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General Adderall Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Adderall include:
  • The first dose of Adderall for the day should be taken in the morning, first thing after waking up.
  • If you do not take your Adderall as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. However, taking the dose too late at night could cause sleeping problems. Do not take a double dose of Adderall.
  • Your Adderall dosage can be taken with or without food.
  • For Adderall to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Adderall will not work if you take it in a way other than the one your healthcare provider has prescribed.
If you are unsure about anything related to Adderall or your Adderall dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Adderall without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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