Adderall is a completely legal drug, primarily intended for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and the temporary improvement of mental activity and patience, as well as the feeling of relaxation and euphoria.
Adderall affects the brain in such a way that it starts to generate serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline– the substances that cause cheerfulness, satisfaction and joy. Moreover, the drug suppresses appetite.
Besides, it is very effective against prolonged depressions and anxiety and can be used for additional therapeutic effect after the treatment of encephalitis.
Indications for use
- ADHD in children
- Patients in asthenic condition, caused by fatigue
- Astheno-depressive state
- Stimulation of labor activity
- Poisoning with sleeping or narcotic drugs
The common Adderall dosage is 5-10 mg once a day. There is also a scheme of treatment, according to which the drugs are taken twice a day.
Maximum single dosage is 10 mg. Maximum daily dosage is 20 mg. The duration of treatment is 7-14 days.
To stimulate the labor activity, take 20 mg of the drug once.
Adderall is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Increased blood pressure
- Congenital heart defects
- Patients that abuse alcohol and drugs
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women
Adderall must be taken with special caution in the following cases:
- Anorexia and liver diseases
- Minor arterial hypertension
- Bipolar disorder, insomnia or psychosis
- If the patient suffered from epilepsy, tics or Tourette’s Syndrome
- Close-angle glaucoma
The use of Adderall can cause:
- Sickness, headache, vertigo and chills
- Insomnia and disorder of conduction, tachycardia and arrhythmia
- Addiction and development of tolerance
- In case of prolonged use, the drug can cause neuropsychiatric disorders, paradoxical reactions, psychosis, reduced efficiency, apathy and drowsiness
Pregnancy and lactation
Adderall is contraindicated during pregnancy. It can be used only once in an advanced stage of pregnancy to stimulate labor activity.
The substance penetrates into the human milk, so you should stop the breastfeeding.