What Amphetamine (Adderall) is for and side effects

Adderall XR is a stimulant drug from the amphetamine group, used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in other countries, because its use is not approved by Anvisa, and therefore cannot be marketed in Brazil. 

The use of this substance is highly controlled, as it has a high potential for abuse and addiction, and should only be used by medical indication and does not exclude the need for other therapies. 

This remedy acts directly on the central nervous system, increasing the levels of brain activity and, for this reason, it has been used illegally by students in order to improve their performance in tests. 

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What is it for

Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant, indicated for the treatment of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

How to take 

The recommended dose of Adderal in children between 6 and 17 years of age is 10 mg, once a day in the morning, which can be increased by doctor’s recommendation to a dose of 30 mg.

In adults the recommended dose is 20 mg, once a day, in the morning.

Dosages should be adapted to the patient’s characteristics according to the recommendation of the psychiatrist. 

Possible side effects

Adderall increases brain activity leaving the person more awake and focused for longer.

Some of the most common side effects include decreased appetite and weight loss, difficulty sleeping or insomnia, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, nervousness, fever, dry mouth, headache, anxiety, dizziness, increased heart rate, diarrhea, tiredness and urinary tract infections.

Who should not use

Adderall is contraindicated in people with hypersensitivity to the components of the formula, with advanced arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, moderate to severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, agitation states and a history of drug abuse.

It is also not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 6 years of age.

In addition, the doctor must be informed about any medication that the person is taking.

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