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Why do children and adults take Adderall?
Who should not take Adderall?
What is the most important information I should know about Adderall?
Is Adderall habit forming?

What are the risks of taking Adderall?
What is Adderall XR?
Can Adderall be abused?
Is Adderall safe?
Is Adderall safe during pregnancy?

 

Why do children and adults take Adderall?
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant (amphetamine). Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 years of age and older and in adults.

Who should not take Adderall?
You should not take Adderall if you have a heart defect; if you have other heart problems, including high blood pressure, and heart or blood vessel disease; overactive thyroid; glaucoma; a history of drug abuse.

Never take Adderall if you are taking a drug used to treat depression, called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped taking an MAOI in the last 14 days. Taking Adderall near the time of taking a MAOI can result in serious, possibly fatal reactions.

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What is the most important information I should know about Adderall?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Adderall may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness. If you experience these effects, avoid hazardous activities. Do not take Adderall late in the day. A dose taken too late in the day may cause insomnia.

Is Adderall habit forming?
Yes! Physical and psychological dependence may occur with the use of this medication, and withdrawal effects may occur if you stop taking it suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Talk to your doctor about stopping this medication gradually.

What are the risks of taking Adderall?
Sudden deaths, heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and hypertension in children and adults

What Is Adderall XR?
Adderall XR is a once daily extended release of Adderall.

Can Adderall be abused?
Yes, it’s an amphetamine.

Is Adderall safe?
Use at your own risk. Harsh and disturbing side effects include:

  • Adderall may make symptoms of existing mental illness worse.
  • Children taking Adderall should have their height and weight measured regularly. Adderall may decrease normal growth and increase weight loss.
  • Adderall has been known to increase facial tics and cause Tourette’s syndrome.

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Is Adderall safe during pregnancy?
Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant because your baby may be premature or have a low birth weight. Also, your baby may show withdrawal symptoms, such as agitation and drowsiness. Do not breast feed while taking Adderall because it can pass into your breast milk.

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