USES OF ADDERALL XR
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves drugs to treat certain conditions. Adderall has been approved to treat two conditions. However, Adderall is sometimes used for purposes that aren’t approved by the FDA. The FDA has approved Adderall to treat ADHD and narcolepsy.
Both forms of Adderall — Adderall tablet and Adderall XR extended-release capsule — are FDA-approved for adults and children to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Adderall can help reduce hyperactivity and inattentiveness in people with ADHD.
Adderall tablet is also approved to treat narcolepsy. It can help reduce daytime sleepiness in people with this condition.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE ADDERALL?
Take Adderall exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Adderall may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine may cause side effects, including:
* Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
* Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
* Changes in sex drive or ability
* Dry mouth
* Stomach pain
* Loss of appetite
* Weight loss
Also, some side effects can be serious, and the NIH says that anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should call their doctor immediately:
* Fast or pounding heartbeat
* Shortness of breath
* Chest pain
* Excessive tiredness
* Slow or difficult speech
* Dizziness or faintness
* Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
* Motor tics or verbal tics
* Believing things that are not true
* Feeling unusually suspicious of others
* Hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
* Mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood)
* Aggressive or hostile behavior
* Changes in vision or blurred vision
* Blistering or peeling skin
* Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue or throat
* Difficulty breathing or swallowing
* Hoarseness (abnormal voice changes)