Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and belongs to the CNS stimulants class. It is indicated for managing ADHD and Narcolepsy (inability to stay awake in the (daytime)disorder and is safe for children and adults.
Adderall 20mg is usually prescribed for individuals battling with a serious bout of hyperactive or impulsive disorder dose. It is available both as immediate-release and extended-release (XR) in the form of capsules and is usually taken OD (once daily). The immediate-release drug is usually given twice OR thrice a day as per the symptoms. And the drug’s effect will remain for 12 – 24 hours, the active duration is six to seven hours, and the drug’s effect begins within 25 -30 minutes.
How does Adderall 20mg work?
Adderall is a CNS stimulant, and it works by increasing focus and it reduces impulsivity by increasing the dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain. It helps manage the symptom, and Adderall was approved in 1996 by the FDA.
It is also used for nontherapeutic use, and as a result, it is an excellent cognition enhancer, improving listening and organizational skills. Athletes also use it to improve their performance, and students often use it before certain exams to improve performance, and often it is abuse and misuse as well.
What are some side effects of Adderall?
Adderall may have some side effects are as follows:
- Lack of appetite
- Uncontrolled blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Low libido
These side effects will wash off in a couple of days, and in case any side effects worsen, seek immediate medical attention. Severe side effects of Adderall are rare. However, if you see any allergic reaction or bizarre symptoms, seek immediate medical attention and rush to the nearest medical helath center.
Who should not take Adderall 20 mg?
Adderall is unsafe to use; therefore, informing your doctor about it is important. Do not take Adderall if you are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
If you have an overactive thyroid
If you are excited or nervous, OR if you have a family history of drug abuse or a record of drug abuse and misuse.
if you are on an MAO inhibitor OR if you have been on antidepressants
If you are allergic to Adderall or any inactive ingredient of Adderall Or If you are allergic to stimulants clan of the drug. The best bet is to share your medical history when asked, as it will help your healthcare practitioners manage the symptoms effectively.
How to take Adderall 20 mg?
Always follow the instruction of your doctor and take them as per the instruction of your doctor.
Read the instruction in the leaflet of the pack.
Always take it in the morning OR as advised by your doctor.
Take as advised, Do not take less than your doctor. The medicine may become habit-forming, and it can cause mental OR physical dependence.
Read and follow the medication guide and follow the instructions carefully.
If the medicine is not working after taking it for several weeks, do not increase the dose and check with your doctor.