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              Adderall is a drug used for the treatment of Attention Deficit

Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHA. The drug is also indicated for

the treatment of Narcolepsy. Adderall is used as an fundamental part of a

complete treatment program, that may also include psychological, educational,

and social measures, for patients with ADHD. The drug treatment is not to be

used for all children with ADHD, for the syndrome may be secondary to primary

psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, and Adderall stimulants are not

intended for use in these patients.

              Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; DSM-IV ®)

implies that hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that caused

impairment are present and were present before the child was 7 years old. The

child’s symptoms have to cause clinically considerable impairment, for

example when functioning in academic, social, or occupational setting.

Symptoms must be present in two or more setting, such as

 school and home, and

must not be better explained by another mental disorder. At least six of the

following symptoms who have to persist for at least 6 months for ADHD to be

considered as the inattentive type:

 

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·       Careless mistakes/ lack of attention to details

·       lack of ability to sustain attention

·       poor listening

·       failure to follow through and complete task

·       poor organization

·       avoidance of task that require sustained mental effort

·       loses things

·       distracted easily

·       forgetful

At least six of the following symptoms who have to persist for at least 6

months for ADHD to be considered as the Hyperactive-Impulsive Type:

·       inappropriate running and climbing

·       fidgeting or squirming

·       leaving seat constantly

·       trouble with activities that require quietness

·       excessive talking

·       blurting answers

·       unable to wait for turn

·       intrusive

For ADHD to be considered as The Combined Type, the criteria for both

inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive must be met.

Adderall is a single-entity amphetamine that combines the neutrals sulfate

salts of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine with the dextro isomer of

amphetamine saccharate and amphetamine aspartate monohydrate.

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              Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse and the prolonged

use of amphetamines may result in drug dependence and should be avoided.

Amphetamines should be prescribed sparingly. Abuse and misuse of amphetamine

may result in serious cardiovascular adverse events or sudden death.

              The inactive ingredients in Adderall include:

  • ·       Lactitol
  • ·       Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • ·       Colloidal Silicon Dioxide
  • ·       Magnesium Sterate

It is recommended that Adderall not be used in children under 3 years old.

The dosage and administration of Adderall is as follows:

·       3-5 years old/ 2.5mg daily; dosage may be raised at increments of

2.5mg weekly until most favorable response is obtained.

·       6+ years old/ 5mg once or twice daily; dosage may be raised by 5mg at

weekly intervals until most favorable response is obtained.

·       In rare cases it will be necessary to exceed a total of 40mg per day.

Adderall can cause the following side effects:

  •        Cardiovascular:
  •        Palpitations
  •        tachycardia
  •        elevation of blood pressure
  •        sudden death
  •        myocardial infarction
  •        cardiomyopathy
  •        Central Nervous System:
  •        Psychotic episodes at suggested doses
  •        Overstimulation
  •        Restlessness
  •        Insomnia
  •        Dizziness
  •        Euphoria
  •        Dyskinesia
  •        Dysphoria
  •        Depression
  •        Tremors
  •        Headache
  •        Tourette's syndrome
  •        Seizures
  •        stroke
  •        Gastrointestinal:
  •        Dryness of the mouth
  •        unpleasant taste
  •        diarrhea
  •        constipation
  •        Anorexia and weight loss may occur as unwanted effects.
  •        Allergic:
  •       Urticaria
  •        rash
  •        hypersensitivity reactions; angioedema, anaphylaxis
  •        Serious skin rashes; Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal
  • necrolysis
  •        Endocrine:
  •        Impotence
  •        Libido changes

Barr Pharmaceutical has issued a recall of Adderall as a result of the tablet

being over-weight which could cause it to be extra-potent.

Sudden Death has been reported with treatment at a usual dose in association

with CNS stimulant treatment in children.

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