DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM
: Adderall contains amphetamine salts (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)
and is used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Amphetamines stimulate the brain by increasing the level of neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain. (Neurotransmitters are chemicals produced by nerves that are released and attach to other nearby nerves as a means of communication among nerves.) The exact mechanism of action in ADHD is unknown. Adderall XR is an extended release form of Adderall. Adderall was approved by the FDA in 1996.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Adderall is used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall XR is only approved for treatment of ADHD.
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of amphetamines include excessive stimulation of the nervous system leading to:
Other serious side effects include:
slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
seizures, mainly in patients with a history of seizures
eyesight changes or blurred vision
Common side effects include:
fast heart beat
Adderall XR may affect you or your child's ability to drive or do other dangerous activities.
Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store Adderall XR?
Store Adderall XR in a safe place at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C).
Keep Adderall XR and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about Adderall XR
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Adderall XR for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Adderall XR to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them and it is against the law.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Adderall XR. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Adderall XR that was written for healthcare professionals. For more information, you may also contact Takeda Pharmaceuticals (the maker of Adderall XR) at 1-800-828-2088 or visit the website at http://www.adderallxr.com.
What are the ingredients in Adderall XR?
Active Ingredients: dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulfate