Adderall is used to treat in attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and other symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), including lack of focus, disorganization, forgetfulness, fidgeting, excessive talking or frequent interruption. Adderall is brand name. it is made up of four different amphetamine salts such as dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspirate, dextroamphetamine sulphate and amphetamine sulphate. Treating ADHD and other disorders by adderall was approved by FDA in 1996.
Adderall comes only in the form of tablet which can be taken orally but in different capacity such as 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 30mg. it can be used to treat from the age of three to the old age people. It effects are long lasting as compared to other medicines which are used to treat these types of disorders. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder). It helps in improve development of brain and nerve growth. Reports of magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) studies suggest t6hat long term treatment with addreall decreases abnormalities in brain and functions are improved in several parts of brain.
Long term and continuous use of adderall is treatment for ADHD is established by clinical stimulant research. Continuous use of adderall for two years is the perfect treatment for ADHD for its effectiveness and safety. It enhances the quality of life and academic achievement and producing improvements on large number of functional outcome. It helps across nine categories of outcomes to improve. One review says that it increases 4.5 IQ points in children with controlled use of amphetamine for 9 months. It helps in continuous attention, decrease in disruptive behavior and hyperactivity.
Addreall have got fewer side effects as compared to other drugs. It is included in schedule II category by the drug enforcement administration (EDA). It is done to indicate that this drug have high potential for abuse. This types of drugs are addictive. Drugs with high potential are included in schedule II.
Common side effects of these types of drugs are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, stomach aches, constipation, gastritis issues, weight loss, dry mouth, irritability, nervousness, agitation, tremor, sexual dysfunction in males. Less common side effects can be europhia, cold or flu, cough or hoarseness, fever, chills, etc. patients of liver or kidney disorders should not take these medications. There is caution for pregnant lady and nursing mother it can affect fetous and baby respectively. Patient with heart problems, high blood pressure, BPD, mood disorders, tic disorder, anxiety, and mental health disorder should make doctor aware of the problems than take these drugs under doctor’s concern.