How Do Doctors Diagnose ADHD in Kids?
- There are generic versions of Adderall available.
- Adderall’s generic name is Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine.
- The only chemical difference between Meth and Adderall is one methyl group.
- From 2007-2012, in the USA the prescriptions for Adderall tripled.
- Adderall can be prescribed to both children and adults.
- From 2005-2011, emergency room visits for nonmedical stimulant use tripled.
- Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy as well as ADHD.
- Many students do not consider or believe Adderall is a drug, they see it as a study tool.
- The majority of students who use Adderall without a prescription do not consider it cheating.
- Stimulant drug sales have quintupled since 2002.
- There are a lot of professional baseball players who use Adderall.
- In some people, Adderall can diminish their creative abilities.
- Adderall tablets are short acting, whereas the Adderall capsules are long lasting.
- Adderall has an XR form (time release), which lasts throughout the day instead of a couple of hours.
- The strengths for Adderall are; 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 30mg.
- The strengths for Adderall XR are 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 25mg, 30mg, and 36mg.
- Adderall should be stored between 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature).
- In the United States, Adderall is a controlled substance.
- Adderall can produce withdrawal effects when stopping use.
- Mixing Adderall with alcohol can increase the risk for heart problems.
- Adderall can have a potential for misuse and addiction for the who are susceptible to substance use.
- Adderall may cause trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, and headaches as unwanted side effects.
- In young children, slowed growth may be a more serious side effect.
- Adderall may not be appropriate if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, history of drug abuse, history of mood swings/agitation, and if you are pregnant.
- Adderall is a category C drug, meaning when tested on animals, there were side effects on the fetus, but there have not been enough studies done to conclude this for humans.
- Adderall may have negative interactions with MAOIs, antidepressants, or high blood pressure medicine.
For more information on Adderall, or if you believe you may be a candidate for Adderall, please call Transitions Center for a medical consultation with one of our licensed providers.