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Also commonly known as amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Other brand names of the medicine are Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis
Adderall is a very popular medicine that is widely used for the treatment of ADHD. The medicine increases some of the brain related chemicals to let a person concentrate better on a particular task. There might be a lot of other medicines available in the market for your concentration problems but you should take Adderall in the extremely needed case. Also, the medicine is not available in the drug stores to be purchased without a prescription. So, the first thing that you should aim at is to get a proper prescription from your doctor.
There is another form of the medicine available of the medicine that is Adderall XR which is an extended form the medicine. The normal form the medicine can last up to 6 hours of maximum. The extended form of the medicine that is Adderall XR has the benefit of lasting for longer hours than this regular Adderall.
The medicine comes with certain side effects and lots of other problems of a person if you do not take the medicine carefully. You should also know the proper way of taking this medicine.
The medicine is also of the kind that it can be habit forming for many people. So, it is always recommended that you strictly follow the proper medication instructions provided by your doctor. You also need to know the side effects or harmful effects of the medicine.
If a person takes MAO inhibitors in his/her present life or has had a history of the MAO inhibitors usage, then the person should discuss it with a doctor and then the medication should be started. Especially if a person has taken the MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, then we highly advise you to not take the medicine and talk to a doctor instead.
You should know the following things before the medication of the drug.
-A person with high blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery disease should avoid the medicine.
– A person with anxiety problems, with the problem of the thyroid, agitation, addiction to drug or alcohol should strictly avoid the medicine.
Some more conditions that a person should discuss with his/her doctor are:
- Liver disease
- Any eye problems
- Kidney disease
Such conditions should be discussed with a doctor before a person proceeds for the medication of Adderall.
The medication of Adderall can increase the risks of suffering from mental problems, bipolar disorder, depression, aggressiveness, and much more problems. These problems are most likely in a person when he/she might be having a weak immune system or already has health problems.
For such cases, a person should always aim at undergoing a medical test before proceeding for the medication of Adderall. So, you should always make sure of being healthy enough before you take the medicine.
Side effects of Adderall
- stomach pain
- mood changes
- sleep problems
- stomach pain
- loss of appetite;
- Weight loss
- Loss of interest in sex
- Stomach ache
- Changes in vision
- Trouble breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swelling of face
- Uncontrollable behavior
- Severe weakness
- Changes in vision
- Chest pain
- Aggressive behavior
- Severe skin rash
- Irregular heartbeat
- fast heart rate
These are the side effects that are mostly possible in case of a person has some health problems, or he/she has a weak immune system. In such cases, a person should rather avoid the medicine or discuss with a doctor and find a solution for how to avoid suffering from such side effects.
Is Adderall Safe in Pregnancy?
No, the medication of Adderall is not recommended in the case of Pregnancy. The drug effects can reach the unborn baby and such condition can be very harmful to the unborn baby. In a few cases, deaths have been reported for the unborn baby if his/her mother was on medication of Adderall. So, it is really recommended to discuss with a doctor if you are pregnant and on the medication of Adderall.
How should you get the medicine?
The medicine would be available by any means. Many people would even offer you the medicine even without a prescription which is totally illegal. If you want to get this medicine in the right way, then you should rather talk to a trusted doctor and get the medicine prescribed legally. This procedure should be followed by just everyone.
How should you start the dosage of Adderall?
The medication of Adderall can be very harmful if you do not follow the correct dosage indication of the medicine. So, here are the instructions of the medicine.
The base strength of the medicine is 5 mg that you should start from. You should never start from a higher dose or you would have other health issues. Also, the drug would work for 4 to 6 hours. So, you can decide the number of doses that you would like to take in a day based on your requirement. If you have severe problems of attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder, then you may go for 2 to 3 times of the doses in a day.
How should you avoid dependency on Adderall medication?
The medication can be very habit forming for a lot of people and you must ask your doctor how to avoid dependency on the drug. Your doctor may recommend you to periodically stop taking the medicine to avoid dependency. Also, you should periodically visit your doctor to let him know your condition. Your doctor may conduct tests and know your health and progress of ADHD treatment. Based on the tests, your doctor would be able to tell you if you should continue the medication or not. Also, your doctor may increase or decrease your dosage based on your condition.
If a person ever takes any dose higher that is not recommended to him/her would have chances of poison effects development. A person would have chances of suffering from life-threatening conditions.
Taking higher dose would have the following effects in case of an overdose:
- Persistent headache
- Fast breathing.
- Muscle twitches
- Feeling light-headed
- Uneven heartbeats
Having such side effects can be extremely dangerous so you should rather rush to a nearby help for medical checkup.
A person if misses any of his/her doses, should take the missed dose only if he/she has enough time to take the missed dose.
A person may never take extra doses than what has been recommended to him/her. So, with such instructions a person may continue his/her doses or not take the medicine at all.
How should you react to harmful effects of the medicine?
A person when suffering negatively with the medication of this amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, should not further continue his medication.
Also, do keep in mind to keep the medicine out of reach of the children. If ever a child takes the medicine then he/she would suffer badly from symptoms like trouble in breathing, fast heartbeats, and even death in a few cases.
So, you may store the medicine at a very safe place and also keep the medicine away from extreme heat. In contact with extreme heat, the medicine may change its effects to rather harmful instead of treating the problem of ADHD.