ADHD Home > Adderall Medication

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy may benefit from Adderall® (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine). Adderall comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice daily, although people with narcolepsy may have to take it more often.
Because this prescription drug is a type of amphetamine, it has the potential for abuse. It is classified as a controlled substance, which means there are strict rules regarding its sale and use.
Before taking this medication, it is important to review Adderall's safety information carefully. For instance, this medicine may not be safe for people who have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, seizures, or mental illnesses. Also, Adderall may react with a number of other products, so make sure your healthcare provider knows about any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are taking.
(Click Adderall for more information on this medication, including how it works, important safety precautions and warnings, possible side effects, and what to do in cases of overdose.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation

Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2018 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.