What is Adderall (30mg)?
Adderall is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. People taking Adderall usually start at a dosage of 5 mg and may gradually increase dosage up to 30mg. 30 mg Adderall dosage is usual for the people who are not getting relieve with low doses. More than 30mg dose should not be taken without the prescription of your doctor.
Adderall’s side effects
Common side effects of Adderall can include:
- Weight loss
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Sleep problems.
Significant side effects can include trouble breathing, chest pains,
seizures, hallucinations, changes in vision, unexplained muscle pain, dark coloured urine, or changes in skin colour. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or online.
Psychiatric side effects associated with Adderall
People who take Adderall may feel nervousness and mood swings. Consult your doctor about whether you are fit for the medication. Also, always take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. There are different doses, depending on your condition.
Interaction issues for people taking Adderall
Do not take Adderall if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks, as a dangerous interaction effect could occur. There are also hundreds of medicines which interact with Adderall in major, moderate, or mild ways. So tell your doctor regarding other medications you are taking before you start Adderall therapy.
Some of these may include antacids, antidepressants, blood pressure medication, allergy drugs, pain killers and seizure medicine.
Difference between Adderall and Ritalin
There are a lot of similarities between the two medications.
- Both of them are stimulants used for the treatment of ADHD, and both are habit-forming and classified as Schedule II controlled substances.
- If you have any medical history of substance allergy, you should consult to your doctor about this before taking either medication.
- It is found that Adderall may be more effective, but may have a higher abuse potential.
- Adderall comes in 2 forms: instant release(IR) (lasting 4-6 hours) and extended release(XR) (lasting 12 hours).
- While Ritalin, comes in 3 forms: instant release (lasting 3-4 hours), sustained release (lasting 6-8 hours), and long-acting (lasting 8 hours).
What is the typical dose prescribed to someone taking Adderall?
Children age 6 yrs and more, usually start at a dosage of 5 mg and may increase dosage up to 30mg. Adults may start with 5mg and work their way up to a 60 mg dose. However, it’s essential to consult your doctor and not adjust dosage without their prescription.
How long does it usually take for Adderall to work?
Adderall (IR) starts working within 20 to 30 minutes after being ingested, and it reaches its peak effectiveness approximately 1 to 2
hours after taking it.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Never take extra doses of the medication to balance the missed doses.
Can symptoms occur if Adderall is discontinued?
Adderall is a stimulant, one may feel sluggish as the drug begins to wear off. Symptoms may also include hunger, sleep problems, panic attacks, craving the drug, fatigue irritability, low mood, and suicidal thoughts.
Disadvantages of Adderall
- The disadvantage of Adderall is that it is highly habit-forming.
- Side effects such as decreased appetite, drowsiness, nervousness, and headaches may outweigh the benefits.