Adderall is a combination medication that contains different salts of amphetamine salts. The salts are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Both these salts are central nervous system stimulating agents. These salts work on the parts of the brain and nerves that responsible for making a person feel hyperactive.

It is prescribed to patients suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Atten Deficit Disorder) & Narcolepsy. Please visit our FAQ section for quick answers to your questions.

Warning

Before taking these pills, always tell your doctor if you have any addiction or substance abuse history. It can be a habit-forming medication that can have serious side effects. It has been labeled as a Schedule IV medicine just because it is a drug of abuse.

In case you have suffered from depression, mental illness or bipolar disorder than this medicine can cause psychosis or make it worse in case you already suffer from it.

It is recommended that these tablets should never be taken if a person has consumed an MAOI’s (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) in the 2 weeks prior to taking Adderall. Examples of some MAOI’s are Azilect, Zelapar, Marplan, Parnate, and Nardil. These are just a few to name, please consult your doctor for complete information.

You will not be able to use Adderall if you have any of the following conditions

  1. Vascular Disease
  2. Irregular Blood Pressure
  3. Coronary Artery Disease
  4. Heart Problem
  5. Severe Agitation
  6. Overactive Thyroid
  7. Glaucoma
  8. History of any addiction

It is recommended that you should call your doctor or seek medical help if you have any of the following symptoms

  • Signs of a heart problem
  • High or Low Blood Pressure
  • Chest Pain
  • Severe Headache
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Lightheaded
  • Psychosis
  • Change in behavior
  • Aggression
  • Seeing or Hearing Things
  • Unexplained Wounds On Body

If you experience any of the above symptoms just stop taking these pills and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Things Your Doctor Needs To Know

In order to stay safe from any adverse effects make sure that you share all your medical history with the doctor when you are diagnosed for ADHD or prescribed Adderall for any reason.

For your safety here are a few things that your doctor needs to know when they are prescribed.

  • Problems related to heart
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Blocked Valves
  • Irregular Blood Pressure
  • Family history of heart diseases
  • Respiratory problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Aggression
  • Liver or Kidney Problem
  • Diabetes
  • Blocked Veins
  • High Cholesterol

Not Recommended For Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women!!!

It is not recommended that a doctor prescribes Adderall to a pregnant woman. Pregnant women should avoid this medicine as it can really hinder the health and growth of the unborn child. Research has proved that this medication can induce premature birth.

Apart from that child can also have a dangerously low birth weight that can be a problem for their proper growth and nourishment in the future. In many cases, children were born suffering from withdrawal symptoms. So always disclose your pregnancy or plans to get pregnant to your doctor.

The salts present in this medicine can easily be passed to children with the breastmilk. These salts can stop the brain growth of the child. So stop breastfeeding your child if you start using these pills. Formula milk is a safe alternative for the child in such situations.

Usage Guidelines For Children

It is a medication that doctors need to avoid prescribing to children during their growth years, unless necessary. The tablet should never be given to children under the age of 3 years as their brain and body cannot handle the effects of this medication and serious side effects are imminent.

Children between the ages of 4-6 years should not be given Adderall regularly on a daily basis. The brain in this age is still growing and learning capabilities can be hindered when these salts work on the brain.

Between the age of 6-12 daily dosage should not exceed 60mg under any circumstances. Usually, a 30mg daily dose is more than enough for kids in this age group.

How To Manage An Adderall Overdose?

Please go through the safety guide enclosed with the medication or read safety guidelines for Adderall on our website before use.

It is among the medications whose overdose can be fatal so seek help as soon as possible.

You can always call 911 in the US & Canada or 112 in European countries, to get emergency medical services.

In the US there is a dedicated Poison Helpline that deals with overdoses. You can contact them by dialing +1-800-222-1222.

Symptoms of Adderall Overdose

Here are some symptoms that you can check for detecting an overdose

  • Rapid Breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Weakness
  • Change in urine color
  • Aggression
  • Panic
  • Muscle twitches
  • Tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Pain in body
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Palpitation
  • Seizure
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

If there are any other severe symptoms that are not listed here you should still seek medical attention.

Counterfeit & Fake Adderall

FDA (Food & Drug Administration) has issued a special warning for fake Adderall pills that are being sold online and streets.

These fake pills are made to look like original 30mg pills made by Shire & Teva but they don’t contain salts that are present in original tablets.

These pills contain different chemicals ranging from caffeine to opioids. These pills can be really lethal and harmful to the health of young children and adults.

There have been reported incidents where people have died after using fake counterfeit pills and it is recommended that you don’t purchase Adderall from any online pharmacy.

It is illegal to purchase Adderall 30mg online from overseas.

How To Detect Real & Fake Adderall

Original Adderall pills are only manufactured by Shire US Inc. and TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

 

Adderall 30mg By Shire

These Are Adderall 30mg By Shire US Inc. 

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Adderall 30mg by Teva

These Are Adderall 30mg By TEVA

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The Elliptical B 974 Adderall 30mg Pills By TEVA

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If you get pills that look different from the above pills avoid using them. It is best to consult a pharmacist or your doctor by showing them the pills. They will surely help you in detecting if the pills are fake. Never use any pills that are broken or have a different color shade as compared to the above images.

Emergency Contacts

If someone is suffering from an overdose or any other serious health/mental problem caused by this medication please use the phone numbers given below for assistance.

9-1-1

In life-threatening situations call 9-1-1 for a prompt response.

Call: 9-1-1

 

The National Poison Control Center

Call: +1 800 222 1222

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: +1 800 273 8255

 

The National Mental Health Association

Call: +1 800 969 6642

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Call: +1 800 662 4357

More Resources:

https://www.drugs.com/adderall.html

https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/qa/what-is-adderall

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63164/adderall-xr-oral/details

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adderall

https://www.tevapharm.com/

https://www.shire.com/

https://www.takeda.com/