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Adderall XR

Generic name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine [am-FET-a-meen-and-DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen ]

Names of brands: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis

Drug Class: CNS stimulants

What is Adderall XR?

Adderall XR is a stimulant of the central nervous system that affects the nerves and brain chemicals, which can cause hyperactivity and control of impulses.

Adderall XR is a combination medicine that is used to treat ADHD. (ADHD).

Adderall XR could be used to treat other conditions not covered in this guide.


Adderall XR is a drug of abuse. Inform your physician whether you've experienced problems with alcohol or drugs.

Stimulants can cause heart attack, stroke, and sudden death for people suffering from hypertension, coronary disease, or heart defects.

Don't take this medicine when you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, for example, isocarboxazid or linezolid, blue injection, phenelzine rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Adderall XR can cause a recurrence or a deterioration of psychosis (unusual thoughts or behavior), particularly in the case of a history of depression, mental illness, and bipolar disorder.

You may have blood circulation problems that may result in pain, numbness, or discoloration of your toes or fingers.

Call your doctor right away if you have: signs of heart problems--chest pain, feeling lightheaded or short of breath; signs of psychosis--paranoia, aggression, new behavior problems, seeing or hearing things that are not real; signs of circulation problems--unexplained wounds on your fingers or toes.

It is possible that you will not be able to use this drug if you suffer from the conditions of glaucoma or thyroid overactivity and severe agitation. Extreme high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or have a background of alcohol or drug dependence.

Before you Take this Drug

Do not take this medicine if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. A risky drug interaction may happen. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, Methylene blue injection rasagiline and phenelzine, and tranylcypromine.

It is possible that you will not be able to use Adderall XR if you have the following:

  • An allergy to stimulant medication;
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease (hardened arteries);
  • Hyperactive thyroid
  • Glaucoma;
  • Extreme anxiety tension, anxiety or anxiety (stimulant medication can intensify these symptoms) or
  • A history of addiction to drugs or alcohol dependence.

Check with your physician that you are taking stimulant medicines, opioid medications, herbal products, or medicines for mental illness, depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, major infections, or to prevent vomiting or nausea and vomiting. These medications may be incompatible with Adderall XR and cause a grave condition known as serotonin syndrome.

Stimulants can cause stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in some individuals. Tell your doctor whether you suffer from the following:

  • Heart problems or a congenital heart defect;
  • High blood pressure or
  • A blood clot or sudden loss of a loved one.

To ensure that this medication is appropriate for you, tell your doctor if anyone else in your family has ever experienced the following:

  • Depression bipolar disorder, mental illness psychosis, depression, suicidal ideas or actions;
  • Motor tics (muscle is twitching) as well as the syndrome of Tourette's;
  • Seizures or epilepsy;
  • An abnormal test of the brain's waves (EEG);
  • Kidney disease or
  • Blood circulation issues in feet or hands.

Taking this medication during pregnancy could cause premature birth and low birth weight or withdrawal symptoms for the newborn. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.

It is not recommended to breastfeed while you take this medicine.

Don't give the medication to an infant without seeking medical guidance. Not all brands that contain amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are suitable for use in the same age group of children.

How to Take Adderall XR?

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label and review all medication guides or instructions. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medication exactly as prescribed.

Adderall XR can be addictive. Use can lead to addiction or overdose. It can also cause death. Keep the medication in a safe place so that others can't access it. Offering or selling Adderall XR is against the law.

Taking this medication with or without food at the beginning of your day is possible.

Suck your extended-release capsule in its entirety, but do not crush or chew on it, break it, or even open it.

If you cannot swallow a capsule in its entirety, crack it and pour it into one spoonful of applesauce. Consume the mix immediately without chewing. Don't save the mixture to use at a later time.

Adderall XR doses are based on weight (especially for teenagers and children). Your dose needs may change if you gain or lose weight.

If you take this medicine, the doctor must examine your progress at regularly scheduled visits. Inform any doctor that treats your condition that you're using this medication.

The dosage you require could change when you change to a different brand or strength of this medication. Be sure to use only the dosage and form that your doctor prescribes.

Place in a cool, dry place free of heat, moisture, and light. Be aware of the medication you are taking. You must be aware if you use the medicine improperly or without the prescription.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose missed when you can remember it, though not too late in the morning. Don't miss taking the dose if you are close to the evening. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missing dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of Adderall XR could be fatal.

Overdose symptoms can include tremors, restlessness, muscle cramps and shivers, rapid breathing, hallucinations, confusion, anxiety, panic, muscle pain or weakness, and dark-colored urine. These signs can be accompanied by tiredness and depression. Other signs of overdose are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach discomfort, irregular heartbeats, feeling lightheaded, being ill, having seizures (convulsions), or coma.

Avoid this

Don't take care not to share Adderall XR with another person, even if they suffer from the same symptoms.

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of this medication on your body. Your reaction could be affected.

Do not drink juices from the fruit or Vitamin C like you are taking Adderall XR. They can cause your body to take less of the medication.

Side Effects of Adderall Xr

See a doctor immediately If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic response such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Adderall XR may cause serious adverse effects. Contact your physician immediately If you suffer from the following:

  • Symptoms of heart trouble: chest pain, breathing problems, or feeling like you may faint;
  • Signs of psychosis--hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), new behavior problems, aggression, hostility, paranoia;
  • Symptoms of circulatory problems: numbness, chills, pain, and unidentified wounds. Changes in the color of your skin (pale or red-blue appearance) on your toes or fingers;
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Muscles twitches (tics) or
  • Shifts within your eyes.

You should seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms of serotonin disorder, such as agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, high heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

The long-term use of stimulants could affect the growth of children. Inform your doctor if your child's growth isn't at a regular rate when taking this medication.

Common adverse effects of Adderall XR could include:

  • Nausea, stomach pains, weight loss, nausea;
  • Weight loss;
  • Mood swings, a feeling of nervousness or irritable
  • High heart rate;
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • Dry mouth.

This isn't a complete list of all side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding the medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Consult your physician before taking any stomach acid medication (including Alka-Seltzer or sodium bicarbonate). Certain of these medications can alter the way your body can absorb Adderall XR and may enhance the effects of Adderall.

Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking. A variety of drugs can impact Adderall XR, especially:

  • Lithium or another medicine for treating depression or mental illness
  • Blood pressure medicine;
  • A blood thinner like warfarin, Coumadin, or Jantoven;
  • Cold or allergy medication that includes a decongestant
  • Opioid (narcotic) medicine; or
  • Seizure medicine.

This list isn't complete, and a variety of other medications could impact Adderall XR. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. Are included here.




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