Amphetamine based Adderall can be very dangerous when not taken properly since it increases the amount of blood flow resulting in high blood pressure. It carries with it the risk of stroke and sudden heart attack, especially in those patients who already have a pre-existing circulatory problem.
Side effects of Adderall Abuse
The following are side effects of Adderall:
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Aggravation, anxiety, irritability
Less common side effects are:
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Tolerance to the drug needing more dosage
- Feeling suspicious or paranoid
- Dermatoses (infected skin)
- Urinary tract infection
- Viral infection
- High ALT enzymes in the blood indicating liver damage
Overdose of Adderall side effects:
- Panic attacks
- Hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes, twitching, spasms)
- Personality changes
- Symptoms of depression
- Abnormal EEGs
- Kidney damage
- Lower abdominal pain
- Unexplained muscle pain or phantom pains
- Swelling of ankles, feet, hands
- Rapid heart beat
- High blood pressure
Adderall has also been pegged as a “study pill” in some college circles. Technically speaking, Adderall is a type of upper that increases energy, focus and stamina. Students that tend to cram for exams, papers, etc., will take the drug to keep them awake. Since Adderall is attractive to college age students, it’s obvious why abuse of this drug and its abuse/addiction is prevalent. When taken consistently, the body builds a tolerance to it and requires more to feel the effects.
Another side effect of Adderall abuse is Amphetamine-Induced Anxiety Disorder. This can happen as a result of amphetamine use or withdrawal. Like cocaine, amphetamines such as Adderall can produce symptoms similar to those of obsessive disorder, panic disorder and phobic disorders.
Prescription Health Warnings
Although Adderall can have a skewed view because it is classified as an amphetamine, its uses can be valuable when taken properly. However, it is very important to find out and tell your doctor if you have any form of heart condition, especially in children since they usually aren’t subjected to any kind of heart and circulatory tests because of age.
Adderall Addiction Treatment
Adderall can cause physical and psychological dependence. Adderall withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant. In order to limit withdrawal symptoms, you should not stop taking it suddenly or without your healthcare provider’s approval and supervision. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal symptoms.
Are You Addicted to Adderall?
Adderall is one of the most widespread, addictive, and readily available drugs today. Regular use results in physical and psychological damage and dependence.
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