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Adderall® (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a prescription medication used for treating adults, teenagers, and children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy. This medication comes in the form of tablets and is typically taken twice a day, although some people (especially those using it for narcolepsy) will need to take it more often.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with Adderall, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Some of the common side effects of this medication include headaches, insomnia, and weight loss.
The Adderall 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 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.
For more Adderall drug information, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Adderall for a more in-depth look at how this medication works and detailed information on its effects, potential side effects, and general precautions.)