The Use and Effects of Adderall on People

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The use and effects of Adderall on People
Brand name Adderall was introduced in 1996 in the forms of a multi-dose, instant-release, slow, or a time release capsule that came from the original formula used in a weight management drug Obetrol. It has become available in a generic formulation, "mixed amphetamine salts". The active ingredients of Adderall include a combination of dextroamphetamine and racemic D/L amphetamine salts. Adderall is prescribed in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the circumstance in which a child exhibits a short attention span and becomes easily perplexed, overly poignant, excessively vigorous, and highly spontaneous. Also new studies show that another symptom of ADHD that cam be controlled by Adderall is extreme mood swings. It should be used as part of a broader management plan that includes psychological, educational, and social measures, and should only be used under the strict observation of a trained professional. An extended-release (XR) form of the drug, called Adderall XR, is available for once-daily treatment of ADHD. Adderall, a “cocktail” mixture of four different amphetamine salts, was first developed about 25 years ago and marketed under the name Obetrol for weight loss and diet control. In 1996 the FDA approved Adderall for unrestricted use for treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Adderall is quickly becoming a physician favorite for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in children and adolescents. If parents must choice a prescription ADHD medication, Adderall and Adderall XR is generally a better choice for many reasons. Adderall last about six hours per dose and remains active in the body longer than a dose of Ritalin, another similar drug. This longer acting dose alleviates the need for school day dosing but will impede with sleep if taking the Adderall medication in the afternoon or evening hours. Adderall’s side effects are also often less harsh than Ritalin’s. Many...
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