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Adderall is a is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. . Adderall may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.
Adderall should be used as part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
Adderall is also used in the treatment of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

Adderall is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Adderall in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling of or giving away Adderall may harm others and is against the law.

Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

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Adderall is a prescription stimulant  that has a specific medicinal purpose in the treatment of ADHD and Narcolepsy - unfortunately it has also earned a reputation for recreational use, especially among students.


The chemical make-up of Adderall is amphetamine and creates a similar effect in the body as do Methamphetamine and Cocaine. Most Adderall users see an increase in concentration and motivation, as well as weight loss.


However, there are also some negative side effects from using Adderall including:

• Constipation/diarrhea

• Nausea

• Insomnia

• Heart arrhythmia/ chest pain

• Anxiety/aggressive behavior

• Paranoia

• Hallucinations

• Seizures


When Adderall is used correctly, it is very effective at controlling the symptoms of Narcolepsy and ADHD; however when it is abused, there is the potential for dependency. Stopping active Adderall dependency should be through a professional medical detox facility.


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