Adderall XR Oral
A healthcare provider may prescribe Adderall XR® (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release) oral capsules to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults, teenagers, and children. This prescription medication is a type of stimulant, although it has effects that are opposite from what would be expected of a stimulant. While stimulants (like caffeine) can cause hyperactivity, Adderall XR can have a calming effect.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include difficulty sleeping, headaches, and weight loss.
Adderall XR comes in capsule form and is typically taken once a day by mouth (orally). Adderall XR is released slowly, which allows it to only be taken once a day, eliminating the need to take medication at school or work. The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on factors such as other medications you are currently taking, other medical conditions you may have, your age, and
other ADHD medications you have tried. Adderall XR oral capsules are available in six strengths:
- Adderall XR 5 mg
- Adderall XR 10 mg
- Adderall XR 15 mg
- Adderall XR 20 mg
- Adderall XR 25 mg
- Adderall XR 30 mg.
(Click Adderall XR for more information on how Adderall XR oral capsules can be beneficial in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], general dosing guidelines, and tips on effectively using this medication.)