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Adderall XR Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Adderall XR, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness
  • Chest pain or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression (see Adderall for Depression)
  • More outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal
  • Strange behavior
  • Abnormally long-lasting or frequent painful erections of the penis in males of any age
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Unexplained rash
  • Hives
  • Uncontrolled movements of the head, neck, mouth, arms, or legs (known as tics).
     

Rare Side Effects Seen With Adderall XR

Rare Adderall XR side effects were reported in very few people taking the drug. Given how uncommon these side effects are, it is difficult to tell whether they are caused by the medication or something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects include but are not limited to:
 
If you have seizures, heart problems, or mental problems, Adderall XR can aggravate the symptoms of these conditions.
 
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