Adderall is normally used to treat ADHD symptoms. In the beginning, Adderall was sold under another name as ‘Obetrol’. It was prescribed to help people in weight and adderall 30mg online dietary control. So whilst it may have some benefits for people suffering from ADHD, it was originally used for other purposes.
Adderall is an amphetamine that stimulates the central nervous system. It has been approved by the FDA since 1996 for treating ADHD in adults and in children over the age of 6 yoa. Adderall will have more durable results and its side effects are actually significantly less harsh as the side effects of Ritalin, another drug medication for ADHD.
The most common side effects of Adderall include sleeplessness, headache, weight loss and appetite loss. It is only fair that is expected weight loss and appetite loss when you realize what the drug was originally used for. Children’s weight and growth may be affected if Adderall is taken for long periods of time.
Other side effects include stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, addiction and trouble sleeping. These side effects are not as common as the ones mentioned earlier, but they can impact some people and can be really frustrating. Adderall addiction is a main concern as it can certainly cause serious behaviour and medical problems.
However, the most serious side effects of Adderall are Tourettes Affliction, hallucinations and increased heart rate.
Before you consider taking Adderall as treatment for ADHD, it is vital to discuss with your doctor about the risks involved and whether this medication could really help you. Adderall should not be taken if you have glaucoma, overactive thyroid, cardiovascular disease and a history of substance abuse. Never take Adderall with anti-depressant drugs called MAOI as it can certainly cause serious reactions that can be potentially fatal.
Adderall is a drug with risky of abuse. This is evident in the widespread use of Adderall among high school and university students throughout their final examinations. As Adderall is a stimulant that contains Amphetamine, students take it to help them focus longer and recall more effectively (in the short term). Some could end up relying on this drug as they create a state of dependent learning because of their inability to perform without it. The prolonged and unsupervised use of Adderall may cause drug addiction, sudden death and serious heart flaws.
Amphetamines have appetite-suppressing properties, so some people take Adderall to lose weight. It is used in combination with other off label prescription medications drugs to treat obesity. This a risky way of losing weight as there haven’t been any research carried out to test the effectiveness of such treatment.