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Adderall dosage: How much is too much?

 

Adderall dosage: Recommended amounts

adderall XR dosage 5mg.Your Adderall dosage should be kept as low as possible whether the related treatment is Attention Deficit Disorder or narcolepsy. The following Adderall dosages are for both disorders for both adults and children.

Adderall dosage for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity

Children 3 - 5 years old

The usual starting Adderall dosage is 2.5 mg daily. The doctor will then frequently raise the amount each week by 2.5 mg until the condition has stabilized.

 

Children 6 years old and older

The usual starting Adderall dosage is 5 mg once or twice a day and is increased by 5 mg each week. It is rare that a child will need more than 40 mg per day. The physician may interrupt treatment occasionally to see if the medication is still needed.

Adderall dosage for Narcolepsy:

Adults

The most frequent Adderall dosage ranges from 5mg to 60 mg usually taken in two or more smaller doses.

Children under the age of 12

Children are usually started at a dosage of 5 mg daily and may be raised by 5 mg per week until the condition is believed to be under control.

Children 12 years of age and older

The most frequent starting Adderall dosage is 10 mg daily, which is then increased on a weekly basis of 10 mg daily until the drug takes effect.

Overdosage:

Adderall overdosage may be fatal. Some of the warning signs may include convulsions and coma.

Symptoms of Adderall overdosage may include:

Abdominal cramps, assaultiveness, changes in blood pressure, confusion, diarrhea, hallucinations, heightened reflexes, high fever, irregular heartbeat, nausea, panic, rapid breathing, restlessness, tremor, vomiting

If you suspect you have had an Adderall overdosage you should seek emergency treatment immediately.

 

Information Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs

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