15 Facts About Adderall


Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

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Adderall is generally well tolerated and effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD and narcolepsy.

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The side effects of Adderall vary widely among individuals, but most commonly include insomnia, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

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The risk of developing an addiction or dependence is insignificant when Adderall is used as prescribed at fairly low daily doses, such as those used for treating ADHD; however, the routine use of Adderall in larger daily doses poses a significant risk of addiction or dependence due to the pronounced reinforcing effects that are present at high doses.

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The levoamphetamine component of Adderall has been reported to improve the treatment response in some individuals relative to dextroamphetamine alone.

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Adderall's active ingredient, amphetamine, shares many chemical and pharmacological properties with the human trace amines, particularly phenethylamine and, the latter of which is a positional isomer of amphetamine.

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In 2020, Adderall was the 22nd most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 26million prescriptions.

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Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

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Adderall is available as immediate-release tablets or two different extended-release formulations.

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Adderall has been banned in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

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Adderall has high potential for misuse as a recreational drug.

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Adverse side effects of Adderall are many and varied, but the amount of substance consumed is the primary factor in determining the likelihood and severity of side effects.

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Chemically, Adderall is a mixture of four amphetamine salts; specifically, it is composed of equal parts of amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and dextroamphetamine saccharate.

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Adderall is produced as both an immediate release and extended release formulation.

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Adderall is one of several formulations of pharmaceutical amphetamine, including singular or mixed enantiomers and as an enantiomer prodrug.

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