The drug Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a member of the phenethylamine class of stimulants for the central nervous system (CNS). Four different amphetamine salts are combined to form Adderall, which has a synergistic effect.

Side Effects

The most frequent side effects are anxiety, irritability, dry mouth, appetite loss, and insomnia. More severe side effects of Adderall can include psychosis, heart issues, and hypertension.


Both tablets and capsules of Adderall are available. Adults with ADHD typically begin treatment with 5 mg once or twice daily. Until the desired result is obtained, the dose may be raised in weekly increments of 5 mg.


Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) should not be taken with Adderall as this may result in a harmful reaction. Additionally, a number of other medications and Adderall can interact, so it's crucial to consult a doctor or pharmacist before beginning Adderall.

Pregnancy and nursing:

Due to its potential to result in birth defects, Adderall is not advised for use during pregnancy. Additionally, since Adderall can enter breast milk and have negative effects on nursing infants, it is not advised to use it while nursing.

Adderall abuse

Due to its ability to boost alertness and productivity, Adderall is a drug that is frequently abused, especially by college students. Abuse of adderall can result in addiction, cardiovascular issues, and psychosis. Only use Adderall as directed by a physician.