Adderall – An Overview

Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine is the generic name of Adderall. Doctors suggest Adderall for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It enhances the ability to pay attention, focus, and control behavior.

It is beneficial for you if you clear all your doubts and queries of medicine before starting the treatment. This medicine is consumed by mouth 1-2 times within the gap 4-6 hours. Do not suddenly stop the consumption of this medicine because it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, vomiting, faintness, etc.

Before starting the treatment, tell your health consultant if you have any allergy from its composition and inactive components. 

Although this medicine is beneficial, it causes some side effects too, like Loss of appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, stomach pain, upset pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, fever, nervousness, and trouble sleeping.

Adderall Addiction and Abuse

It is not good if we say that Adderall is safe to use because the doctor recommends it. Continue abuse of Adderall can lead to the addiction of this medicine, which is hard to break. 

People abuse and get addicted to it because this medicine gives them confidence, euphoria, increased concentration, and a suppressed appetite. People abuse Adderall for improving and boosting physical and mental performance too.

Consuming Adderall without a doctor’s prescription is known as an abuse of Adderall. There are other ways in which people abuse Adderall, like taking the heavy dose and snorting medicine.

Reason for Adderall addiction and abuse

  • Weight loss
  • Studying
  • Athletic performance
  • Recreation 
  • Staying awake

According to the research, people of young age mainly after 23 abuse Adderall. 

Who abuses Adderall?

  • Students and professionals- They mainly use this medicine to focus and concentrate on tasks and awake longer more than usual.
  • Athletes- they use Adderall to enhance and increase their performance in competition and during the practice session.
  • People with eating disorders- people are suffering from this use Adderall because it suppresses appetite.

Sign of Adderall abuse and addiction

  • Chest pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fast breathing
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Fainting
  • Fever