Adderall XR

Drug List

Adderall XR

Drug Name

Adderall XR (Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine ER)

Manufactured By

Shire LLC

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine combination is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (uncontrollable desire for sleep or sudden attacks of deep sleep). These two medicines belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine combination works in the treatment of ADHD to increase attention and decrease restlessness in patients who are overactive, cannot concentrate, or are easily distracted. It is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological therapy.

How To Use

Take the regular tablet in the morning and early afternoon. If you take the tablet in the evening, you may have trouble falling asleep at night. If you are using the extended-release capsule: Swallow the capsule whole with water or other liquids. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Take the capsule in the morning. If you take it in the afternoon or evening, you may have trouble falling asleep at night. You may take the capsule with or without food. If you cannot swallow the capsule, carefully open it and sprinkle the small beads over a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not store the mixture for future use. Do not crush or chew the beads from the capsule.

Side Effects

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor every time you need a refill. This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this medicine affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness. Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dosage without talking to your doctor or health care professional.Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely. Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.Tell your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you notice unexplained wounds on your fingers and toes while taking this medicine. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you experience numbness or pain, changes in the skin color, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common: bladder pain, bloody or cloudy urine, difficult, burning, or irregular heartbeat or pulse, frequent urge to urinate, lower back or side pain, Less common: Cold or flu like symptoms, cough or hoarseness, fever or chills, Incidence not known: blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, chest pain or discomfort, confusion, convulsions, dark colored urine, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, difficulty with speaking difficulty with swallowing, dizziness, double vision, faintness, headache, inabilty to move the arms, legs or facial muscles, inablity to speak, itching, joint or muscle pain, large, hive like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips tongue, throat, hands legs, feet or sex organs, loss of bladder control muscle cramps or spasms, muscle pain or stiffness, muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities, nausea pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck, red skin lesions, ofter with a purple center, re, irritated eyes, seeing hearing, or feeling things that are not there,skin rash, slow speech, sore throat, sores, ulcers, white spots in the mouth or on the lips, sudden loss of consciousness, sweating, swelling of the feet or lower legs, tightness in the chest, troubled breathing, uncontrolled repeated movements, uncontrolled vocal outbursts, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: More common: anxiety, dry mouth lack or loss of strength, stomach pain, weight loss, Incidence not known: Constipation, decreased interest in sexual intercourse, false or unusual sense of well being, inability to have or keep an erection, loss in sexual ability desire, drive or performance, twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms or legs

Drug Interactions

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take: clorgyline, furazolidone, iproniazid, isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, Moclobemide, Nialamide, Pargyline, phenelzine, procarbazine rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, sibutramine, toloxatone, tranylcypromine, Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines: acetazolamide, benzthiazice, chlorothiazide, chlorpromazine, diazoxide, donepezil, furazolidone, hydrochlorothiazide, hydroxytryptophan, polythiazide, safinamide, sodium biacarbonate, thichlormethiazide, xipamide Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines. Guanethidine

In Case of Overdose

Seek medical attention or call 911

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.