Adderall: Additional Information You Need to Know
How should you take Adderall?
should never take more of this medication than your doctor has prescribed. Also,
you should never take it for a longer period of time or for any other purpose
besides what it has been prescribed for. You should take your first dosage upon
awakening in the morning. Additional Adderall dosages should be taken at
intervals of usually between 4 to 6 hours. You should avoid taking late evening
dosages which may possibly interfere with sleep.
If you miss your Adderall dosage:
If you're taking Adderall of one dose a day and at least six hours are remaining
before bedtime you should take your dose as soon as you remember it. If you
don't remember until the next day, you need to skip your earlier dosage and go
back to your regular schedule. You should never take a double dosage of
Adderall. If you're taking more than one dose a day, and you remember within an
hour of your regular scheduled time, you should take the missed dose
immediately. Otherwise, go back to your regular schedule, never taking more than
one dosage at a time.
Storage instructions for Adderall:
You should always store this medication at room temperature in a tight, light
Some special warnings about Adderall:
You should always take Adderall with caution if you have even a mild case of
high blood pressure. Also, you should always be careful when operating machinery
or driving until you are absolutely sure of how this medication will affect you.
It could possibly impair your coordination and judgment.
Adderall can possibly cause twitches and tics. If you or a family member has a
condition called Tourette’s syndrome, you should make sure your doctor is aware
of this prior to taking this medication.
If your condition is Attention Deficit Disorder, the doctor will make an
evaluation and take a complete history before prescribing Adderall. He/she will
gather specific information related to the severity of symptoms and the age of
your child when symptoms began to occur. If the problem is temporary, or is a
reaction to a stressful situation, Adderall will probably not be prescribed.
At the present time, there's been no experience with long-term Adderall therapy
in children. However, many other amphetamine-based medications have been known
to stunt growth and your doctor will probably need to watch your child carefully
to make sure that that this does not become a concern for you and your child.
Information Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to