Adderall is generally effective in treating narcolepsy or its symptoms. If taking in a therapeutic dose, it causes emotional unseen effects like euphoria, wakefulness, fatigue resistance, etc. It is used in the treatment of ADHD, enhances physical performance, as well as mental performance such as thinking, motivation, creativity, memory, and sex drive.
LONG TERM EFFECTS OF ADDERALL
Long-term continuous dosage proved to be effective in reducing core symptoms like hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. It also enhances the quality of life and academics. The studies conducted also briefs that lifetime stimulant therapy is effective in controlling emotional and behavioral problems.
It changes the structure of the brain if taking for long and causes adverse psychological effects.
Although it is a controllable substance, if misused it can be highly addictive like cocaine. Addiction causes loss of coordination, aggression, abdominal pain, suicidal thoughts, and tremors.
PROS OF ADDERALL
It is used to treat sleep disorders & ADHD. In ADHD it is observed that it can reduce the symptoms by 80%. Those who use this drug found to have better relationships among peers, family members and are less destructible. They perform better in day-to-day life and have a better attention timespan. It helps you think more clearly, takes away your anxiety, you find pleasure in daily tasks, you start enjoying going outside, and gives you immense energy.
it is used to diagnose mental disorders among the age group of 2-17years. If you are doing good at work or at school then you can say that Adderall is working our body.
CONS OF ADDERALL
Excess use of Adderall causes muscle loss, provokes panic attacks, and creates hallucinations, dry mouth, and loss of appetite.
It causes brain abnormalities, anxiety, quicker breathing, excess sweating, hostility, psychosis, and vomiting. The consequences vary among different age groups. Its symptoms can be from fever to blurred vision. It also causes skin issues such as tics, fatal or other allergic reactions.
It may cause chest pain, numbness, unexplained wounds, paranoia, hostility, stroke, myocardial infarction.
It slows down the growth of children (height and weight) if consumed at a younger age.
ADDERALL MECHANISM & DESCRIPTION
It is generally available in 2 forms immediate (IR) and extended (XR). Their dosage time and mechanism differ based on their formulation. It triggers the release of dopamine and other several hormones.
The half-life of Adderall varies from 9-14 hrs. It consists of two drugs amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The class of medications from where it belongs is called stimulants. Over a 25million peoples use amphetamine across the world which is the main active ingredient.
It should always be used as a treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by counseling other therapies. Try not to take this drug if not medicated as its mechanism can harm the internal chemical structure of the body.
HOW DOES ADDERALL ORIGINATE?
In 1994 Richwood Pharmaceuticals, started working towards treating AHDH and even narcolepsy. They started promoting Obetrol under the brand name of Adderall which later discovered under a misbranding provision under the law. Richwood Pharmaceuticals, which later merged with Shire plc. and reintroduced the Adderall brand in 1996. The first generic version of Adderall was introduced in2002.
At first Benzedrine, the US army began issuing pep pills which help to fight fatigue and builds morale. Then it got banned due to using the drug during wars and again started until the year 2002.
DOSAGE OF ADDERALL
The effects of Adderall increase with the increase in dosage and decreases with a decrease in dosage. Excess use can also cause the death of a person as shown in the research on animals.
It is advised to take 10mg/day for people 12 years of age or older. One can consume it alone or with other medications also. They are available up to 30mg in the market. It is available in different colors includes off-white, blue, and yellow. One can take this drug thrice a day with a gap of 4-6 hrs.
Most people ask “How can you check the overdose of this drug?” It’s very easy to identify when to limit the dosage. The symptoms are painful urination, rapid breathing, elevated body temperature.
Initially, 5 mg to 60 mg per day in divided doses. May increase daily dose by 10 mg at
weekly intervals until optimal response is achieved. Take first dose upon awakening.
Side Effects of Adderall
Common Side Effects
The common side effects of Adderall are as follows:-
- lack of appetite
- dry mouth
- trouble sleeping
- stomach pain
- weight loss
Serious Side Effects
Some of the main noticeable side effects are as follows:-
- heart problems including high vital sign , rapid heartbeat, attack , and stroke
- impaired or delusional thinking
- agitated or aggressive behavior
- blurred vision
- severe allergy
- muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
BRAND NAMES OF ADDERALL
It comes mainly in two oral forms Adderall IR & Adderall XR. The brand names under which generic Adderall is available are Dexedrine, Dyanavel XR, Evakeo, ProCentra, Vyvanse, etc.
PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDERALL
The least amount of this drug should be consumed to avoid overdose and the possibility of side effects.
Clinical evaluation should be considered on observation of any kind of an abnormality in the body.
This drug consumer always needs to be cautious while driving a vehicle or doing machinery work.
Always keep this drug in an airtight container away from children and pets at a free room temperature 22-25celcius