A healthcare provider may prescribe Adderall® (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) oral tablets to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults, teenagers, and children. This prescription medication can also be used to treat narcolepsy. Although it is a type of stimulant, Adderall XR can have a calming effect by affecting certain chemicals in the brain.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include difficulty sleeping, headaches, and weight loss.
The medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day by mouth (orally). Adderall dosage amounts will vary, depending on several factors, such as other medications you are currently taking, other medical conditions you may have, your age, and other ADHD or narcolepsy medications you have tried. Adderall tablets are available in seven strengths:
- Adderall 5 mg
- Adderall 7.5 mg
- Adderall 10 mg
- Adderall 12.5 mg
- Adderall 15 mg
- Adderall 20 mg
- Adderall 30 mg.
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