescription by your doctor, usually 4-6 hours apart. Taking this medicine late can lead to sleep problems (insomnia).

Dosage is based on your medical condition and treatment response. Your doctor can adjust your dose to find your dose which is best for you. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Use Adderall regularly to get the most benefit. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day.

During treatment, your doctor may sometimes stop medication for some time and advise to see if there are any changes in your behavior and still need medication.

Adderall may be the reason for the withdrawal reaction, especially if it has been used regularly for long or high doses. In such cases, symptoms of withdrawal (severe fatigue, depression like sleep problems, mental / mood disorders, etc.) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medicine. To prevent withdrawal responses, your doctor may gradually reduce your dose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information, and immediately report any refund responses.

Although it helps many people, but this medicine can sometimes cause addiction. This risk can be high if you have any substance use disorder (such as drugs / alcohol intake or addiction). Do not increase your dose, take it often, or use it for longer periods of time. When instructed, stop the medication properly.

When this drug is used for a long time, it can not work too. Talk to your doctor if this medicine stops working well.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Side Effects

There may be problems of lack of appetite, losing weight, dry mouth, stomachache / pain, nausea / vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, fever, nervousness and sleepiness. If any of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor immediately.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has decided that the benefit is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using this drug do not have serious side effects.

Adderall can increase your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor immediately if you have a serious side effect, including: Problems of flow of blood in the fingers or toes (such as cold, numbness, pain, or change of skin color), unusual lesions on fingers or toes , Mental / mood / behavioral changes (such as movement, aggression, changes in mood, depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide), uncontrolled movements, continuous chewing movements/teeth grinding, outbursts of words/sounds, change in sexual ability/desire, frequent/prolonged erections (in males).

If you have a very serious side effect, seek medical help immediately, including: shortness of breath, chest / jaw / pain in left hand, unconsciousness, sharp headache, fast / fast / irregular heartbeats, seizures, ankle swelling / leg, Extreme exhaustion, blurred vision, one side weakness of the body, dull speech, confusion

Adderall can increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition, which is called serotonin syndrome / toxicity. The risk increases if you are taking other medicines that increase the serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines that you take (see the drug interaction section). Get medical help immediately when some of the following symptoms develop: Fast heartbeats, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea / vomiting / diarrhea, muscle shaking, unexplained fever, abnormal movement or restlessness

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, if you see symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately, including: granular, itching / swelling (especially the face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you do not list other effects above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In America – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.


Before taking Adderall, tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to it; Or other sympathomimetic drugs (such as lisdexamfetamine); Or if you have any other allergens. This product can have passive elements, which can cause allergic or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using Adderall, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, in particular: the problems of blood circulation (such as Raynaud’s disease), some mental / mood conditions (such as serious movement, psychosis), mental / Personal / family history of mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, depression, mental disorder, thoughts of suicide), cardiovascular problems (irregular heartbeat / rhythm, Chronic history of cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular problems like valve problems, family history of heart problems), sudden history of stroke, high blood pressure, hyperactive thyroid (such as sudden death / irregular heartbeat / rhythm) Hyperthyroidism), a fixed eye problem (cataracts), seizures, personal or family history of the disorder of the use of a substance (e.g. B Using) drugs / alcohol addiction), uncontrolled muscle movements (such as Tourette’s syndrome), kidney disease, liver disease, personal or family history.

Adderall can make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you feel more dizzy. Unless you can safely do it, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires caution. Limit alcoholic beverages. If you are using marijuana, talk to your doctor.

Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products that you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).

Children may be more sensitive towards the side effects of this drug, especially for weight loss. This drug can slow down the development of the child. Doctors may suggest periodically preventing the medication to reduce this risk. Monitor your child’s weight and height. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially chest pain, sleepiness or weight loss.

During pregnancy, this drug should be used only when it is clearly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Babies born to this drug dependent may be born very soon (prematurely) and they lose weight at birth. They may also have signs of return. Tell your doctor immediately if you see changes in your mood, movement or unusual tiredness in your newborn.

Adderall passes in breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breastfeeding is not recommended when using this drug. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Drug interactions can change how your medicines work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescriptions / non-prescription medicines and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change any drug supplements without the approval of your doctor.

Taking the MAO inhibitor with Adderall can be a cause of serious (potentially fatal) drug interactions. During treatment with this drug, avoid taking the MAO inhibitor ((isocarboxazidlinezolid, methylene blue,  moclobemidephenelzineprocarbazinerasagilinesafinamideselegilinetranylcypromine). Most of the Mao blockers should not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this drug. Ask your doctor when to start or stop this medication.

Some products contain elements that can increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products or diet aids).

If you are taking other medicines that increase serotonin then the risk of serotonin syndrome / toxicity increases. Examples include MDMA / “ecstasy,” St. John’s wort, some antidepressants (including SSRIs such as  fluoxetine/paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine/venlafaxine). The risk of serotonin syndrome / toxicity can be higher when you start or increase the dose of these medicines.

Dextroamphetamine is very similar to lisdexamfetamine. Do not use medications containing lisdexamfetamine while using dextroamphetamine.

Adderall can interfere with certain medical / laboratory tests (including blood and urine levels of steroids, brain scans for Parkinson’s disease), possibly due to wrong examination results. Ensure that the lab staff and all your doctors know that you use this medicine.

Over Dose

If someone is treated and has serious symptoms like having trouble going out or breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call the Poison Control Center immediately. US residents can call their local venom control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadians can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe mental / mood swings, seizures, severe / frequent headache, severe restlessness, sharp breathing.


Do not share this medication with others. Sharing it is against the law.

Labs and / or medical tests (such as blood pressure, heart rate, monitoring of children’s growth) can be performed periodically to monitor your progress or examine side-effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, then take it as you remember in the morning hours. If it is around noon or next dose time, then leave the missed dose and resume your normal dose schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Until instructed not to do so, do not flush the medicines in the toilet and do not drain in the drain. When this period expires or does not need it, then properly release this product. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Disclaimer: DrLinex has made every effort to ensure that all information is factually accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date. However, this article should not be used as a licensed health care professional’s choice of knowledge and expertise. You should always consult your doctor or other health care professional before taking any medication. The information given here is subject to change and it has not been used to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions or adverse effects. The lack of warning or other information for any drug does not indicate that the combination of medicine or medication is safe, effective or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.

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