While Adderall, when taken as prescribed, can be incredibly helpful, it can also lead to addiction for some people. Adderall is classified as a stimulant. A user may get used to the high levels of dopamine that Adderall stimulates in their brain and feel dependent on the drug.
Is Adderall bad for you long term?
There are side effects of any drug, including prescription drugs. Contact your prescribing doctor with questions about your prescription. Long-term misuse of Adderall may lead to heart problems and may also increase your risk for heart attack or stroke. Other side effects may include seizure, irregular heartbeat, skin discoloration, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
How much Adderall can I take in a day?
Take only the prescribed amount of Adderall every day. Be on the lookout for signs of addiction and abuse of Adderall. Signs of Adderall abuse include taking more than the prescribed dose or taking it more frequently than prescribed. Other signs of Adderall abuse include mixing it with other substances or injecting it.
Which one is better Adderall or Ritalin?
Both Adderall and Ritalin are prescription drugs. They work in different ways and one may work better for you, than the other, but that will depend on your individual needs. It may take some trial and error to find the prescription and dosage that works best for you. Your physician should be able to help determine which ADHD medication works best for you.
What do I do if Adderall doesn't work for me?
If Adderall doesn’t work to help with your ADHD symptoms, contact your physician. Don’t stop taking the prescribed medication until you have discussed it with your physician.
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