Adderall Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Adderall medication: When should it be prescribed?
medication is usually prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, a disorder in which a child has a short attention span,
gets easily distracted, is overly impulsive, hyperactive, and overly emotional.
Adderall medication however, should be used within a comprehensive treatment
plan that includes social, educational and psychological components or
interventions. Narcolepsy (uncontrollable bouts of sleep) may also be treated
with the Adderall medication.
Adderall medication: important facts and information
Like all other amphetamines, Adderall medication has a very high potential to be
abused, specifically causing dependence and addiction if used in large doses for
long periods of time. You should always make sure to take your Adderall
medication only as prescribed by your physician.
When should Adderall not be taken?
Adderall medication should not be taken in the following conditions are
Hardening of the arteries
High blood pressure
Glaucoma (high pressure in the eye)
Overacted thyroid gland
You should never take Adderall within 14 days of taking the antidepressant
medications referred to as MAO inhibitors such as Nardil and Parnate. Spikes in
blood pressure may occur which could even possibly be life-threatening.
Your doctor will never prescribe this medication if you've ever had any negative
reaction to similar stimulant drugs, and your doctor may also avoid prescribing
Adderall medication if you are prone to substance abuse or you appear to become
agitated by this drug.
Adderall medication: Special information if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Amphetamine use during pregnancy may lead to premature birth or low birth weight
babies. You should always avoid taking the Adderall medication unless you
absolutely have to. Amphetamines find their way into breast milk, so you should
never take Adderall medication while breast-feeding if you can avoid it in
Information Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to