Adderall XR (XR stands for extended-release) is a medicine, prescribed by a doctor to treat a patient who is suffering from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The patient who comes in this category is children aged 6-12, adolescents aged 12-17, and adults. This medicine combined with dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate with neutral sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine and d, and amphetamine, with the l-amphetamine aspartate monohydrate.
It increases the level of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, so that brain of the patient can come to its normal state of stimulation from the state of overstimulation.
Usage of Adderall XR
This capsule can be taken as a whole or sprinkled administration method can be used. This method is used for children who are unable to swallow the capsule. In this method, the capsule is opened and the content of the capsule is sprinkled on the soft food to avoid chewing. The entire capsule should be taken properly on a daily basis and a single dose of the capsule should not be divided.
Dosage of Adderall XR
Following are some of the dosages:-
1. Adderall XR 5 mg
This is starting dose prescribed to adults, and children age above 6 years and older. This dose can be taken one or two or even three times a day.
2. Adderall XR 10 mg
It is the starting dose for adolescents aged 12-17 and also prescribed to children aged above 6. It’s prescribed to take once a day and looks like a blue capsule with one clear side.
3. Adderall XR 25 mg
It is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the control substance act (CSA). You can buy Adderall xr 25 mg which is in orange & white and in a capsule shape. It is taken once in the morning if you take it late then it’s difficult for you to fall asleep.
4. Adderall XR 30 mg
The main work of this medicine is to calm the brain, stay focused and control thought. Some of the side effects of this are weight loss, vomiting, and headache, etc. Recommended to be taken once daily in the morning
Note: There are other variants also available of this medicine, you can take them if it is prescribed by your doctor
Effects of Adderall XR
The effects of this medicine take place after 4 hours and it last long for 12 hours. It can be take with or without food and should be take upon awakening, and avoid to take in the afternoon should be avoided because of the potential for insomnia.
Some of the side effects are:
- Loss of appetite
- Adnominal pain
- Weight loss etc
So these are some of the common side effects of this medicine. But there are some symptoms that are not common and you should immediately contact to your doctor if you find any of these symptoms.
So here are some of these symptoms which you can’t ignore:-
- Bloody and cloudy urine
- Bladder Pain
- Lower back or side pain
- Difficult burning and painful urination, etc
Things you should disclose to your doctor before taking Adderall XR:
1. Problem related to heart
You should tell to your doctor if you or your family have a history of heart-related problems or blood pressure. Not telling this problem to your doctor may give a horrible result like a heart attack and even sudden death while taking it.
2. Mental illness
A doctor should know about the patient mental health-related issue and also the family history of suicide, tics, depression, or bipolar illness. Taking this medicine then can create exacerbate existing behavior problems or can cause manic or psychotic symptoms in patients.
3. Circulation Problem
If you have any circulation problem then you tell to your doctor before taking this medicine. This capsule can cause pain in fingers or toes, coolness, and numbness.
4. Eye Problem
If you have any eye problems then you should talk to your doctor before taking this medicine because taking this capsule can cause more side effects on your eyesight.
The list is not complete yet, if want to know more just talk to your doctor
Here are some of the diseases you have then you should avoid taking Adderall XR:-
- Glaucoma eye problem
- History of drug abuse
- A patient who is very anxious, tense, or agitated.
So, here you have seen the usage, dosage, and effects of Adderall XR. If you want to know more about this medicine, then you can consult to your doctor.