Adderall is a stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADD/ADHD is a condition suffered by many children where they are more likely than others to have their attention sidetracked by the sights, sounds and smells around them. Small doses of Adderall slow down the racing brain so that diagnosed children can better focus. Adderall is a variation of the amphetamine Dexedrine, found in Ritalin, also used to treat ADD/ADHD. Adderall is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system and creates a sense of euphoria.
Adderall is also used to treat narcolepsy. It is known for increasing alertness, libido and concentration while fighting off fatigue.
Risks of Taking Adderall
Although Adderall can be very effective for treating ADD/ADHD, it is not without its risks. Studies show that long-term use of Adderall can slow a child’s growth or result in other adverse side effects. There have also been reports of children on prescribed doses of Adderall manifesting schizophrenic-like states of behavior. Adderall is a highly abused drug and can be habit forming. Abusing it can cause serious effects on the heart and could even cause death.
Other risks of taking Adderall include:
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate
- Constricted blood vessels and increased blood glucose
- High body temperature and irregular heartbeat
- Potential for cardiovascular failure or seizures
- Heart complications
- Fatigue, depression and sleeplessness
- Potential for addiction
Adderall is a commonly abused drug and can have long-term negative effects on adults and children. Even when taken according to your prescription, there can still be dangerous risks and side effects of taking Adderall.
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