Drug: Adderall, Adderall XR (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)

What is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Adderall XR)? Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.The combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Adderall 10 mground, blue, imprinted with AD, 1 0Adderall 20 mground, orange, imprinted with 20, ADAdderall 5 mground, blue, imprinted with AD, 5Adderall XR 10 mgcapsule, blue, imprinted with Shire 381, 10 mgAdderall XR 15 mgcapsule, blue/white, imprinted with ADDERALL XR, 15 mgAdderall XR 20 mgcapsule, orange, imprinted with ADDERALL XR, 20 mgAdderall XR 25 mgcapsule, orange/white, imprinted with ADDERALL XR, 25 mgAdderall XR 30 mgcapsule, brown/orange, imprinted with ADDERALL XR, 30 mgAdderall XR 5 mgcapsule, blue, imprinted with ADDERALL XR, 5 mgAmphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 10 mg-BARoval, blue, imprinted with b 972, 1 0Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 12.5 mg-BARoval, orange, imprinted with b 776, 12 1/2Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 15 mg-BARround, peach, imprinted with b 777, 1 5Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 20 mg-BARoval, peach, imprinted with b 973, 2 0Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 30 mg-BARoval, peach, imprinted with b 974, 3 0Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 5 mg-BARoval, blue, imprinted with b 971, 5Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine 7.5 mg-BARround, blue, imprinted with b 775, 7 1/2 featuredcontentslider.init({ id: "slider1", contentsource: ["inline", ""], toc: "#increment", nextprev: ["Prev", "Next"], revealtype: "click", enablefade: [true, 0.2], autorotate: [true, 100000], onChange: function(previndex, curindex){ } })

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What are the possible side effects of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Adderall XR)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • talking more than usual, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
  • tremors, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches); or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
  • headache, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision;
  • feeling restless, irritable, or agitated,
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
  • fever;
  • hair loss, loss of appetite, weight loss; or
  • loss of interest in sex, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Adderall XR)? Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
  • heart or blood pressure medications;
  • a diuretic (water pill);
  • cold or allergy medicines (antihistamines);
  • acetazolamide (Diamox);
  • chlorpromazine (Thorazine);
  • ethosuximide (Zarontin);
  • haloperidol (Haldol);
  • lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
  • meperidine (Demerol);
  • methenamine (Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex);
  • phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
  • reserpine;
  • ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), potassium phosphate (K-Phos);
  • antacids, sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer), potassium citrate (K-Lyte, Urocit-K), sodium citrate and citric acid (Bicitra, Oracit), or sodium citrate and potassium (Citrolith, Polycitra);
  • stomach acid reducers such as cimetidine (Tagamet),esomeprazole (Nexium), famotidine (Pepcid), lansoprazole (Prevacid), nizatidine (Axid), omeprazole (Prilosec), or ranitidine (Zantac); or
  • an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Adderall, Adderall XR)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can be fatal.Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

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