Adderall Use Side Effect Details

Adderall Use Side Effect Details

Adderall is a prescription stimulant medication that contains amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall is a combination of 2 CNS stimulants and is used to manage ADHD and Narcolepsy.

Adderall helps increase concentration and alertness. When abused Adderall and Adderall XR can be addictive.

Generic Versions of Adderall

Adderall is a combination of 2 generic stimulant drugs - amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Adderall Use Side Effects

Listed below are common side effects of Adderall and Adderall XR (extended release capsules) when taken as prescribed.

  • Decreased or Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Dry Mouth
  • Insomnia or Other Sleep Issues
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Sex Drive Changes
  • Headache
  • Sense of Wellbeing
  • Increased Blood Pressure

Adderall Abuse Side Effects

Misuse and abuse of Adderall can have numerous serious health related consequences. Abusing Adderall can cause common side effects and abuse side effects to be much more intense and frequent. Abuse symptoms can include:

  • Convulsions
  • Paranoia
  • Irritability and Hostility
  • Aggression
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Issues With Sex
  • Mood Swings
  • Panic Attacks
  • Raised Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Irregular Heart Beat
  • Seizures
  • Heart Attack
  • Withdrawal

Adderall Overdose Symptoms

A life-threatening Adderall overdose can occur when too much (an excessive amount) of medication is taken. Listed below are other symptoms that individuals may experience when Adderall is combined with alcohol or when Adderall is mixed with certain medications or illicit drugs.

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Disorientation
  • Shakiness
  • Rapid Pounding Heartbeat
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Upset Stomach
  • Restlessness
  • Twitching
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Increase / Decrease in Blood Pressure
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Possible Death

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