Adderall as Effective Therapy for Attention Deficit Disorder

Generic Adderall is a stimulant and appetite suppressant. It stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain) by increasing the amount of certain chemicals in the body.

Generic Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD).

What Adderall tablet contains?

Each tablet of Adderall contains:

  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate 7.5 mg
  • Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate 7.5 mg
  • Dextroamphetamine Sulfate, USP 7.5 mg
  • Amphetamine Sulfate USP 7.5 mg

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a prescription drug that is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Both stimulate the nervous system by affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves. Ultimately, it affects a person’s impulse control and hyperactivity.

Adderall is used to treat the symptoms of ADHD and narcolepsy, and a physician may prescribe Adderall for additional uses.

Adderall vs Adderall XR

Adderall XR is the extended-release version of Adderall, which means the pill dissolves slowly and the active ingredients are released into the body throughout the day. Adderall XR is taken only once a day, while Adderall may need to be taken multiple times a day.

Dosing information

Take Adderall exactly as prescribed by your doctor. How much and how often depends on the patient’s symptoms, size, weight, and illness.

This medicine may cause dependence. Do not share this medication; do not take it without a prescription. People who have been addicted should not take this medicine.

It is used for adults and children. Your doctor will prescribe the initial dose. Adults usually increase in increments of 10 mg until reaching a stable dose. A child’s dose is usually increased in increments of 5 mg until they reach a stable dose.


An overdose of Adderall can be fatal. Seek emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms vary but include

  • Tremors
  • Tics or spasms
  • Severe weakness of the muscles or joints
  • Nausea and stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps or abdominal pain
  • Severe panic sensation
  • Shortness of breath, fast, tense breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Coma
  • Convulsions
  • Extremely aggressive behavior
  • Irregular heart beat or abnormally fast pulse

Ask for professional help immediately. As previously reported, an overdose of Adderall or Adderal XR can be fatal.

Side Effects

If you have any of these symptoms while taking Adderall you may have an allergic reaction:

  • Difficulty breathing or difficulty breathing
  • Rash, or hives
  • The throat, tongue, and lips begin to swell.
  • Numbness and facial swelling

Your body may develop side effects when taking Adderall. The common side effects of Adderall are:

  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Humor changes
  • Dry mouth
  • Irregular high heart rate
  • Insomnia

If you take Adderall for ADHD and forget a dose or do not take your dose on time, it is very likely that you will experience mood swings and increased irritability.

Other drugs that react to Adderall

Adderall XR or Adderall contain amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that may interact with other medications. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:

  • An anti-acid such as Zantac, Pepcid, Prilosec, etc.
  • Any anti-hypertension medication
  • Any medicine to treat mental illness
  • Lithium
  • Medicines for seizures
  • Any drug-related pain medication
  • An antidepressant
  • Anticoagulant

Remember to always tell your doctor about all the medications you are currently using, stopping taking, or starting taking. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.