Adderall Unintended Consequences

Adderall is is an amphetamine salts-based drug brand name. This medication is legal only in Canada and the U.S. where is used to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall has also been used as a weight-loss medication and to manage treatment-resistant depression cases, but this use is not recommended by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This medication is available in a range from 5 to 30 mg immediate release forms. Adderall side effects include insomnia, agitation and anxiety, or it can be said effects that are typically related to its stimulant activities on central nervous system. Adderall can act as an anorectic, and that manifestation has been used in treating exogenous obesity in adults. Adderall has been shown to have very positive effects on patient’s ability to concentrate especially when sleep deprived or overly tired. That is why Adderall has become very used amongst the college students and they misuse this medication quite commonly.

The black box warning on Adderall medications is related the high abusing potential and the high dependency potential of this drug. Sudden death and severe cardiovascular problems have been reported and related to the misuse of this medication. Sleeping difficulty and anorexia are common side effects of Adderall, especially if taken prior the bedtime. That is a reason why this medication, especially if it is given to children, should be dosed after breakfast. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and dry mouth are other side effects that are very connected to losing appetite while taking Adderall. Being the CNS stimulant drug, the side effects related to this manifest of Adderall are  rapid heart rate, ticks, visual disturbances, elevated blood pressure, dizziness, headache, palpitations etc. Some fairly common Adderall side effects include impotence or changes in libido, dyspepsia, dyskinesia and emotional ability. Adderall has been reported to have some severe side effects such as mania, psychosis, depression and aggressive behavios. Tourette syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, angioedema and toxic epidermal necrolysis are potentially severe adderall side effects.

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