Adderall is a medication that is used to treat attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, depression and other health
disorders. In most cases, it is used as a stimulant but when it is used
to treat ADHD and depression it has a calming effect on a person’s
nervous system. This medication is taken in tablet form twice a day. It
is important to note that with this medication, there may be certain
side effects that may occur such as insomnia, a dry mouth or not feeling
Keep in mind that Adderall should not be taken if you have heart disease, a past history of anxiety or a drug or alcohol addiction. Adderall has also been prescribed to those who suffer from depression and for those whose mood levels fluctuate inconsistently. Adderall also has shown to be helpful with mental alertness, decreasing fatigue and help with concentration issues.
There are however, some side effects from this medication such as: stomach pain, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, trouble sleeping and a loss of appetite. These side effects are minimal and usually last a short time but they still should be reported, especially if they continue and become consistent. In addition, if you notice any chest pain or shortness of breath, you need to see you doctor soon.
Like many medications, there can also be serious side effects such as high blood pressure or seizures. If any of these side effects occur, seek medical treatment immediately. For children and young adults who suffer from ADHD, Adderall has been approved by the FDA. In addition to taking Adderall, other treatments are sometimes given such as behavioral therapy and educational guidelines. Keep in mind that Adderall has to be prescribed by a doctor and can only be purchased from a pharmacy.
Many children experience hyperactivity symptoms and most of them are normal; however, there are certain symptoms that are associated with ADHD that should not be ignored such as: being easily distracted, unable to pay attention to tasks or activities, difficulty, unable to finish schoolwork, putting off tasks that need to be done, work habits that are disorganized, fidgeting when sitting, running at inappropriate times, unable to play quietly, always on the go and talking excessively.
Other symptoms that are associated with ADHD are: difficulty in giving responses to others, impatient when it comes to taking turns, interrupting others constantly and talking at time when it is inappropriate.
To conclude, ADHD is a health concern for many children; however, with the proper dosage medication and guidance and help from a doctor and family members, this condition has a good prognosis.