Adderall Side Effects


Aderall is a medicine which is used to cure attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It helps in increasing the ability to pay attention, stay focused and controlling behavior. A single unit of this medicine contains the neutral sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, with the dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and d, l-amphetamine aspartate monohydrate. These are the stimulants to central nervous system.

Adderall is available in the form of tablets and capsules in different weights which are : 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, 15mg, 20mg and 30mg.

Inactive ingredients which are contained by Adderall are lactitol, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and others.

Who should not use Adderall?

Remember! This medicine is not for everyone.

You should not use take Adderall if you have take MAO inhibitor in recent days (from 10-14 days). MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

If you are suffering from glaucoma, overactive thyroid, severe agitation, moderate to severe high blood pressure, heart disease or coronary artery disease, or having a history of drug or alcohol addiction you should avoid using Adderall.

Don’t share the medicines with others, especially with those who have been using drugs previously. This medicine may be habit-forming.

Over use or abuse of Adderall may take to serious effects on health as stimulants present in this medicine may cause serious heart problems and sometimes may cause death. Those people who are suffering from heart disorders may get heart attack.

This medicine should not be prescribed to those who have problems of mental illness, high blood pressure, seizure disorders and periphera vascular disease.

Adderall may become dangerous to life when combined with some other drugs. You should let know your physician about the medicines which you are already using.

Adderall Usage for Children:

Children with ADHD disorder, which usually appears before the age of 7, can be prescribed to use this tablet after the disorder has been diagnosed through various tests. Drug treatment should not be practiced as other treatment measures when your child is affected in educational, psychological and social aspects.

Don’t make its prolonged use and ask your health physician about the periods the medicine should be taken by the child. The excess usage of this medicine especially among the children within the age group of 7 to 10 years causes slows down the growth rate.

What are the side effects of Adderall?

Adderall contains Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Both of these may cause various side effects, including:

  • Constipation
  • Changes in sex drive or ability
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach pain
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

There are more side effects of using Adderall and doctors say if you find any of those symptoms, call the doctor immediately. Following are those side effects:

  • Aggressive or hostile behavior
  • Believing things that are not true
  • Blistering or peeling skin


  • Chest pain
  • Changes in vision or blurred vision
  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Feeling unusually suspicious of others
  • Hives
  • Hallucinating
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Motor tics or verbal tics
  • Mania
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow or difficult speech
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, or throat
  • Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
  • Seizures

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